Puglia is the long, narrow heel of Italy, a peninsula of around 400km from north to south. For centuries it was more part of the Greek world than of Northern Europe, a strategic province extending into the Mediterranea. Today clean seas and reliable sunshine are the draws for holiday-makers both Italian and foreign, and the conical "Trulli" and the charming "Masserie" are popular for the villa contingent.
Low-cost flights to Bari and Brindisi opened up the area to British tourism and made this sunny region a popular destination. Discover all you need to know before your trip with our articles on Puglia.