Dedicated to the curious child that is in us.
Masseria Casaburo is at the center of the most beautiful area of Puglia, for its landscape, historical and artistic aspects.
LPuglia has always been a bridge to the East and has been conquered over the centuries by Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Normans, French and Spanish, each of which has left its cultural heritage and its treasures.
Our suggestion is to go through secondary roads, enter the villages and districts, discovering lonely and enchanted corners.
The historic center, dating back to 1600, is tiny but worth a look. Nearby, do not miss the remains of the Roman city og Egnazia and its port. It is a place where there are evidence of the life of the Messapians and of the late Middle Ages. Lama d'Antico, is a rock village in a small canyon, with frescoes from the Byzantine era.
For children the Zoosafari is very interesting, It is a zoological park to visit by car, on foot in the hills of Selva.
SOn the coast, there are many sandy coves between the rocks, the fishing village of Savelletri. It offers small restaurants and a small harbor where boats can be rented. Between Savelletri and Torre Canne in many places you can taste sea urchins (from January to June) and roasted octopuses. Between Torre Canne and Torre San Leonardo, there is the Parco regionale delle dune costiere, where you can take walks on foot, by bike or by electric cars.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; its ancient part - the Monti district - is the only town in the world built entirely of trulli. Very touristy, it is not to be lost anyway. The trullo sovrano is very nice. It is the only one built on two-story.
LIt is the city of the Baroque, to be visited with its upturned nose for its wrought iron doors and balconies.
For nature lovers do not miss a walk in the bosco delle Pianelle, and in the ravines: They are deep ravines dug by the water that open on the meriodional slopes of the plateau of the eastern Murge. These are places that have remained intact over the centuries.
Castellana is the city of the caves, discovered by the geologist Anelli in the thirties.
The longest tour itinerary reaches the white cave>/em> and lasts over an hour and a half. Guides are available in several languages.
It is a village on a cliff overlooking the sea. Its historic center is unmissable: there are alleys, churches, very evocative squares. In the cliff a vast sea cave now houses a restaurant. The italian singer Domenico Modugno was born in Polignano.
Nearby the ancient abbey of San Vito (now privately owned and not open to visitors)stands on a beautiful bay dotted with small restaurants.
The city is divided into two main parts: the nineteenth-century historical center and its streets and fashion shops and il medieval village surrounded by the sea. Do not miss the Romanesque basilica of San Nicola where the bones of the saint are kept. In the alleys of the old city, today animated by, nightlife, the women still make pasta by hand and cook fragrant tipical pizzas.
The seafront is very beautiful. There are public buildings from the 1930s and the beach of "Pane e Pomodoro" also frequented on sunny winter days.
It is the "city of the two seas": the Big Sea, where there is a large commercial port and the most important base of the Italian Navyed, Little Sea,with the typical mussel farms. The two seas are connected by a navigable canal surmounted by a revolving bridge and guarded by a castle inhabited for over two thousand years, from the Greeks to the Bourbons.
The main point of interest in Taranto is the museum Marta, the largest museum that contains the testimonies of Magna Graecia. There is a fabulous collection of jewels and gold found in the tombs of all Puglia.
It is one of the most fascinating cities of Puglia, with its baroque that triumphs in the streets of the old city. This is a city of generous beauty, it shows itself in all its splendor in any season, day or night, giving a magical atmosphere to the many visitors.
LThe local stone is soft and easy to inlay. It is nice to get lost in its streets; there are many areas to visit from Piazza Duomo to Piazza Sant'Oronzo, patron saint of the city. There are also the amphitheater, the palace of the Seggio, the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie which are fascinating destinations for visitors and locals too.
It is the easternmost city of Italy, which has always been considered a bridge between East and West. This characteristic has made it a land of conquest over the centuries. Proof of this is its fortified walls that enclose the ancient village.
This is a point of interest for the many visitors of Salento. Otranto is a small village rich in history with its Aragonese Castle from the late 1400s, the many streets and alleyways of the old town, its shops and courtyards, the majestic cathedral with its medieval mosaic floor representing the tree of life. A coast with cliffs overlooking the sea goes up to Santa Maria di Leuca. There are many caves with striking views and quiet bays with turquoise waters.
The old city is located on an island connected to the mainland by a small bridge. The Ionian Sea has special colors, different from those of the nearby Adriatic. The sand is very white and is often compared to those of the Maldives. Porto Cesareo is an unmissable lagoon with its protected marine area of the natural park of Portoselvaggio and the long beach of Ugento with its typical dunes.
SIt will be the European Capital of Culture 2019. It is famous for its "Sassi", a neighborhood of houses carved into the rock where people lived. In the 40s the inhabitants left their donkeys, goats and chickens here and moved into modern residential neighborhoods and began a long period of abandonment for the Sassi of Matera. Today it is time for rebirth and rediscovery of the beauty of this place. Matera is an unmissable stop in this part of Southern Italy.
It is so named because the emperor Frederick II of Swabia left the evidence of his domination in the Middle Ages. Castel del Monte, today a World Heritage Site, stands solitary with its octagonal plan at the top of a Murge hill. Its function is still a mystery. It was certainly not a defensive fortress because it was defenseless. Perhaps it was a hunting lodge, but its structure and the orientation that creates particular plays of light in the days of solstice and equinox, made us think that it could be a place of study of astronomy and mathematics. A new hypothesis was born observing the cisterns and the water channels of the castle: perhaps it was a hammam or a thermal place that exploited the rainwater in a territory without sources and rivers.
The stone is typical of the inhabited centers of the northern part of the province of Bari. They are not painted with lime as the countries of southern Bari. This characteristic makes the Romanesque cathedrals of the coastal countries austere. Moreover, these countries were stopping places for pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. A visit to Trani is very interesting. dove The cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino overlooks the sea and seems to defy the waves and at the same time protect the city, once the capital of the entire area. Its port, like those of Molfetta, Bisceglie e Giovinazzo, have remained practically the same from the Middle Ages, set in the towns and animated by fishing boats, sailboats and ancient corners.