Puglia is a developing tourist area in Southern Italy that is beginning to attract tourists to its varied charms. No longer just a terminus for departing to other destinations it is becoming appreciated for its own attractions. Originally a humble farming region, Puglia has been influence by Greeks, Romans, Normans and Byzantines who each made an impact on the landscape by building ports, churches and other magnificent buildings.
This book aims to give the tourist an opportunity to visit and enjoy not only the few major attractions that a guided tour usually includes but many of the other interesting sights that many people do not see. By providing five different walking routes and detailed information about each attraction passed it puts a visitor to Puglia in charge of the time spent at any particular place rather than having to rush and keep up with a guide or join costly tours.
The tours will enable you to experience the variety and atmosphere of some contrasting destinations in Puglia. You will be surprised to discover the rich historical monuments of Brindisi and astounded by the Baroque architecture of Lecce; you’ll marvel at the unique construction of the Trulli of Alberobello and be transported back in time when exploring the Sassi of Matera.