The neglected gem of Italy’s heel: Bari

Sep 17, 2019 746


Puglia needs no special introduction. Its sea, the baroque grandeur of Lecce, its olive oil and fresh cheeses: all in the region of Italy’s “heel” calls for attention. Aficionados of the Middle Ages and mystery can explore Castel del Monte, while Gargano is perfect for sea holidays lovers and Alberobello, with the whitewashed walls of its trulli, brings to mind the magic of fantastic kingdoms, the Mediterranean version of a Harry Potter-esque village.

This Summer, though, it’s Bari’s Summer, as the capital of the region has been voted top Italian destination for the hot months of 2019 by the popular tourist guide Lonely Planet. We may be running short of vacation days, in this late part of August, but the gentle Mediterranean climate of the region means we are still well on time to enjoy exploring one of the most interesting cities in the Italian South.

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