Puglia has recently become a must-seen destination. In 2019, the prestigious New York Times drew up a list of 52 places to go and Puglia was included too. Wandering through Puglia is not just about visiting stunning places, but it is also about enjoying the traditional, mouthwatering cuisine. But which destinations are the most popular ones?
On the highest step of the podium we find Polignano a Mare. The spot is renewed worldwide for its narrow alleys: while strolling through them you’ll be amazed by the typical white houses. Their steps are often decorated with romantic verses. When in Polignano do not forget to eat at Pescaria: it’s a gourmet bistro that reinvented the typical Apulian sandwich with squid in a creative, tasty way.
Another do-not-miss destination is Alberobello. Since 1996 trulli are part of the UNESCO heritage. One of the most significant experience you can have when in Alberobello is undoubtedly sleeping in one of these conical structures.
Last but not least, Lecce. The city- known as “The Florence of the South”- has nothing less than Rome or Venice. It’s a Baroque city full of history and art, but the artistic value of the city is just one of the pinnacle of this town. Lecce in fact is widely known for its delicious, traditional dishes. One example? the scrumptious “pasticciotti”, little custard pies filled with cream that you can taste in almost every traditional bakery of the city.