Apulia lies on the "heel" of the Italian shoe and has access to both the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea. It is a region where coastal tourism flourishes, and the resort of Gallipoli is one of the most popular holiday destinations for young Italians.
The region stretches along a long, narrow strip along the coast. Its most wild and at the same time most beautiful in terms of views is the Gargano Peninsula with cliffs, rocky coast and small bays.
Further north on the coast you can find many more wide, sandy beaches. The most famous resort, Gallipoli is at the same time a discotheque, bars and restaurants where life goes on until the morning. Other well-known coastal towns are Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Otranto and Ostuni.
The capital of the region is Bari, a coastal city with a nice old town. However, smaller Lecco is considered a true baroque pearl. There are several richly decorated Baroque churches and well-preserved tenement houses.
Alberobello is a showcase of Puglia, charming towns with white buildings in the shape of hives. Houses called trulli, have no equivalent anywhere else in Italy.