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Holidays in Puglia

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Puglia Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Puglia hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Puglia

iH Hotels Bari Oriente
iH Hotels Bari Oriente
4 out of 5
Corso Cavour 32, Bari, BA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$215 per night from 7 Aug. to 7 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (576 reviews)
"I was so impressed with the overall experience. The cleanliness and newness of all the amenities. What a beautiful hotel. I was especially impressed with how quiet my room was. Italy had just one the European cup and the city was loud with celebration but I couldn’t hear anything in my room. The ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jul. 2021

iH Hotels Bari Oriente
iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
5 out of 5
Lungomare Nazario Sauro 7, Bari, BA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$257 per night from 20 Aug. to 20 Aug.
4.3/5Excellent! (443 reviews)
Perfect stay in Bari—sea view & heated pool
"Wonderful stay. Got upgraded room as Gold member which was appreciated. The sea view was fabulous from the room and rooftop terrace—we had breakfast (from a bakery) on our balcony. The room was very chic and comfortable and the heated rooftop pool wad the best facility. The check-in receptionists ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2021

iH Hotels Bari Grande Albergo delle Nazioni
Borgo Egnazia
Borgo Egnazia
5 out of 5
Strada Comunale Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Fasano, BR
The price is AU$1,199 per night from 30 Aug. to 30 Aug.
4.9/5Exceptional! (168 reviews)
A Stunning Hotel
"Simply one of the best hotels I've ever stayed in. Fantastic facilities, attentive staff and beautiful property."

Reviewed on 8 Sep. 2020

Borgo Egnazia
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Top activities in Puglia

Puglia Holiday Packages

The heel of Italy’s boot is a sun-soaked region famous for pristine beaches, architectural wonders, glorious national parks and a love for earthy comfort food.

Puglia, also called Apulia, blends the rustic beauty of Italian countryside with Baroque cities, medieval hilltop towns and elegant beach resorts. This delightful tourist region stretches along southeastern Italy. Its coastlines along the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea have about 300 days of sunshine. Puglia also has centuries of winemaking heritage and simple cucina povera cuisine.

Admire ancient churches and the Norman Castle while wandering along Bari’s cobblestone streets. Find innumerable churches, palaces and plazas in Foggia and explore the grandiose fortress of Lucera. View Baroque architectural masterpieces in Lecce. Tour the hilltop towns of the olive grove-covered Itria Valley, revered for medieval whitewashed trulli houses. Alberobello, Cisternino and Martina Franca are also worth visiting.

The white sandy beaches, crystalline water and rugged bays of Puglia’s coastlines showcase an infectious Mediterranean charm. Trani, Polignano a Mare and Monopoli decorate the Adriatic shoreline and are just a short drive from Bari. Go biking, snorkeling and scuba diving at Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, near Marina di Ostuni. Secluded coves and sea caves characterise the Ionian shores of the Salento Peninsula. Enjoy the beauty of Santa Maria di Leuca, Marina di Ugento and the Gulf of Gallipoli.

Get active on bike, foot or horseback in Gargano National Park, where dense woodland spills down to lively beach resorts. Catch a ferry to the idyllic Tremiti Islands. Discover deep gorges, rocky villages and Byzantine-era relics in Terra delle Gravine Regional Park. Escape the crowds in Alta Murgia National Park.

Satisfy your appetite with hearty cucina povera meals, a concept based on age-old peasant principles of turning simple ingredients into culinary art. Popular dishes include melanzane ripiene (stuffed eggplant), polpi in umido (stewed octopus) and orecchiette pasta. Accompany it with Puglia’s fruity, full-bodied offerings from wineries such as the 17th-century Leone de Castris.

Reach Puglia by flying to Bari or Brindisi from major European cities. Rent a car and travel around this scenic region via meandering coastal and country roads.

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