The Best Places to go in Puglia, Italy
If Puglia isn’t on your list yet, make sure you add it right away. Not only is Puglia incredibly stunning with crystal clear water and picturesque villages, it’s also the lesser known food production region in Italy. Puglia is the birthplace of burrata and if that’s not a good enough reason to go, I don’t know what is. You’ll also find miles upon miles of olive oil orchards scattered with beautiful historic farmhouses, as well as some of Italy’s boldest and smoothest red wines, made from Primitivo grapes (just like our very own savōr red wine). During my trip their last summer we were continuously amazed by the simplicity of the lifestyle there. This is the true destination to experience Dolce Vita in Italy!
Here’s our list of the places you cannot miss in Puglia:
Polignano a Mare
Rumor has it the song "Volare" by the Gipsy Kings was written about the blue waters around this cute seaside town. You can’t miss the cute beach in between the 2 halves of the city and we recommend going for an evening stroll for some spritzes followed by a dinner at the infamous Grotta Pallazzese.
A stunning whitewashed hilltop town with views over the surrounding hills. We loved the picturesque Masseria Moroseta (a design lover's dream with incredible food!) for dinner or to stay. Consider going for an olive oil or a Primitivo red wine tasting.
The most adorable little village filled with cute porcelain and linen shops. At night the town square comes alive with many little restaurants, such as Farmacia Balboa (which happens to also have the best drinks!). You can’t miss Taverna del Porto for dinner and you’ll want to spend your day at the beach club Lo Scalo (fresh lobster pasta anyone?).