#WeareinPUGLIA Italy! Want to escape Ireland's rainy Summer? Pack your bags and travel to discover the stunning region of Puglia, in the heel of Italy's boot.​ But before you go, read below some of Puglia's highlights from our recent adventure!

For centuries rampaging armies used this heel of Italy as a convenient motorway en route to richer pickings further afield. Nowadays, tourists treat a large part of the region in much the same way – barely touching the ground at Brindisi or Bari before speeding south to newly trendy Salento, Puglia’s far southern tip. What they’re missing as they charge pell-mell for Lecce, Gallipoli et al is a profusion of medieval hilltop towns, olive groves, a coastline peppered with interesting towns, more olive groves, restaurant menus stuffed with local speciality dishes, two national parks, vineyards, yet more olive groves, and enough castelli, cattedrali and palazzi to keep even the most demanding of history buffs content. Oh, and Europe’s largest colony of pink flamingos.

 

Polignano a Mare

 

This morning we are in Polignano a Mare, a beautiful medieval town 20 miles south east of Bari that pushes itself right to the edge of its limestone cliffs. Polignano offers all the right ingredients for a perfect day out. Sitting above the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic, it is famous for its cliff diving and outstanding ice cream aswell as its beach with crystal clear waters and tiny old town with white-washed streets. It is most famous for its greatest export the great Domenico Modugno, who wrote the massive international hit, Volare.....“Volare, oh,oh… Cantare, oh,oh,oh,oh…

 

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