9 days in Puglia Itinerary

9 days in Puglia Itinerary

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Otranto
— 2 nights
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Monte Sant'Angelo
— 1 night
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Andria
— 1 night
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Taranto
— 4 nights
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Otranto

— 2 nights
Otranto is a town and comune in the province of Lecce (Apulia, Italy), in a fertile region once famous for its breed of horses.It is located on the east coast of the Salento peninsula. Relax by the water at Lido Punta della Suina and Baia dei Turchi. Get some historical perspective at Centro Storico Otranto and Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria. Explore Otranto's surroundings by going to Grotta della Poesia (in Roca Vecchia) and Sidereus (in Salve). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Di Otranto, enjoy the sand and surf at Torre dell'Orso Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese Otranto.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Otranto travel route planner.

Brindisi to Otranto is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brindisi in July: highs in Otranto hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Monte Sant'Angelo.

Things to do in Otranto

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Monte Sant'Angelo

— 1 night
Monte Sant'Angelo is a town and comune of Apulia, southern Italy, in the province of Foggia, on the southern slopes of Monte Gargano.HistoryMonte Sant'Angelo as a town appeared only in the 11th century. On the 14th (Tue), stop by Ceramiche Robustella, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Tomba di Rotari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di San Michele Arcangelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Castello Normanno Svevo Aragonese.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Monte Sant'Angelo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Otranto to Monte Sant'Angelo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Monte Sant'Angelo can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Andria.

Things to do in Monte Sant'Angelo

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Andria

— 1 night
Andria is a city and comune in Apulia (southern Italy). On the 15th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Confetti Andria, examine the collection at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, then step into the grandiose world of Castel del Monte, then explore the historical opulence of Castello Svevo di Barletta, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Ipercoop.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Andria trip tool.

You can drive from Monte Sant'Angelo to Andria in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Andria, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Taranto.

Things to do in Andria

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Taranto

— 4 nights

Città dai due mari (City with Two Seas)

Taranto is a coastal city in Apulia, Southern Italy. Get some historical perspective at Castello Aragonese and Basilica San Nicola. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nardo and Oro della terra. Get out of town with these interesting Taranto side-trips: Togo Bay Beach (in Porto Cesareo), Spiaggia di Punta Prosciuto (in Punta Prosciutto) and Gallipoli (Spiaggia Baia Verde di Gallipoli & Centro Storico di Gallipoli). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taranto travel website.

Drive from Andria to Taranto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Andria in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Taranto, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Taranto

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Puglia travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.