Do you know that the Italian peninsula is known as “the boot” because of its shape? Well, if you see this boot, on the heel you’ll find the region of Apulia, or Puglia. And this is the place where we’ll be traveling together today.
We have been several times in Puglia because Fulvio‘s parents have a kind of a house there, which is a pleasure! The area was a little bit more virgin when we visited it 4 or 5 years ago… sadly, today is crowded and more touristic, but still not as much as the rest of Italian coasts.
Our place in Puglia is at a little village called “Torre del Orso” and from there we’ve visited places like Lecce, Otranto, Sant Andrea, and even went to the very end of “the heel” to visit Leucca and the marvelous Gallipoli. This last is and amazing little town in a kind of a peninsula itself.
But Puglia is not only beaches and nice villages, it is also the place to eat so well that you’ll go back home fatter for sure 🙂
Some of the meals you have to try there are ‘orecchiette’ con le cime di rapa (pasta with turnip tops), ‘burrata’ cheese, raw sea food, zuppa di pesce alla Gallipolina (Gallipoli style fish soup), polpi in umido (Stewed octopus)… and much more!
If you need any help planning your travel in Italy or you just want to know a little bit more about Puglia, let us know on the comments, we’ll be happy to help!