Imperial Puglia, a land of castles, cathedrals art and the remains of a bygone era. An imposing octagonal stone castle dominates the countryside around Andria. Built by Frederick II, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Castel del Monte sets the tone for this beautiful and enchanting region. The streets still echo with the stories of epic clashes between knights. On the coast you find Trani, a stunning Port town with the Cathedral of San Nicola Pellegrino, a Romanesque cathedral which appears to emerge from the sea.
This region follows the beautiful nature theme that Puglia offers with Alta Murgia National Park. Saline di Margherita di Savoia, the biggest saltpan in Italy provides perfect bird watching. Here you can see the largest population of pink flamingoes in Europe. Don’t forget your camera.
In the mood for cycling or hiking? Visit the Ofanto Valley, named after Puglia’s longest river, and meander through the site of important archeological discoveries. The cuisine in this area reflects the nature and seasonal wild vegetables and the Cardoncello mushroom are a must try. Here, traditional recipes have been reinvented by innovative local and international chefs.