Located in the southeast of Italy, forming the boot’s heel, Puglia (or Apulia) has 500 miles of coastline, pristine beaches, traditional farmland, vineyards, and olive groves, as well as picturesque cities, medieval towns, and villages built on cliffs. If you love traveling, you should definitely put Puglia Italy at the top of the list. Open to the world thanks to its vast coastline, this spectacular region’s heritage is a melting pot of influences, from Greek to Turkish, which translate into its distinctive cuisine, architecture, and art. From the UNESCO world heritage sites of Alberobello with over 1500 trulli (the cone-shaped stone huts unique to the region), Castel del Monte, and the National Park of the Gargano, Puglia Italy has some incredible gems to discover.
If you’re planning a trip to Puglia Italy, you’ll love our Design Destination guide. It covers everything from places to stay and must-see locations to delicious food and local art. Architecture lovers can browse through an array of articles that highlight the region’s gorgeous farmhouses and villas. From 18th century houses and 17th century oil mills converted into stylish country homes to tastefully modernized hotels that celebrate the area’s history, you’ll find a great selection of architecture projects from Puglia.
Apart from its vineyards and coastal towns, Puglia Italy is also renowned for its stone and marble quarries. Made from Leccese stone, elegant and versatile vases also put the traditional material in a new light via contemporary design. Talented photographers capture the striking landscape of an abandoned marble quarry where nature starts to reclaim its carved out mountains. Traveling to Puglia you’ll immerse yourself in gorgeous landscapes and rich traditions, whether you want to take a holiday in a tranquil villa or want to explore the countryside and its wonders.