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LA VITA È FOTOGRAFIA, SE SORRIDI, VIENE MEGLIO. [ LIFE IS LIKE A PICTURE, IF YOU SMILE, IT’S BETTER. ]
Puglia is the heel to Italy’s infamous boot and home to some of the brightest seas, most diverse architecture, mouth-watering food and kindest people in all of Italy. I spent 3 days with 4 friends in Puglia. I will show you the spots we visited in this story. This trip felt like a long trip because we did and saw a lot. But we also had relaxed lunch and dinner breaks. And we even managed to fit in a lazy afternoon and early eve at the beach to enjoy the sun like an Italian:
Do you know the region Puglia?
‘Il dolce far niente’!
POLIGNANO A MARE
The cutest facade in town!
The Insta-famous view on Polignano. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.
Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, Polignano a Mare is the ideal place to plunge into uncontaminated waters, explore a picturesque historic centre by the sea or...
... get free hugs!
Village Alberobello is ‘the trulli heaven’. The trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. The domes of many trulli are painted with different symbols of mostly apotropaic (= defense against evil) nature.
There’s even a trulli church!
Because of the rich Baroque architectural monuments found in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed "The Florence of the South" (without the crowd). > > >
The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture going back to its foundation; the Messapians who founded the city are said to have been Cretans.
These were the gorgeous spots we’ve been to: Polignano, Alberobello and Lecce. Add an afternoon and sunset at the beach (the Maledives of Italy) plus nightlife at Gallipoli (no footage - it was dark ;) and you’ll understand this was a trip to remember. Not ready yet with my praises though... > > > swipe > > >
This trip was #notsponsored but I would love to share some positive words and photo’s of Taviano and our hotel: Great value for money! The employees (especially the frontdesk), the styling and amenities were the best! Thank you so much A Casa Tu Martinú! > > >
Hotel Casa Tu Martinú in Taviano is absolutely lovely! It has a restaurant, cosy patio, pool, garden and beautifully decorated rooms with high ceilings.
A SHORT SUBTITLE
Taviano, the village of the hotel, is quiet. It’s a short drive away from the beaches at the westside of the heel and vibrant city Gallipoli. And about 30/ 40 minutes away from Lecce. You can get to Alberobello and Polignano a Mare within a 2 hour drive. > > >
Resumé: We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a mix of culture and relaxation. It is simply impossible to visit all points of interest in just 3 days. However, we got a quick and small bite of Puglia and it tasted delicious! #puglia #italy #visititaly #polignanoamare #alberobello #trulli #lecce #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #apulia #italia #europe #steller #travelguide #citytrip
Now we definitely have to plan a new trip to Puglia to experience other places, like Matera, Monopoli and Ostuni. Ciao! Simone @simone_wit on IG