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’!


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.

Rooftop bliss



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

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  • karen_claudia_

    Wat weer een sfeervolle reportage. Je ziet dat je daar aan t genieten was.

  • simone_wit

    @karen_claudia_ thanks Karen! Dat hebben we idd volop! Fijn weekend! X

  • coppernotes

    Simone, this is STUNNING! Gorgeous place *and* story! 🙌🏻💫

  • simone_wit

    @coppernotes Thank you dear! Glad you love it. Have you ever been in Puglia?

  • coppernotes

    Never been. I’d implode with excitement! One day...

  • coppernotes

    And your choice of photo for the cover is 💥😘

  • simone_wit

    @coppernotes the guy in the fiat was so nice! He smiled at me and asked me to sit next to him for a ride (which I politely refused).

  • coppernotes

    Ha! Little did he realise he was going to be on the cover of a Steller story!

  • kerrieturcic

    Cutest cover ever!

  • simone_wit

    @kerrieturcic thanks Kerrie! This car had to be captured. You understand that right?

  • simone_wit

    @coppernotes haha he was proud type! So I would love to tell him if I knew where to find him 😉😁

  • jordanfoy

    Simone, you've done it again. The quality of your stories is extreme! I always love them, and this is the best ever.

  • simone_wit

    @jordanfoy thank you so much Jordan! That’s really kind of you to say. I always see room for improvement (my English could be better and a video could add a Puglia vibe), but let’s embrace your compliment! 😄😂❤️


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