Travel to Puglia (Apulia) in Italy – Episode 322

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Antonello Losito from Southern Visions Travel about his native region of Puglia (Apulia) in Italy.

Puglia is the boot of Italy and does not get the same number of tourists as Northern Italy. But Antonello recommends his rugged coastline and mountain towns as a way to see the Italy that “most American’s picture”.

“Puglia is a destination relatively unknown to the general public. You look at Italy and you refer to places like Tuscany or cities like Venice and Rome. Puglia is a little bit off the radar.”

Antonello recommends an itinerary that starts in Bari (the capital) in the middle of the long coastline of Puglia. He is also in love with Polignano a Mare just south of Bari. We will find remnants of Venetian, Norman, and Greek kingdoms. And no visit to Puglia would be complete without seeing the UNESCO Heritage site of the Trulli (canonical houses) of Alberobello.

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Show Notes

Southern Visions
Polignano a Mare
The Trulli of Alberobello
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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Travel to Puglia (Apulia) in Italy – Episode 322”



Incredible… I love how the buildings aren’t the same colour as you associate with all the other Italian towns.



Where was the location of the picture at 3:36?



Ling, the location you are asking about is Gelso Bianco which our guest is associated with.

“Gelso Bianco is a fully restored traditional Pugliese farmhouse, or masseria, with a pool set in the magnificent countryside close to the Unesco town of Alberobello. ”

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