Discover Puglia by bike, among old sea villages, farm dotted landscapes, art cities, natural parks and crystal blue seas. Your journey will become an unforgettable experience: slowly cycling among Apulian gentle hills and prairies is the best way to catch the unique nuances, the perfumes and beauties of this generous land.
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and be captured by the immense beauty of the Mediterranean steppe inside the Alta Murgia National Park, among unique jazzi (corrals) and fortified masserie, you’ll reach the stately Castel del Monte, a Unesco heritage site since 1996.
the Trajan Way route, discovering the Egnatia Archaeological Park and its beautiful coastline. Heading south, among masserie and centenary olive trees, bikers will enter the Dune Costiere Natural Park, with its diverse landscape of marshlands and ravines.
starting from Tricase you’ll discover Salento’s ancient flavors along the Via dei Castelli route. Let yourself be borne by the gentle sea breeze over the eastern coast, then take the Via del Mare route and reach Otranto and Punta Palascia, Italy’s easternmost cape, and then Santa Cesarea Terme, Porto Badisco, the Grotta Zinzulusa sea grotto and Castro’s fortified village.
do not miss a visit to historical masserie, where cuisine treats are at hands: home made orecchiette with meat sauce, or baby turnip heads, or the unique fava bean purée with chicory, or “ciciri e tria” (fried pasta with chickpeas).
Taralli, focaccia, pucce, panzerotti and sgagliozze will be the ideal snacks during your bike tour across Puglia.
Apulian authentic flavors are best tasted with its unique dairy products, such as the Pallone di Gravina, the caciocavallo podolico from Gargano, the canestrato farm cheese and the extraordinary burrata from Andria, the queen of dairy cheese.
Puglia is also a land full of events, where traditions are entwined with contemporary lifestyle, where squares become open air stages and the landscape is literally embraced by diverse cultural performances making every event an unmissable experience! Discover all the events on www.viaggiareinpuglia.it
The Archaeology Show at Egnatia Archaeological Park
For 5 weekends, from dusk to 11 pm, holograms and 3D animations and augmented reality will be overlaid on the Egnatia Archaeological Park relics, bringing visitors back in time to live the fascination of the ancient town.
The Night of Lights 2017
During the Santa Domenica celebrations, the Night of Lights meshes tradition and innovation through light installations made by local maestros, delivering one of the top Apulian summer events.
In the heart of Valle d’Itria, among the tiny lanes and rural roads of Locorotondo, magic notes will vibrate to the sound of international artists. Concerts, art performances and dj sets will lead travelers beyond spatial, time and sensorial boundaries.
Puglia’s magic summer nights take the special stage of Martina Franca, a festival of musical beauty through the very best in opera and lyrical performances, this is the world renowned Festival della Valle d’Itria.
Maglie is unique in August, its courtyards, palazzi and gardens diffuse unique zests during the Flavor Market feast, a special food & wine feast with music and unique entertaining events.
Every year, August is quite special in Gargano: moving melodies and love songs are the typical chords of popular music and traditional Italian and European folksongs. A real festival of sounds with tambourines, strumming guitars, theater and dance shows, seminars on literature and cinema.
The beautiful town of Oria and its unique sites make for an ideal setting for this costume enactment of Middle Age traditional tournaments, a journey back into magical times.
For over a week, the historic center of Andria and the Castel del Monte area will be turned into a huge open air stage mixing theater, art and music during unforgettable performances.