Discover this unique hilltop town comprising nearly 1500 ‘trulli,’ beehive-shaped stone houses made from local limestone, some dating back five centuries. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is not to be missed.
Explore this graceful university town crammed with stunning baroque architecture. Among the town’s many churches, visit the celebrated and ornate Basilica di Santa Croce, which took more than 100 years to create, and the Chiesa di Sant’Irene, with its lavishly gilded alter.
See the well-preserved Teatro Roman, with seats and orchestra floor still intact. And don’t miss the 12th century hybrid Byzantine–Romanesque-style church, Chiesa dei Santi Nicolo e Cataldo, with its octagonal rounded dome, tall nave, narrow aisles and arabesque arches.
Promontorio del Gargano
Explore on foot, mountain bike or four-wheel drive one of Italy’s most beautiful regions and home to the Parco Nazionale del Gargano. Walk through ancient forests and colourful fragrant maquis that sweep down to limestone cliffs and grottos overlooking a shimmering deep blue sea.
Visit the Santuario di San Michele at Monte Sant’Angelo, one of Europe’s most important pilgrimage sites. Unwind at the whitewashed seaside town of Peschici, surrounded by wooded hillsides and facing a string of coves fringed by gorgeous white-sand beaches.
Or try nearby Vieste, a picturesque hillside town surrounded by a string of spectacular beaches, with facilities including umbrellas, sun beds and peddle boats for hire. Both Peschici and Vieste offer a range of accommodation options.