There are countless reasons Italy has become my favourite country to travel, and the diversity between the North and South is the prime one. Puglia, sitting in the ‘heel’ of Italy’s boot feels a world away from the famous tourist city’s such as Rome, Milan or Venice, and provides an entirely different holiday destination to the North of the country.
It’s more than just geography that provides a change of scenery; historical and economic differences are defined, from the food (olive oil v’s butter) to the architecture. Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world, but somewhat surprisingly the North still takes the bulk of the share of tourists.
But if you are looking for what many would call a more ‘authentic’ Italian experience, then you can’t go wrong with Puglia. With more and more international flights to Bari and Brindisi airports cropping up, it has also never been easier to visit.