This part of Puglia can be considered the backbone of the region, characterized by the particular conformation of Bari’s Murgia, a giant limestone bastion that goes from the Tavoliere to the border with Basilicata. Along this route, there are hills interspersed with farmhouses, archaeological sites such as the beautiful Canosa di Puglia and small villages such as Ruvo di Puglia.
The most important cities are all in the east, on the coast. Andria, with its famous Castel del Monte, Barletta, the elegant Trani, Bisceglie, Monopoli, the delicious Polignano a Mare and, of course, the capital of the region, Bari.
A territory that has a balanced blend of seaside resorts, small villages, tourist and worldly cities, archeology and nature, and is distinguished by absolutely excellent food and wine.
Visit the majestic Norman Basilica of San Nicola of Bari
Discover the charm of the port of Trani and its Swabian Castle
Spend a day at the sea in the charming village of Polignano a Mare
Eat raw seafood
Admire the Swabian Castle in Barletta and relax in its gardens
Walk through the alleyways of the old Bari Vecchia neighbourhood
Let yourself be fascinated by the unique beauty of Castel del Monte
Plunge into a crystal-clear sea among the underwater ruins of the ancient city of Egnazia
Learn how to "arricciare" fresh octopus – prepare it for enjoying raw, straight from the sea – as the fishermen of Bari do
Discover an unusual but splendid place like the town of Monopoli