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Puglia, at your own pace.
Explore Puglia on foot or by bike, savouring life’s simple pleasures.

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Holiday Lets
Holiday Lets in Puglia
We select properties on the basis that the basic necessities, modern comforts and added personal touches are part and parcel of your holiday home.

Once you have settled in you can relax knowing that we are at hand to organise wine or olive oil tours, guided walking and cycling itineraries and even an in-house local pugliese chef to ease and tease you into holiday mode.

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Property For Sale in Puglia
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Puglia Information
Location of Puglia
Area: 19,366 km²
Population: 4 million
Density: 210/km²
Capital: Bari

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Provinces
Comunes
  • Bari
    • Acquaviva delle Fonti
      Adelfia
      Alberobello
      Altamura
      Bari
      Binetto
      Bitetto
      Bitonto
      Bitritto
      Capurso
      Casamassima
      Cassano delle Murge
      Castellana Grotte
      Cellamare
      Conversano
      Corato
      Gioia del Colle
      Giovinazzo
      Gravina in Puglia
      Grumo Appula
      Locorotondo
      Modugno
      Mola di Bari
      Molfetta
      Monopoli
      Noci
      Noicàttaro
      Palo del Colle
      Poggiorsini
      Polignano a Mare
      Putignano
      Rutigliano
      Ruvo di Puglia
      Sammichele di Bari
      Sannicandro di Bari
      Santeramo in Colle
      Terlizzi
      Toritto
      Triggiano
      Turi
      Valenzano

  • Barletta-Andria-Trani
    • Andria
      Barletta
      Bisceglie
      Canosa di Puglia
      Margherita di Savoia
      Minervino Murge
      San Ferdinando di Puglia
      Spinazzola
      Trani
      Trinitapoli

  • Brindisi
    • Brindisi
      Carovigno
      Ceglie Messapica
      Cellino San Marco
      Cisternino
      Erchie
      Fasano
      Francavilla Fontana
      Latiano
      Mesagne
      Oria
      Ostuni
      San Donaci
      San Michele Salentino
      San Pancrazio Salentino
      San Pietro Vernotico
      San Vito dei Normanni
      Torchiarolo
      Torre Santa Susanna
      Villa Castelli

  • Foggia
    • Accadia
      Alberona
      Anzano di Puglia
      Apricena
      Ascoli Satriano
      Biccari
      Bovino
      Cagnano Varano
      Candela
      Carapelle
      Carlantino
      Carpino
      Casalnuovo Monterotaro
      Casalvecchio di Puglia
      Castelluccio dei Sauri
      Castelluccio Valmaggiore
      Castelnuovo della Daunia
      Celenza Valfortore
      Celle di San Vito
      Cerignola
      Chieuti
      Deliceto
      Faeto
      Foggia
      Ischitella
      Isole Tremiti
      Lesina
      Lucera
      Manfredonia
      Mattinata
      Monte Sant'Angelo
      Monteleone di Puglia
      Motta Montecorvino
      Ordona
      Orsara di Puglia
      Orta Nova
      Panni
      Peschici
      Pietramontecorvino
      Poggio Imperiale
      Rignano Garganico
      Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
      Rodi Garganico
      Roseto Valfortore
      San Giovanni Rotondo
      San Marco in Lamis
      San Marco la Catola
      San Nicandro Garganico
      San Paolo di Civitate
      San Severo
      Sant'Agata di Puglia
      Serracapriola
      Stornara
      Stornarella
      Torremaggiore
      Troia
      Vico del Gargano
      Vieste
      Volturara Appula
      Volturino

  • Lecce
    • Acquarica del Capo
      Alessano
      Alezio
      Alliste
      Andrano
      Aradeo
      Arnesano
      Bagnolo del Salento
      Botrugno
      Calimera
      Campi Salentina
      Cannole
      Caprarica di Lecce
      Carmiano
      Carpignano Salentino
      Casarano
      Castri di Lecce
      Castrignano de' Greci
      Castrignano del Capo
      Castro
      Cavallino
      Collepasso
      Copertino
      Corigliano d'Otranto
      Corsano
      Cursi
      Cutrofiano
      Diso
      Gagliano del Capo
      Galatina
      Galatone
      Gallipoli
      Giuggianello
      Giurdignano
      Guagnano
      Lecce
      Lequile
      Leverano
      Lizzanello
      Maglie
      Martano
      Martignano
      Matino
      Melendugno
      Melissano
      Melpignano
      Miggiano
      Minervino di Lecce
      Monteroni di Lecce
      Montesano Salentino
      Morciano di Leuca
      Muro Leccese
      Nardò
      Neviano
      Nociglia
      Novoli
      Ortelle
      Otranto
      Palmariggi
      Parabita
      Patù
      Poggiardo
      Porto Cesareo
      Presicce
      Racale
      Ruffano
      Salice Salentino
      Salve
      San Cassiano
      San Cesario di Lecce
      San Donato di Lecce
      San Pietro in Lama
      Sanarica
      Sannicola
      Santa Cesarea Terme
      Scorrano
      Seclì
      Sogliano Cavour
      Soleto
      Specchia
      Spongano
      Squinzano
      Sternatia
      Supersano
      Surano
      Surbo
      Taurisano
      Taviano
      Tiggiano
      Trepuzzi
      Tricase
      Tuglie
      Ugento
      Uggiano La Chiesa
      Veglie
      Vernole
      Zollino

  • Taranto
    • Avetrana
      Carosino
      Castellaneta
      Crispiano
      Faggiano
      Fragagnano
      Ginosa
      Grottaglie
      Laterza
      Leporano
      Lizzano
      Manduria
      Martina Franca
      Maruggio
      Massafra
      Monteiasi
      Montemesola
      Monteparano
      Mottola
      Palagianello
      Palagiano
      Pulsano
      Roccaforzata
      San Giorgio Ionico
      San Marzano di San Giuseppe
      Sava
      Statte
      Taranto
      Torricella

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Puglia Airports
Puglia National Parks
The Alta Murgia National Park
The Gargano National Park
Property For Sale
Elite Puglia
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Puglia Details
Olive Wood Jewellery
Holiday Information
Puglia, at your own pace.
Explore Puglia on foot or by bike, savouring life’s simple pleasures.

www.inntravel.co.uk
Holiday Lets
Holiday Lets in Puglia
We select properties on the basis that the basic necessities, modern comforts and added personal touches are part and parcel of your holiday home.

Once you have settled in you can relax knowing that we are at hand to organise wine or olive oil tours, guided walking and cycling itineraries and even an in-house local pugliese chef to ease and tease you into holiday mode.

www.relaxpuglia.com
Property For Sale
Property For Sale in Puglia
Real Estate Cisternino has a portfolio of properties to suit any budget with houses in different conditions and locations in the country, town, village or on the coast.. We also have building land for sale to enable you to design your dream home.

www.realestatecisternino.com
Town of Ostuni, Puglia
Ostuni, outside the town walls - Photo: www.understandingitaly.com
One of the prettiest towns in the Brindisi province of Puglia is Ostuni. This charming, fortified hill town is known as La Città Bianca (The White City) due to its whitewashed buildings and city walls which give it a very exotic feel, more Greek or Middle Eastern than Italian. The stark white of the town is broken up by some beautiful historical architecture, all of which stands out majestically from its surroundings.

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Ostuni Cathedral - Photo: www.understandingitaly.com

The largest and most interesting buildings are:

  • The late 15th century cathedral - this is an impressive building which was built in the Gothic style. It has graceful lines, rich carvings and a beautiful doorway and rose window. It is rather cramped by the surrounding buildings which makes it difficult to view the full impact of its magnificent architecture.
  • The Bishop's Palace - built around 1560 with a bridge connecting the palace to the cloisters of the cathedral.
  • The church of San Vito Martire - a very ornate building this church was built between 1750 and 1752 in the Baroque style. The outside is extremely ornate and the inside luxurious.

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The Bishop's Palace- Photo: www.understandingitaly.com

In the centre of Piazza della Libertà is a statue of Sant'Oronzo placed on top of a 20m carved steeple. He is actually the patron saint of Lecce but he saved Ostuni from the plague in 1657 and the statue was built in his honour (and the hope that he would continue to fight off future plagues) in 1771.

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Piazza della Libertà- Photo: www.understandingitaly.com

There is evidence to prove that Ostuni and its surrounding area have been inhabited since the Stone Age. It was originally created by a pre-classic tribe called the Messapii who at that time occupied most of what is now the region of Puglia. It was completely destroyed between 218 BCE - 201 BC by Hannibal during the second Punic War. It was later built up again by the Greeks and called 'Astu Néon' (meaning 'New Town') from which it is believed the name 'Ostuni' is derived.

Ostuni is in an enviable position; it is an interesting and lively town surrounded by beautiful countryside and is only 8km from the Adriatic Sea with its pristine beaches and warm climate. There is little wonder therefore that the main economic activity of the town is tourism. The surrounding countryside is very fertile and has a large grape and olive oil industry.

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Surrounding countryside- Photo: www.understandingitaly.com

Ostuni is a delightful place to be. The narrow streets and alleyways provide endless hours of entertainment. You could just wander through them taking in the exotic atmosphere, sit in one of the many bars or restaurants or browse through the multitude of small, fascinating shops.

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Ostuni- Photo: www.understandingitaly.com

Most of the streets are packed with artists selling local arts and crafts including ceramics, sculptures, carvings and paintings. The items being produced and sold are not cheap but are completely unusual works of art and well worth taking home to remind you of your stay in Ostuni.

Ostuni
Population: 31,710
Male: 15,023
Female: 16,687
Population density: 141.8 per square km

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Puglia Information
Location of Puglia
Area: 19,366 km²
Population: 4 million
Density: 210/km²
Capital: Bari

Find a hotel in Puglia
Provinces
Comunes
  • Bari
    • Acquaviva delle Fonti
      Adelfia
      Alberobello
      Altamura
      Bari
      Binetto
      Bitetto
      Bitonto
      Bitritto
      Capurso
      Casamassima
      Cassano delle Murge
      Castellana Grotte
      Cellamare
      Conversano
      Corato
      Gioia del Colle
      Giovinazzo
      Gravina in Puglia
      Grumo Appula
      Locorotondo
      Modugno
      Mola di Bari
      Molfetta
      Monopoli
      Noci
      Noicàttaro
      Palo del Colle
      Poggiorsini
      Polignano a Mare
      Putignano
      Rutigliano
      Ruvo di Puglia
      Sammichele di Bari
      Sannicandro di Bari
      Santeramo in Colle
      Terlizzi
      Toritto
      Triggiano
      Turi
      Valenzano

  • Barletta-Andria-Trani
    • Andria
      Barletta
      Bisceglie
      Canosa di Puglia
      Margherita di Savoia
      Minervino Murge
      San Ferdinando di Puglia
      Spinazzola
      Trani
      Trinitapoli

  • Brindisi
    • Brindisi
      Carovigno
      Ceglie Messapica
      Cellino San Marco
      Cisternino
      Erchie
      Fasano
      Francavilla Fontana
      Latiano
      Mesagne
      Oria
      Ostuni
      San Donaci
      San Michele Salentino
      San Pancrazio Salentino
      San Pietro Vernotico
      San Vito dei Normanni
      Torchiarolo
      Torre Santa Susanna
      Villa Castelli

  • Foggia
    • Accadia
      Alberona
      Anzano di Puglia
      Apricena
      Ascoli Satriano
      Biccari
      Bovino
      Cagnano Varano
      Candela
      Carapelle
      Carlantino
      Carpino
      Casalnuovo Monterotaro
      Casalvecchio di Puglia
      Castelluccio dei Sauri
      Castelluccio Valmaggiore
      Castelnuovo della Daunia
      Celenza Valfortore
      Celle di San Vito
      Cerignola
      Chieuti
      Deliceto
      Faeto
      Foggia
      Ischitella
      Isole Tremiti
      Lesina
      Lucera
      Manfredonia
      Mattinata
      Monte Sant'Angelo
      Monteleone di Puglia
      Motta Montecorvino
      Ordona
      Orsara di Puglia
      Orta Nova
      Panni
      Peschici
      Pietramontecorvino
      Poggio Imperiale
      Rignano Garganico
      Rocchetta Sant'Antonio
      Rodi Garganico
      Roseto Valfortore
      San Giovanni Rotondo
      San Marco in Lamis
      San Marco la Catola
      San Nicandro Garganico
      San Paolo di Civitate
      San Severo
      Sant'Agata di Puglia
      Serracapriola
      Stornara
      Stornarella
      Torremaggiore
      Troia
      Vico del Gargano
      Vieste
      Volturara Appula
      Volturino

  • Lecce
    • Acquarica del Capo
      Alessano
      Alezio
      Alliste
      Andrano
      Aradeo
      Arnesano
      Bagnolo del Salento
      Botrugno
      Calimera
      Campi Salentina
      Cannole
      Caprarica di Lecce
      Carmiano
      Carpignano Salentino
      Casarano
      Castri di Lecce
      Castrignano de' Greci
      Castrignano del Capo
      Castro
      Cavallino
      Collepasso
      Copertino
      Corigliano d'Otranto
      Corsano
      Cursi
      Cutrofiano
      Diso
      Gagliano del Capo
      Galatina
      Galatone
      Gallipoli
      Giuggianello
      Giurdignano
      Guagnano
      Lecce
      Lequile
      Leverano
      Lizzanello
      Maglie
      Martano
      Martignano
      Matino
      Melendugno
      Melissano
      Melpignano
      Miggiano
      Minervino di Lecce
      Monteroni di Lecce
      Montesano Salentino
      Morciano di Leuca
      Muro Leccese
      Nardò
      Neviano
      Nociglia
      Novoli
      Ortelle
      Otranto
      Palmariggi
      Parabita
      Patù
      Poggiardo
      Porto Cesareo
      Presicce
      Racale
      Ruffano
      Salice Salentino
      Salve
      San Cassiano
      San Cesario di Lecce
      San Donato di Lecce
      San Pietro in Lama
      Sanarica
      Sannicola
      Santa Cesarea Terme
      Scorrano
      Seclì
      Sogliano Cavour
      Soleto
      Specchia
      Spongano
      Squinzano
      Sternatia
      Supersano
      Surano
      Surbo
      Taurisano
      Taviano
      Tiggiano
      Trepuzzi
      Tricase
      Tuglie
      Ugento
      Uggiano La Chiesa
      Veglie
      Vernole
      Zollino

  • Taranto
    • Avetrana
      Carosino
      Castellaneta
      Crispiano
      Faggiano
      Fragagnano
      Ginosa
      Grottaglie
      Laterza
      Leporano
      Lizzano
      Manduria
      Martina Franca
      Maruggio
      Massafra
      Monteiasi
      Montemesola
      Monteparano
      Mottola
      Palagianello
      Palagiano
      Pulsano
      Roccaforzata
      San Giorgio Ionico
      San Marzano di San Giuseppe
      Sava
      Statte
      Taranto
      Torricella

Puglia Flag
A 'stemma' (pl.stemme) is the Italian word for 'coat of arms'. In Italy, every region, every province within that region and every comune within that province has its own coat of arms.

Order a hand painted tile displaying any 'Stemma' of your choice. See more here
Puglia Airports
Puglia National Parks
The Alta Murgia National Park
The Gargano National Park
Property For Sale
Elite Puglia
Elite Puglia have a wealth of local knowledge to assist international buyers to buy a holiday home, a permanent residence or a property for investment.

www.elitepuglia.com
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