Luxury in Puglia: Tasty food and robust wines and friendly people
Puglia is one of the most popular choices on any tourist's itinerary. The Italians love Puglia, and foreigners immediately join the fan club once they have set foot in this interesting part of Italy. It is situated in in the southern part of the country, in the Apulia region, right at the meeting place of the Adriatic Sea, lying to the east, and the Ionian Sea, lying to the southeast. Apulia is a sun-drenched farmland with an extraordinary 800km of beautiful coastline. The fields are bleached by long days of Mediterranean sunshine, richly planted with pale green olive trees, highlighted by colourful spring flowers. Tourists visit Puglia to enjoy the long stretches of sun-soaked white sandy beaches on the border of the ocean with colours varying from clear aquamarine-blue to dusky green-blue.
Visitors will find an interesting mix of locals in Puglia: from elderly men leisurely cycling around or sitting on the town squares to elderly women discussing the happenings of the day on the piazza in various dialects. Then there are the immigrants, arriving by boat, and tourists, from all over the world, loving the warmth and the sandy beaches and the laid-back lifestyle and the legendary good food and good wines. Carnivals and feasts and food fairs and concerts take place every night in the summer months of July and August. Tourists learn a lot from cultural visits, tour the historical sites and the vineyards, enjoy the fine dining, and love renting a luxury villa in Puglia in the summer holidays. Activities that are available for those who want to do more than sightseeing are walking, horse riding and golfing.