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The region Apulia (Puglia) is located in the southeastern part of Italy at the so called heel of the boot and features an area of more then 19000 km² and approximately 4 million inhabitants. The region is divided into 6 provinces, the capital Bari, Foggia Lecce Taranto, Brindisi and Barletta Andria Trani.

Ein Trulli in Alberobello



Geographically Apulia can be seen as a region of coastal landscape which benefited from the fertile soils and operates at agriculture. So there were mostly cereals, almonds, olives and wine cultivated. They concentrate especially on the production of first-class wines and the finest olive oil. As varieties are mainly the Sangiovese and the Negroamaro cultivated.

The region bordered on the north to the Abruzzo and in the west to the Campania and also to Basilicata. Apulia (Puglia) has more then 200 km costaline which is worth a visit.





Sightseeing
Southeast of Bari is a city called Alberobello. Around this city the former shepherd built small houses with high round roofs, which were termed as Trulli (see on the photo). There were houses of the poor population, because these round Houses were not recognized as Houses and thus no tax have to be paid for them. Since 1996 this city belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage and it is protected as a historical monument.

The region has many really interesting attractions and beautiful coastlines to offer for example the entire coast if the Gargano National Park (Parco nazionale del Gargano) and the beautiful Tremiti islands at the province of Foggia. In the Gargano National Park is also the sixth largest lake of Italy located the so-called Varano Lake ( Lago di Varano). It is located in the immediate coast and as a result of this position descripted as Lagoon lake.

Provinces in the region of Apulia (Puglia)
Bari Barletta-Andria-Trani Brindisi Foggia
Lecce Tarento
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