Apulia (Puglia in Italian) forms the “the heel of Italy”, in reference to the country’s boot-like shape. Due to its particular location, the region has been invaded by a number of tribes and civilizations, the Greeks to the Turks. In addition, Apulia has been part of several kingdoms and empires including Roman, Byzantine, Naples and Kingdom of Two Sicilies, the last before being integrated into Italy. This long and diversified history, aided perhaps by its peripheral location from the central government, has resulted in preserving a good deal of linguistic and cultural variation.
Thanks to its position in the Mediterranean, touched by the Adriatic sea in the north and Ionio in the south, Apulia enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year and is a huge draw for visitors. The region is well known for its conical shaped roofed limestone houses – called Trulli houses, and no visit would be complete without seeing Aberobello the world UNESCO town famous for them!