Located on the “heel” of the boot, Apulia or Puglia is a delightful surprise with unique scenery, over the centuries it was invaded by Greeks, Arabs, Normans, Swedes, Aragonesi , and Saraceni, all of whom left their mark on the land.
Not-to-be-missed by bike the whitewashed towns: Ostuni & Alberobello, the touristic heart of the region and home to the trulli (whimsical-looking, cone-shaped houses), beautiful baroque cathedral city of Lecce.
Great Olive oil and wine, local ear-shaped pasta (called orecchiette), seafood dishes with mussels; fava beans and chicory are all found in the region.
Biking Alberobello, Ostuni, Lecce
Cycling Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli
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