At the very end of the heel

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The region of Apulia, which forms the "heel" of Italy, is an area that is still and still flourishing in terms of tourism. Almost 800 km of beautiful coast, jagged by cliffs and covered with sandy beaches of the Ionian Sea and the Adriatic Sea, are visited by more and more tourists every year. It is a perfect place for a vacation, both for people who love solitary trips in the wild, and for those for whom vacation is a time of family rest on the shores of the warm sea.

Holidays in Apulia - what to see?

The main city and capital of Apulia is Bari . In antiquity, the center was an important seaport, and today it is the industrial, cultural and commercial center of this part of the country. Due to the fact that tourists planning holidays in Italy are more and more willing to visit the southern areas, the regions lying along the foot and with the heel of the famous Cossack are experiencing a dynamic development. Apart from Bari, Brindisi and Lecce are also worth recommending. The first town is a port city full of life. When visiting Brindisi , it is worth remembering to visit one of the restaurants in the old part of the city and get to know, among others, "Pettuli" (fried dough stuffed with vegetables or seafood) or "Cozze racanate" (beans with clams). Lecce , on the other hand, is a mecca for those who love the baroque, but the historic sacred and secular buildings will delight not only architecture enthusiasts. The large centers of the region are beautiful and of course recommendable, but the main charm of Apulia lies in the small towns. Intimate coastal settlements and villages located in the middle of the inland have stolen the heart of many tourists. No wonder - visitors find peace here, the friendliness of the inhabitants who cultivate the best traditions and delicious regional dishes based on old recipes. Attachment to tradition is clearly visible, for example, in the way in which cultural events, festivals or the intensity of celebrating holidays are organized.

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Apulia also tempts with seaside resorts such as Ostuni , with sand and shingle beaches. Diving fans will love the rocky sections of the coast at Torre Santa Sabina , while families with children will have a great rest in Castellaneta Marina , with a long beach and the vicinity of green pine forests.

A green boost of vitality

Puglia is not only a holiday in the hot sun of southern Italy. It is not only the beauty of the architecture and rich history of a country famous for its crispy and delicious pizza and a hundred varieties of pasta, served in dozens of delicious ways. Apulia is also a vast area of unspoiled and lush nature, which we can get to know by taking a sightseeing trip to the Ugento Regional Natural Park , covering almost 1,600 hectares of protected area stretching along the Ugento coast. Nature was exceptionally creative here - visitors see extremely diverse terrains, ranging from sandy and rocky shores, through swamps and forested areas, to the thickets of Mediterranean scrub and ancient olive groves. If someone would like to use their holiday in Apulia to recharge their batteries, breathe fresh air and admire the Italian nature, a trip to this park is a great idea.

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Camping in Apulia

People interested in relaxing in the shade of pine trees, wishing to spend a family holiday by the Ionian Sea, should pay attention to the offer that the large, well-organized camping Riva di Ugento has prepared for vacationers. The facility was built in the 70s of the last century, perfectly harmonizing with the surroundings and nature from the very beginning. On its premises, guests will find, among others restaurant / pizzeria, cafe and boutique. A stone's throw from the campground is a beautiful beach with powdery white sand. Mediterranean vegetation and dunes growing in the area add to its charm. The water washing the shore delights tourists (especially families with children) with its temperature and joyful shade of turquoise. In the high season, camping can be crowded, so it is worth considering a date other than, for example, July. The staff at the property is friendly and very helpful, speaking English and German in addition to Italian.

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A writer by profession, a passion of a cat. One day he will see what is behind the Urals - good to Vladivostok. So far, when he can, he enjoys the sun of the countries of southern Europe. And it's also fun;)

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