are some of our experiences...
The Internet isn't flooded with
information on how to find the
best spots to spend your vacation
Tip of where
to go, what to see and where to
Not every area in Apulia will
give you an exciting holiday.
What matters most is what you
are seeking during your vacation.
Apulia offers large scenic areas
where you can enjoy tranquility
24 hours a day. On the other hand
you will also experience cities
with a vivacious nightlife.
A good starting point for exploring
Apulia is the whole area of Gargano
In the northern part of Apulia
you find Italy's spur. This is
the homeland of Gargano National
Park. The Adriatic coastline here
consists of a combination of steep
limestone cliffs and beautiful
lagoons, ideally for sunbathing,
swimming and relaxing.
Which localities are the best
choices in the Gargano area?
Peschici and Vieste
are two nice cities sited at the
Adriatic sea. Here you find all
the good ingrediences that's needed
to make a memorable vacation.
thrones atop of a big limstone
plateau. A short distance from
the city you find gorgeous beaches
offering all the service you need
during the day.
One that we want to recommend
is Lido Orchidea.
Here you'll be taken care of by
Pepito and his staff which offers
all the service you can need.
A spacious beach, beautful surroundings
and a restaurant where delicious
seafood are conjured up each day!
You'll also find a broad range
of accomodations here in the form
of B&B, hotels, villas, flats,
agritourismo and camping areas.
offers much of the same as Peschici
but are a bit bigger and offers
beautiful beaches situated both
north and south of the city. Situated
at the south-east boundary of
the Gargano region.
An ideal base if you want to explore
the flat area at the south of
of food is the specialty in the
In this region as of the whole
coastline of Apulia the fresh
seafood is served in delicious
As this is an agricultural area
you'll allways be served food
at top quality and made in the
local tradition that make each
dinner an adventure!
do in the Gargano region?
There are lots of activities you
can attend here.
As it almost always is a wind
blowing from the sea this is a
perfect region for windsurfing.
The shores are easily accessible
everywhere and most of it without
If you like to spend the day at
the beach this is a perfect place
The Foresta Umbra is an
unbelievable comprehensive area!
The ideal place for meditation
It offers a unique wildlife and
during the summer heat it's allways
a relief to spend a day in the
shadow of the massive forest.
Another adventure here are the
128 sea caves formed during the
ice age. Tou'll find organized
visits by boats to many of them
and it's an unforgettable experience.
Another famous grotto here is
the Grotto of Archangel Michael
situated in Monte San Angelo,
a small city you can visit in
the mountains west of Gargano.
Another town, not far from Monte
S. Angelo, is San Giovanni
Rotondo is the hometown of
the famous Padre
The cathedral raised in his memory
is a very constructio absolutely
A short distance south of Gargano
you find Castel del Monte, built
by king Frederick II. This is
kind of a mysterious castle from
1240 which is a unique construction
positioned in a scenic landscape.
The castle is open for visitors
and provided with good documentation
at notice boards inside.
Another spectacular type of buildings
are the Trulli in Albarobello.
A peculiar conical-roofed, circular
stone building fairly warm in
the winter and cool during the
You can try it out by yourself
by book in to some of them, well
equipped or more simple, it's
up to you.
the pulsating nightlife found
If you like to mixe with the young
people you should head for Lecce
Because of the many students at
the University of Lecce Nnghtlife
is very vibrant in this city.
Two popular places here are Piazetta
del Duca d'Atena and Corto Maltese.
The Villa della Monica is a trendy
pub found in the city centre.
Bari also offers a number of trendy
restaurants and nightclubs which
have sprung-up lately.
Why spend your holidays in Apulia?
This region offers all the best
experiences regarding Italy. Pleasantly
friendly and relaxed people and
a slow southern Italian addictive
So for your next vacation, head
for Apulia! We have spent 3 weeks
there for two years in a row and
we will defnitely come back! If
you decide to go there you will
experience another kind of Italy
and surely return more relaxed
than if you return from the more
urban middle and north Italy.
To start your planning, please
go to http://www.ItalyExposed.com
and use all the resources there
to find places to stay, book events
and rent a car etc.
Find out more about Italian
Holidays at: http://www.ItalyExposed.com
Ketil Sjavik who is the
owner has several years
of experience from travelling