Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is a region in southeastern Italy.
Apulia (Puglia in Italian) is sometimes referred to as "the heel of Italy", in reference to the country's boot-like shape.
Bari Palese international airport has flights to international destinations including the UK, Belgium and Germany and flights to Italian destinations including Milan and Rome.
From Brindisi Airport, there are flights to Switzerland and the UK as well as Italian destinations.
British Airways also flies to Bari with a summer schedule.
Train from Rome can take about 6 hours and is usually very packed. Don't forget to validate your ticket!
There are many ferry companies providing service several times daily from Greece (i.e. Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Cephalonia, Zante, Patras) to Bari and Brindisi.
Ferrovie del sud est offers train and bus service in the region.
There are a lot of things to see in Puglia: Trulli in Alberobello, Old town in Bari, Trani, beaches in Monopoli.
Santa Maria Al Bagno is a small fishermen village, district of Nardò, and it is located on the coastline of the Gulf of Taranto, Ionian west coast. It has beautiful unspoilt beaches all along the coast. Santa Maria Al Bagno is approximately 45 mins travelling time by car from Brindisi and approximately 1hr 30 mins from Bari. There are several food shops in the village, restaurants, pubs, bars open in summer 24h a day, a chemist, a post office, newsagent shops and a weekly market every Sunday. Lots of large supermakets, shopping centres and fashion boutiques are in the town nearby such as Nardò, Galatina, Gallipoli and Lecce.
In July there's a typical music festival in Melpignano near Lecce where you hear the famous "Pizzica".
Visit the Gargano National Park and the Tremiti islands.
Take a bike tour along the coast. Apulia has an extensive network of small country lanes making it ideal for biking.
There are a number of lovely places to eat in Casalini near Cisternino, which are reasonably priced compared to the tourist city of Ostuni. These are la terraza del Quadrafoglio, La Piazzetta, and Locanda.