We love Puglia! It is one of the undiscovered gems of Italy that still isn’t swarming with tourists. But if you only have 48 hours in Puglia – what should you do?
The Perfect 48 hours in Puglia Itinerary
Where to stay in Puglia?
We usually stay in Ostuni as it is central and a great hopping off point to the rest of the area. It is also stunningly beautiful in its own rights. It is known as the white city and I will never forget out first evening drive towards the city. It was breathtaking. Unfortunately I was driving so couldn’t take a picture.
It is however beautiful by day too. The cathedral and churches of the city are lovely and the city walls worth walking.Aside from the beautiful town square it also has a beautiful cathedral a short walk up the hill.
[/caption]From the top of the hill you also get beautiful views of the countryside out to the coast.
Where to eat in Ostuni?
My other favourite thing about Ostuni is it’s proximity to my favourite ever restaurant Masseria is Frantoio. You can read a full review of it here
[/caption]However if you don’t get chance to visit there, ostuni itself is full of lovely and reasonable priced restaurants.
Best Small Towns in Puglia
Ostuni isn’t however the only beautiful town in the area. Other towns like Martina Franca and Cisternino are equally beautiful and even further off the tourist track. We particularly enjoyed wondering around the beautiful town of Cisternino and stopping at some lovely pastry shops.
What you need to know for visiting the Trulli houses of Alberobello
For day two we decided to cast out net further afield and head in the morning to Puglia’s most famous tourist attraction; the truli houses of Alberobello. The town is a world heritage site because of the volume of these small dry stone huts which make for a beautiful mornings trip. The town is perhaps the most touristy I have visited in Puglia and a lot of the Trulli’s are now used for tourist focussed shops however it is definitely worth a visit.
Beaches in Puglia
As we had a late afternoon flight from Brindisi we left Alberobello after lunch and decided to snake our way down the coast line stopping at a few of the region’s beautiful beaches. It was a lovely end to a lovely weekend. The beaches were all pristine and not overrun with tourists and I would love to return to explore them more
Puglia is definitely a region I would like to explore more. Next time we would like to visit some of the beaches further north, near Bari such a Monopoli.
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[/caption]Have you been to Puglia? What to do recommend doing?