Puglia has wide range of places that testify to its ancient origins: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the Baroque splendour of Lecce and Salento.San Giovanni Rotondo the monastery of Capuchin friars of Santa Maria delle Grazie, where Padre Pio died in 1968.
Alberobello is the town of the trulli - ancient and peculiar stone houses with a conical roof, built without mortar- is so unique that it has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Another UNESCO site in the town of Andria, Castel del Monte, an unrivalled masterpiece of Medieval architecture commissioned by Frederick II of Hohenstaufen in the 13th Century.
San Domino, San Nicola, Capraia, Cretaccio and Pianosa are the five islands of the Tremiti Archipelago, a tiny paradise where history and nature merge perfectly and offer a wonderful landscape to explore.
Ceglie Messapica, has an 11th century castle, with a huge square-plan tower. The church of San Leucio, containing beautiful furniture of the 17th century and nearby are the beautiful Montevicoli grottos.
Ruvo di Puglia, with one of the most important Romanesque-Pugliese cathedrals (13th century);
Finally, many festivals, fairs and historical celebrations are held all year-round in every part of Puglia: the Carnival of Putignano, the San Nicola Festival in Bari and the Disfida di Barletta (Challenge of Barletta) are the most famous.
The Night of the Taranta at Melpignano, the festival of tarantella dance every August.