Situated in the south of Italy Puglia is referred to as being “the heel of Italy”. Puglia lies in the Mediterranean, touched by the Adriatic sea in the north and Ionio in the south, Apulia and enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year. Inland the region is mainly flat and is mainly agricultural it produces most of the wheat for Italy’s uses and is also the largest Olive oil producer.
Puglia or Apulia is a region in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the south-east, and the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south giving it a long coastline of cliffs, coves and sandy beaches. Its most southern portion, known as Salento peninsula, forms a high heel on the “boot” of Italy. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of Molise to the north, Campania to the west, and Basilicata to the south-west. It neighbours Greece and Albania, across the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, respectively. The capital city of the region is Bari, a bustling commercial center and port. Puglia has an area of around 7,500 sq m and a population of 4 million who are mainly concentrated in the towns and cities the inland villages are mostly holiday homes.
Puglia has a wealth of architectural sites, churches and cathedrals, castles, lovely fishing villages and stunning medieval cities. There are endless fields filled with Olive trees, which is a sight to see, and the Pugliesi grow large quantities of fruit and vegetables.
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