Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

All of You PUGLIA-philes....I Need Your Assistance!

Jump to last reply

Hello, my Fodorite Friends!

For all of you that are familiar with Puglia and/or have visited there recently (I'm talking to YOU Jamikins, Bikerscott, Anna_Galea, HG001London, etc., etc.!). I have so enjoyed all of your Trip Reports of late - thank you for taking the time to share your travels and adventures!

Now I need some help...

My wife and I have traveled throughout Italy but have yet to visit Puglia. Our plan is to remedy this "problem" next May in celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary!

Some quick facts: (Planned) Trip dates: The last 2 weeks of May 2013. 16 days minus 4 air-traveling days = 12 actual days on the ground. Planning to fly Delta and its partners from Charleston, SC to Bari, Italy. We plan to have a rental car during our entire time in Puglia.

My wife and I (both mid to late 30’s) very much enjoy traveling – seeing and experiencing new and different cultures. We enjoy history and amateur photography. But mostly we enjoy eating and trying local specialties.

I've read lots of TRs and have done some preliminary digging on the net. Just received the LP Italy guide and Michelin (Italy South) map I ordered from amazon.

For this trip we do not plan to stay in one place (hotel, masseria, etc.) for more than a couple nights at a time. We've done both this style (moving around a lot) of traveling and the stay in one place for a week and day-trip kind of travel. This time we feel like staying in multiple places.

So with this in mind, I need to know which cities (in your opinions) deserve multiple-night stays.

These are the cities / towns that we plan to visit at this point:

Bari
Trani
Altamura
Matera
Taranto
Gallipoli
Otranto
Lecce
Ostuni
Martina Franca
Ceglie Messapica
Locorotondo
Alberobello
Monopoli
Polignano a Mare

I know that many of these only need 1/2 day visits and will be day-trips from a central location. Any places to add or delete?

Any and all comments are welcomed! Thanks in advance for your information and advice!

Robbie

37 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Paris French Language School - Help me decide:
  2. 2 Trip Report Review of Air France A380 Premium Economy
  3. 3 Transport in Venice
  4. 4 Kimhe--flamenco
  5. 5 Any recommended shops on Rue du Cherche Midi? Or nearby?
  6. 6 Paris Perfect: Which Apt for Honeymoon?
  7. 7 Rome Areas to stay
  8. 8 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  9. 9 Sicily in May 2015 Itinerary Question
  10. 10 Pleasant Perches from which to Ponder Paris?
  11. 11 Trip Report Chilling in the Cyclades May 2014--Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Athens
  12. 12 Need Advice: 12 Days in Europe
  13. 13 St Germain
  14. 14 Amsterdam + Alps + Tuscany in 2 weeks
  15. 15 Lakes District UK
  16. 16 First cut at Andalusia itinerary 15 nights
  17. 17 Santorini Airfare - what's a good deal (generally/historically)?
  18. 18 15 days in Europe from 15 Dec 2014 to 1st Jan 2015
  19. 19 Garmisch Partenkirchen Christmas packing list
  20. 20 Suggestions for places to stay on Madeira, but not Funchal? And driving?
  21. 21 First timers travelling through Italy, Switzerland and France in Feb/March
  22. 22 Vicenza and Padua (Palladian villas) without a car
  23. 23 Swiss lakes with elderly relatives
  24. 24 Suggestions for Munich in early December
  25. 25 Have you recently visited Copenhagen?
View next 25 » Back to the top