Puglia, Italy: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice

Go to southern Puglia and use one of the rich variety of towns as a base to make easy trips to the others. See Alberobello in the early evening when the crowds have left, visiting the region’s famous, distinctive cone-roofed trulli in the Rione Aia Piccola, where people live (away from the trulli tourist trap).

Enjoy a steak in local primitivo wine sauce in the lovely garden of Ristorante Fidelio (ristorantefidelio.com). Approach Ostuni, the white town, from the east in the morning sun to appreciate its gleaming splendour. Relish the antipasti at L’Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale (piazzettacattedrale.it), but do book as it’s very popular. Visit Locorotondo on Sunday morning, view the plateau below, walk the peaceful ‘centro storico’ then, for contrast, watch the buzzing crowd from the public gardens.

Enjoy Castel del Monte and Lecce’s architecture and take lunch at Alle due Corti trattoria (alleduecorti.com), perhaps trying the orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) with turnip tops – surprisingly tasty…

Puglia, Italy: readers’ tips, recommendations and travel advice via @Telegraph http://soc.li/YyLgwSJ

 

Ostuni is one of several 'white' towns in Puglia

Ostuni is one of several ‘white’ towns in Puglia

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