PRESS - Weddings travel Summer 2015 - Destination Italy (text only) 3/4
When to Go
April, May, September and October are the best time to travel to Apulia— you can combine sightseeing with a swim on warmer days. From June through August expect crowds at the beach and with so many Italian who also holiday in Apulia you can barely walk through the piazzas which are thronged with people. In the winter, the life here is more accessible and the food even tastier, allowing true authenticity.
Where to go
Head to Lecce also known as the “Florence of the South” which is long cherished for its beautifully chiselled Baroque and Renaissance churches and palazzo architecture. Walk the small winding roads of Ostuni, the white city. Travel to Gargano, a spectacular coastal area, in northern Puglia, where the towns of Gallipoli, Alberobello, Otranto and Leuca are beautiful. For a more lively adventure, head to one of the many beach parties which take place in summer on the Apulia Coast.
Italian coastal towns are known for their lungomare, streets by the sea promenade full of shops, cafes and points of interest.
How to get there:
The easiest, and pretty much only, way to get to Puglia is to fly into Brindisi or Bari. Ryanair.com
West Coast (Amalfi Coast)
“Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.”
The teeny coastal villages line up like pearls on a string: Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Atrani and Cetara. The Amalfi Coast is magnificent from North to South with rugged cliff jutting into the blue Mediterranean Sea, slowly it reveals itself and by the end of your first day, you never want to leave.