This region is the perfect backdrop for your wedding day. Whatever your wedding dream is … elegant, classic or shabby-chic, Puglia has many venues to satisfy your wishes. Spectacular rocky bays and magnificent caves provide the perfect location for your wedding photos, which will bring you joy for the rest of your life.
Puglia is one of the most romantic region of Italy
Puglia is one of the best-known southern regions of Italy. A region blessed by the Sun and the translucent turquoise waters of the Ionian and Adriatic Seas.
Nowadays it is easy to come into contact with the rich history of Puglia, as many of the medieval castles, masserias (ancient farmhouses) and restaurants have been restored and are open to the public for celebrating all kinds of events. Furthermore, Puglia still offers affordable prices that are often lower than in the other more famous regions of Italy.
Puglia like any region of Italy, is famous for its cuisine. Delicious pasta, seafood, cheese and pizza for all tastes! Puglia is the second-largest wine producing region of Italy and the absolute champion in the production of olive oil.
The freshest products, directly from the garden, in the hands of best chefs will become delicious Italian dishes. In the beautiful farmhouses you can taste simple local recipes prepared from home-grown vegetables.
Puglia is a big family. Local people still highly value marriage and they love wedding parties. Apulian weddings rarely have less than 100 guests. Even strangers are very friendly, and wave and congratulate the newlyweds.
Besides sunny Italians, get ready to meet Madonna, Hugh Jackman or Tom Hanks on the streets of Puglia, as they have already chosen this wonderful region for their holidays. Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and Francis Ford Coppola like Puglia that they have all bought a property here.
Towns and cities in Puglia
A fabulous town in the heart of Puglia. Since 1996 it has been included in the UNESCO cultural heritage list due to the original trulli, houses with a stone cone-shaped roof.
According to the local folklore, the trullo roof can be easily destroyed by removing only one stone from the base: local peasants used this feature to avoid taxes: no house - no tax.
Otranto gazes out at the sapphire Adriatic sea and it is the easternmost point of Italy.
The city centre has been under the protection of UNESCO since 2010. Narrow streets lined with stones that shine in the sun like pearls,and dazzling coves nearby, attract tourists from all over the world.
Lecce is the capital of Salento, one of the subregions of Puglia. The city is called "The Florence of the South" for the predominance of the Borocco style in the town’s architecture.
Many churches and buildings here are made of the local stone "pietra leccese", which glows in the sun. In the very centre of the city you can admire the Ancient Roman Amphitheatre. Lecce is also a university town as the University of Salento is located here.
Located on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, Trani is one of the capitals of the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani.
According to the legend, the city was founded by Tirenum, a son of the Greek mythical king Diomedes. The main attraction of Trani is the cathedral, built in honour of St Nicholas the Pilgrim, the patron saint of the city.
Bari is the capital of Puglia and of the province of the same name. Historically Bari was part of the Roman Empire and served as a major gateway to the Adriatic Sea, and even nowadays the old town provides a fantastic display of historical architecture and important buildings like the Svevo Castle. Bari is also famous for Basilica of St. Nicholas, where the relics of the saint are carefully preserved.
Beach-town located in the historic Gargano region. Like the entire peninsula of Gargano, Vieste is surrounded by greenery and offers dizzying views of the sea.
The town is also famous for its beaches, which have repeatedly been awarded Blue Flag status, as the purest in Italy.
A small resort town (about 4,000 people) in Gargano, which is known in Italy not only for the gorgeous sea views and for clean beaches,
but also because in 1998 the biggest national lottery was won here: about 63 billion lire (32 million euros) divided between 100 local residents. This prize and the town itself was included in the Guinness World Records. It is said that, that night the whole city celebrated with the lucky winners.
A dazzling city on a hill, also known as the "white city" because the walls of all buildings and houses in the historic centre must be painted in a white colour.
Ostuni is surrounded by numerous olive groves, gorgeous masserias and in the distance you can see the azure Adriatic Sea. At any time of year, you can wander through the narrow streets and stop for dinner in one of the many romantic little restaurant.
A small town (about 2500 people) in the province of Lecce, Castro is famous for its coasts and grottoes.
Zinzulusa cave is possibly one of the most picturesque and attractive for the tourists. The enter of grotto is a narrow path, cut through the rock just above the sea level.
Taranto is also known as the "city of two seas" because the city is divided into two parts: the main part of Taranto is on the mainland, and its historical centre is on the island and separates the Ionian Sea (Mar Grande) from the lagoon of Mar Piccolo (Little Sea).
Historically, Taranto was one of the richest colonies of ancient Greece and now it is one of the most important port cities in Italy.