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While it may lack the famous beach resorts and iconic landmarks of other Italian hotspots, Puglia is a surprising gem of southeastern Italy, often luring travelers back for repeat stays.

Idyllic coastal landscapes, rich history, archaeological treasures and medieval architecture await here in the whitewashed heel of Italy—and with its languid pace, sunny Mediterranean climate and lack of tourist hordes, this is one corner of Italy that should be on your radar.

From laidback fishing villages to bustling ports and beautiful medieval old towns, you’ll encounter rich history, unique local cuisine and some of Italy’s friendliest people.

Walk or cycle down ancient paths that follow the pretty coastline and cut through a scenic hinterland of red earth, vineyards and endless olive groves, dotted with sandstone castles, tiny churches and quirky cone-roofed houses.

Visit Roman ruins, relax on beautiful beaches and wander the cobbled backstreets of Lecce—the elegant “Florence of the south”—with a gelato in hand.

Join us we discover delightful Puglia!


 

Great Value & Quality Holidays in Puglia

Our active holidays in Puglia are well priced offering great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guide books along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. When you book, your trip in Italy will be fully organised by a dedicated member of our in-house team, so you will always know who you are dealing with. We take the stress out of organising your active holiday in Italy.

Personal Experience

Our team have been walking and cycling in Puglia for over 5 decades. We are passionate about the unique variety that Italy offers, active holidays and delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of the UK & Europe and bring a multi-disciplined, multicultural and whole-hearted love of all things travel.

Local Connections in Puglia

We place great emphasis on researching, planning and crafting innovative itineraries to ensure you get the very best experience out of your trip in Puglia. We believe relationships are important and have been working with many of our hoteliers and local suppliers in Italy for years. This means that they know exactly what our travellers expect.



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Currency

Euro

International Dialing Code

+39

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Italy is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see www.schengenvisainfo.com/schengen-visa-countries-list/ for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.