Apulia is a region of Italy in Southern Italy bordering the Adriatic Sea in the east, the Ionian Sea to the southeast, and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Its southernmost portion, known as the Salento peninsula, forms a "stiletto" on the "boot" of Italy. The region comprises 19,345 square kilometers, and its population is about 4 million.

Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first colonized by Mycenaean Greeks. A number of castles were built in the area by Norman Emperor Frederick II, including Castel del Monte, sometimes called the "Crown of Apulia". After 1282, when the island of Sicily was lost, Apulia was part of the Kingdom of Naples (confusingly known also as the Kingdom of Sicily), and remained so until the unification of Italy in the 1860s. This kingdom was independent under the House of Anjou from 1282 to 1442, then was part of Aragon until 1458, after which it was again independent under a cadet branch of the House of Trastámara until 1501. As a result of the French–Spanish war of 1501–1504, Naples again came under the rule of Aragon and the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714. When Barbary pirates of North Africa sacked Vieste in 1554, they took an estimated 7,000 slaves, and the coast of Apulia was occupiedat times by the Turks and at other times by the Venetians.

Our travel packages including stay in Apulia in a charming affiliated Accommodation (example):

Stay will include traditional "pugliese" breakfast. Special dates and requests are subject to availability of accommodation at time of reservation.

Ancestry tour (half day or full day) includes :
  • Walk through your family’s ancestral village
  • Visit churches, cemeteries and ancient palazzi from your grandparents’ past
  • Cultural mediation, logistic support and assistance
  • Pick up service with private driver
  • Engage in helpful-and often colorful-conversations with the locals
Extra Activities :
  • Cooking Classes of "Cucina Pugliese"
  • Arts & Crafts Tours
  • Food & Wine Tours
  • Wedding Planning