Trip or Vacation
Cost: $5000-$7000 pp
Enchanting, sun-kissed Puglia is one of the most exciting and least explored wine regions of Italy and an intriguing destination for wine lovers looking for something a bit more off the beaten wine tourism tracks. Located in the “heel” of Italy’s “boot,” Puglia (Apulia) offers a treasure trove of food, wine, architectural marvels, and postcard-perfect coastal scenery. Indeed, this region features the longest coastline in the country. Bordered by the turquoise Ionian sea and the deep blue Adriatic Sea (known for its prehistoric, karstic sea caves and wild, unspoiled beaches), there are over 500 miles of seaside. The white sand paradise beaches of Otranto Gulf in the south have long been a best-kept secret for Italians. The rugged cliffs, secret coves, sparkling bays, and dramatic promontories could not be more beautiful.