What to do and see in Puglia, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Hector Krause

Puglia in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Historic Sites. Discover best things to do in Puglia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. St. Peter's Basilica

Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City, Italy +39 06 6988 3731
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5 based on 32 reviews

St. Peter's Basilica

Arguably one of the finest Cathedrals in the entire world, St. Peter's is the spiritual center of the Vatican and the product of many of Italy's great Renaissance's architects, among them Bramante, Raphael and Michelangelo.

Reviewed By desinerg - Sydney, Australia

Join a tour to avoid ridiculous queues and hours of waiting and get to hear and appreciate the history. The basilica is extraordinary and in some ways grotesque in the grandeur.

Piazza del Colosseo, 00184 Rome, Italy (+39) 06 39967700
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Colosseum

Perhaps the best-preserved of the monuments of ancient Rome, this huge marble structure was built to hold more than 50,000 spectators to witness bloody contests of might and the slaughter of wild beasts.

Reviewed By HeidiElizabeth7 - Leeds, United Kingdom

We were lucky enough to be staying in a hotel that was a 5 mins walk from the Colosseum.. because of this we never bothered to prebook tickets or pay for skip-the-line. We walked down to the ticket office at 8am, had a little wonder around and took some photos and then joined the ticket office queue around 8.20. There were probably 50 people in front of us at this time and by 8.30 (the Colosseum opening time) a further 70-80 people now queuing behind us so I would recommend getting there for 8am to avoid the long wait.
The queue for security check moved pretty quickly and we were inside in no time!
This was our second visit, the first being on a guided tour so we had a leisurely walk around this time.
The Colosseum is wonderful, the hoards of tourists can be annoying but you have to expect this. The girls in the ticket office were very friendly and provided any information needed. The staff inside at security were a little more stern but given their job and the hundreds of often rude tourists pushing their way through id be stern too!
The book shop inside is small but reasonably priced. I paid 5e for a Colosseum guide book, 10e for a Forum book and 12.90e for a book on the archaeological sites of Rome. The staff inside were friendly and worked down the queue at the tills fast.
The Colosseum is magnificent. Go and enjoy. Pre book if you cant get there early but if you are able to then arrive for 8am and this should help you avoid the long wait for tickets.

3. Jonian Dolphin Conservation

Viale Virgilio 102, 74121, Taranto, Italy +39 345 713 8425
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5 based on 568 reviews

Jonian Dolphin Conservation

Reviewed By DavideBongustaio

Aproximately 6-hour highly recommended sea excursion in Taranto.
Professional commander Carmelo, assistant Cristiana and all the staff, safety first, sun, dolphins and other sea animals, snacks and beverage, culture, entertainment for children.
Practical Queries, Answers and a Quick Description for you, based on my experience held on 24th April 2017.
HOW TO BOOK – Call mobile number +39 …………. (late afternoon is better since commander Carmelo answer) and ask for available dates. Fix a date and keep in touch again 2 days before for confirmation based on weather check. Recommended in Spring and Summer to book 3 or 4 weeks before, at least.
STARTING POINT and TIME: Molo Sant’Eligio (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 1, 74123 Taranto, Italy), 9:30 am
FINISH POINT and TIME: Molo Sant’Eligio (Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 1, 74123 Taranto, Italy), 15:30 am
PRICES IN APRIL 2017: 40 Euro each adult, 20 Euro children, free for babies
NO SHOES ON BOARD. Thick socks recommended! Same for clothings, because it could be windy. Hat and sunglasses for the sun.
WHAT HAPPENS ON BOARD: The association is made by biologists and they run studies registering info during each trip. They have a very high success rate in finding the dolphins living in the Gulf of Taranto. We found them after one hour of navigation and they followed us for a while. We also met tunas and turtles.
An interesting lesson regarding dolphins and other species for the children, sandwiches, focaccia, snacks and beverage at luchtime.
Wonderful and recommended.
Davide

4. Biagio Tour

Lungomare C. Colombo | Presso Bar Pelagus, 73040 Torre Vado, Italy
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5 based on 412 reviews

Biagio Tour

Reviewed By enricaf - Senigallia, Italy

Loved Biagio and the amazing tour he took us on. He is truly an expert (don't know if he speaks English, though) and he was able to take us right into the grottos with his small yet comfortable boat. It is brand new and seats about 15 people. Definitely not a party boat, which is a plus in my book. We anchored three times and were able to show off our diving (or lack thereof) skills. The kids loved it and were exhausted after all the swimming. The aperitivo at the end is the cherry on top. Recommend wholeheartedly.

Contrada Leopaldi | Da Salve: Strada Per Pescoluse, Salve, Italy +39 349 847 0776
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5 based on 314 reviews

Sidereus

Reviewed By basento54 - Maglie, Italy

Un parco astronomico guidato magistralmente dal Sig. Vito Lecci.
Persona estremamente preparata nel campo dell'astrofisica,un grande divulgatore della sua materia che grazie alla sua enorme passione è stato capace di trasformarla in professione.
Coinvolgente il suo modo di raccontare l'universo.
Assolutamente da consigliare.

6. Experience Puglia

Via Giuseppe di Vittorio 107, 70023 Gioia del Colle, Italy
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5 based on 125 reviews

Experience Puglia

Personally guided tours through Puglia showcasing unique itineraries that will transport you through this charming corner of Southern Italy. Our tours are customized to enable travelers to enjoy and appreciate the historical context of the towns, their traditions, local crafts, food and wine.We realize that travelers yearn for a deeper experience when visiting Italy. Therefore, our ultimate goal is to provide more than a “coach” experience –more than just an overview of art, history and architecture. We will arrange private tours for individuals, couples or small groups.

Reviewed By Robyn P

A great holiday, with the wonderful Angelo. Puglia was a region in Italy that I knew nothing about but after a week with Angelo we had both the culture experience with the food and wine which was magnificent.

7. Discovery Tours Limousine Service Day Tours

Via della Vaccheria 21, 00069 Trevignano Romano, Italy
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5 based on 147 reviews

Discovery Tours Limousine Service Day Tours

Founded by Gilberto Stanzioni in 1995, is a company of licensed professional chauffeurs operating in Rome & all over Italy. Our priority is to provide you with the highest quality of private tours, shore excursions and limousine service, ensuring that you always have a lasting memory of your special days in Italy.

Reviewed By Maria G

We would like to thank Giliberto Stanzioni for perfectly organising our private shore excursion from Civitavecchia to visit Civita di Bagnoreggio and Orvieto. He is very polite , punctual and knowledgable and his car was spacious, clean and fully air-conditioned. Tour was very well organised so well worth money we spent . Definitely recommend Discovery Touring & Limousie service for anyone having Civitavecchia as a port of call or whilst visiting Rome. Thank you Gilberto...... alla prossima.

8. Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Piazza Raimonedllo Orsini, 73013, Galatina, Italy +39 0836 568494
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5 based on 583 reviews

Basilica di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

Reviewed By Geoff R - Melbourne, Australia

When you need a break from Baroque of Lecce, come here to Galantino. This Romanesque Cathedral built in the 14 th century is spectacular. The internal walls are covered with amazing frescos. The museum in the adjacent convent is also worth a visit. The town is very attractive and picturesque

9. Discovery Quad

Provinciale Martano Borgagne SNC | Coordinate: N 40°13.303' E 018°19.520', 73020 Carpignano Salentino, Italy
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Discovery Quad

Once in a lifetime adventure! Enjoy the unique and breathtaking landscapes while driving a powerful ATV 4x4 in complete safety. Be inspired by nature and guided by its elements. Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger.

Reviewed By giusyrusso17

Was so much fun a few years ago that we did it again last summer. As always Carlo and Katia are great people and full of patience too, especially when children are part of the group. Just a fun activity with family or friends, driving through a beautiful landscape. Try it. And thanks again to Carlo and Katia.

10. Monastero di San Benedetto - Santuario del Sacro Speco

Piazzale San Benedetto Snc, 00028 Subiaco, Italy +39 0774 85039
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5 based on 759 reviews

Monastero di San Benedetto - Santuario del Sacro Speco

Reviewed By CzarEmmanuel - Manila, Philippines

This is where Saint Benedict lived for three years as a hermit in a small cave before he founded monasteries. People visit this place to visit his cave (called the "sacro speco") as well as the monastery itself. It has some mosaics and frescoes dating back to 13th century, an "Old Chapter Room", an "upper" and a "lower" church, a chapel carved out of a cave, a monastery, a rose garden, etc. You'll also find here the oldest picture of St. Francis painted when the Saint was still alive.
A visit to this place is both interesting and edifying. It gives you a glimpse into the beginning of monasticism in Europe, the simplicity of hermit lifestyle, etc. It is one place pilgrims should visit at least once in their lifetime. Highly recommended!

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