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Southern Italy Region Named a Best Value Destination for 2014

By November 7, 2013

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alberobello pictures, trulli pictures, alberobello trulliThe southern Italy region of Puglia was named as one of three value destinations for 2014 by Lonely Planet on Best of Travel 2014. Puglia, the heel of the boot, is known for its long coast line with beautiful beaches, olive oil and wine, fresh seafood and vegetables, and the unique houses with conical roofs around Alberobello called trulli.

The Puglia region is a fascinating destination where you can still experience traditional life and slow travel. Stretching from the Gargano Promontory (the spur on the boot) all the way south to the Salento Peninsula, Puglia offers a number of diverse sights and experiences so even if you're not a beach person, there's plenty to see and do - from caves and natural parks to Roman sites and medieval villages, castles and cathedrals.

Plan your trip with these Top Places to Go in Puglia.

Places to Stay in Puglia: Trulli Hotels | Masseria Farm Houses
More Places to Stay in Puglia

Alberobello Trulli Photo by Martha Bakerjian, licensed to About.com

November 14, 2013 at 9:57 am
(1) Donna says:

Thank u Martha for high-lighting our hidden treasure. Puglia continues to delight. Our guests have given it the highest of marks. I’ve witnessed first-hand it’s transformation from a primarily Northern Italy/European summer holiday spot to a worlwide destination. In the three years Villa Donna has been accomodating, the range of city and Euopean-funded events have grown so much; primarily during the June-September months versus only August in the past. Not only has tourism increased but the wine industry is booming. The number of our private wine tours has tripled and some the cantinas we highlight are now exporting over 80% of their production compared to zero only a few years ago. The number of holiday lettings has quadrupled as have the sevices on our blu-flag award-winning beaches. I still have a room waiting for you whenever you like (Open year-round). We’re offering 2013 rates for a 2014 stay if booked before Dec 31 2013. Hope to see u soon…

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