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