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Apulia

Apulia

Those who decide to spend a period in Apulia is not just a tourist, but a person who wants to know a land rich in history, art and traditions where, even today, original landscapes, hospitable people and authenticity of the past gives to the visitor unforgettable emotions. Is known that Apulia has been conquered by the Romans, but before them different peoples have chosen this piece of land as their home, it has been inhabited by “Japigi” populations in the region divided into three parts: Dauni, Paucezi and Messapians. During the period of the Roman emperor Augustus, Apulia reached its highest level of economic prosperity thanks to its prestigious position in the Mediterranean Sea. With the fall of the Roman Western Empire, the region was disputed by Byzantines, Lombards and Franks and threatened by the Saracens. Followed one another in time the domination of the Normans, Swabians, Angevins, the Aragonese until you get to 1734 with the annexation to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies of the Bourbons. Annexed to the Kingdom of Italy of the Savoy, with the plebiscite of 1860, Puglia saw a period of social instability due to phenomena of brigandage. The story continues with the Fascist period, during which it was built the port of Bari and the birth of the “Fiera del Levante“. The following years led to the creation of a modern Apulia, but always careful to preserve its traditions. Puglia is the “heel” of Italy and stretches between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea and in the vicinity of Santa Maria di Leuca you can see the union of these two seas. Do not miss Gallipoli, Ostuni, the archipelago of the Tremiti Islands, the Trulli of Alberobello and the Itria Valley, Castel del Monte, and the Gargano with the Foresta Umbra and the Saline of Margherita di Savoia.

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