The reasure trove of history, art and nature.
Puglia is located in the south of Italy and it is the heel of the well-known Italian boot. Here, hospitality comes first - the Pulis are happy to welcome tourists and show them the beauty of their region.

Holidays in Puglia are becoming more and more popular and chic, and international tourism is steadily growing, thanks to fast and convenient transport links. You can get to Puglia from almost any European capital - by direct flights to Bari and Brindisi, and also by sea transport.
Puglia is a Mediterranean charm. We are in love with this region and invite you to one of the best tours of Italia Per Famiglie – to the cities of Puglia. Our guests will live in masseria – traditional accommodation. We have prepared boat trips, master classes, tastings, and will visit the best beaches. The cities Bari, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Alberobello, Martina Franca, Ostuni are waiting for you. A rich program awaits everyone – children and adults.
Ksenia Forte
Founder of Italia Per Famiglie
Let's take a walk through the cities of our tour right now!
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare, in the province of Bari, is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and one of the places that you cannot miss during a trip to Puglia.

The merit is not only for its sea, but also for the old town with stone houses, loggias, the labyrinth of narrow streets and terraces. It is a city to visit slowly, where you can relive the charm of tradition and the authenticity typical of small fishing centers.


The first thing to do is to follow the ancient path of Lama Monachile, formed by numerous steps carved from the rock that descend to the sea, where you will find an incredible white pebble beach protected by rocky walls. The most famous beach of Polignano is located along the Via Traiana, an ancient road that connected Rome and Brindisi.

Stroll through the narrow streets to discover white houses, among them there are important churches and monuments such as the Church of Sant'antonio (La Chiesa di Sant'Antonio), the Marchesale Palace (il Palazzo Marchesale) and The Matrix Church of Santa Maria Assunta (la Chiesa Matrice di Santa Maria Assunta).

Do not miss a visit to the old Jewish ghetto that can be reached from Via Giudea, here you will find the chapel of St. Stephen (la Cappella di S. Stefano), a beautiful church nestled in the alleys and overlooking the sea.

Polignano a mare is a paradise for those who love cave excursions, there are several to visit: Grotta delle rondinelle, Grotta azzurra, Grotta dei Fidanzati, Grotta Palazzese with a restaurant inside.
It is a city in the center of the valley La Valle d'Itria, where 11,000 people live. The unusual Trulli houses, which built up the center of Alberobello, were recognized as a national monument of Italy and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Although the entire city is dotted with trulli, there are 5 specific places, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO:

  • Rione Monti, with about a thousand cones, is the largest and most famous Trulli district, located on the southern side of the city.
  • Rione Aia piccola, a short distance from the first, smaller but exclusively residential (it is forbidden to open commercial activities), with about 400 cones.
  • Casa Pezzolla, a complex of 15 connecting cones used as a Museum of the Teritorio (Museo del Teritorio).
  • Casa D'Amore, first city hall linked to the official recognition of the city.
  • The house-museum of the Sovereign Trullo (La casa-museo del Trullo Sovrano). The only two-storey trullo in the city.
Sitting on Puglia's Adriatic coast around 30km south of Bari, Monopoli is a lovely town for a trip. Like so many towns on the Adriatic, Monopoli's history has been thoroughly influenced by its east-facing position and its fortified sea-front walls and castle tell many a story.


It is best to start walking around the city from the Piazza XX Settembre or around it, where there is a colorful street market. Then you should go east to the cathedral. To find it just look upwards and you are sure to see its elegantly conceived bell tower thrusting into the sky. Built in 1693, the tower is over 60 metres high, completely dominating the town below.

Passing by the cathedral (or after a quick look in), continue heading east and you will soon come to the first part of the sea-front, with its defensive walls and sandy bay, ideal for a refreshing dip. Continue down the lovely Via Papacenere, which will take you behind the walls and onto the Lungomare sea-front promenade, complete with some fine buildings, including the curvaceous Church of Santa Maria della Zaffira (La chiesa di Santa Maria della Zaffara), a cannon-mounted bastion and the impressively robust Charles V Castle (Il Castello di Carlo V), built in 1552. The castle is visitable and the view from the top is wonderful.

Passing under an archway outside the castle, you will arrive in the port, comprised by a series of little harbours. Wandering half way round the first one, busy with fishermen mending their nets or unloading the day's catch, a little street will take you back into town and, along Via Cimino, back to your starting point at Piazza XX Settembre.

One of Puglia's most picturesque enclaves, Ostuni is known as the White City (Città Bianca) thanks to its plenitude of white-washed houses. A quick trip from the coast, the city is also celebrated for its labyrinthine streets, cathedral, and ancient defensive walls.


Built on top of a hill, Ostuni was a defensive town overlooking the valley. As in many cities of Puglia, walking along the city walls is the main activity in Ostuni for tourists. Part of the old structure, built to keep the invaders out of the city, is still open and accessible to the public.

Despite the fact that Citta Bianca is a small town in the wilderness, it is ideal for spending a few days in relaxation. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is a place worth visiting to admire the incredible views. This is the perfect place to relax, enjoy an aperitif with a wonderful view.

Ostuni is rich in history and architecture. There are many beautiful churches in the historical center. The impressive 15th century Gothic cathedral (Duomo di Ostuni) is located in the center of the Old Town, magnificent from the outside and stunning inside.

Finally we got to Bari! It is the capital of Puglia. The second largest city in southern Italy after Naples, Bari is Italy's main gateway to the East. Frequent ferries that arrive at and depart from the port of Bari connect Italy with some of its closest neighbors, such as Greece, Albania, Croatia and Montenegro.


Walking around the enchanting narrow streets of the Old Town of Bari (Bari Vecchia) definitely tops the list of best things to do. Built between the city's two ports (the modern and the old one), Bari Vecchia, as locals call the historic centre, is a maze of narrow alleys lined with gorgeous buildings that have remained the same since the medieval times when the city was constructed.

Murat Quarter (Quartiere Murat): built in the 19th century, it is the heart of modern Bari and the main shopping area of the city. It's named after Joachim Murat who was a Marshal of Napoleon Bonaparte and head of the government of the Kingdom of Naples, who ushered in the construction of the new area. The walls surrounding the Old Town were dismantled on the landside and replaced by Corso Vittorio Emanuele which allowed the city to expand.

The harbour-front Teatro Margherita originally opened in 1914, is one of the city's most loved and iconic buildings. Luciano Pavarotti and Rudolf Nureyev are just some of the famous names who have performed here. Recently restored, the theatre has become a hub for contemporary art in the city, with a jam packed calendar of concerts, exhibitions and performances.
Unforgettable holidays in Puglia

In April, Italia Per Famiglie will make an exclusive family tour of the cities of Puglia. It will be a mix of classic and modern traditions, sun, sea, amazing landscapes, luxury villas and traditional trulli, Italian wines and local dishes.

The program is made for children and adults. You will enjoy water excursions, picnics on the beach, acquaintance with the production of olive oil, dance lessons, pony school for children, wine tasting for adults, a master class in baking bread and cheese production and much more.
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