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The Apulian coas. From the north to the south: the destinations not to be missed

The Apulian coas. From the north to the south: the destinations not to be missed

10.08.2019

The Apulian coast, from north to south, from the Gargano Promontory to Capo di Leuca offers unique and unmissable sceneries to be admired. 860 km of breathtaking views and natural landscapes of the Mediterranean vegetation plunge into the crystal blue of the Apulian sea that kisses the Adriatic and the Ionian. The variety of unique atmospheres along the Apulian coast conquers everyone, even the most demanding tourists. In fact, there are stretches of equipped coast to accommodate entire families, romantic stretches for lovers in search of privacy and absolute relaxation, and finally cliffs overlooking the sea for the more adventurous travelers looking for unforgettable vacations.
 
With a virtual tour, starting from the north there are the slopes of the Gargano, a predominantly rocky and jagged coastline with inlets and caves that overlook coves with a clear sea. In this area we find beaches in Vieste and Peschici. The unmissable stops on this stretch of the Apulian coast are the charming towns of Pizzomunno and Pugnochiuso.
 
Going down towards the tip of the Puglia heel you reach Margherita di Savoia, famous for its Saline, the largest in Europe, an ideal place to admire and photograph exciting sunsets.
 
Further south there is the coastal stretch of the province of Barletta, Andria, Trani. Visiting this area of ??Puglia, it offers the possibility of making daily excursions to live unforgettable days and learn about the true essence of the Apulian territory. Architectural monuments like the Cathedral of the Sea of ??Trani, the Castel del Monte, join the National Park of the Murgia. Learning the art of cheese-making and tasting delicacies such as Burrata di Andria, Apulian orecchiette, panzerotti, are just some of the things you can do in this inner area of ??the Apulian coast.
 
Continue along the Bari coast where a series of unique places to visit are grouped, bathed by the Adriatic Sea such as San Vito, Monopoli, Polignano a mare, the enchanting city "nel blu dipinto di blu" (in blue painted blue) as the famous Domenico Modugno used to sing and finally Torre Canne.
 
Passing from Ostuni and reaching Brindisi and Lecce rocky shores alternate with wide and pristine beaches with small villages that hide an ancient charm. In this area there are seaside resorts such as Santa Cesarea, Castro and Porto Badisco. Not to be missed is the Grotta dei Cervi in Porto Badisco. Further south, the stretch of coast sees a succession of wide beaches like Torre dell'Orso with its  "two sisters” stacks, the Alimini Lakes with the wonderful Baia dei Turchi. For those who like to dive, don't miss the Apulian rocky stretch of coast that goes from the small port of Sant’Andrea to the Grotta della Poesia.
 
The Apulian coast of Salento continues with the southernmost section of the heel of Italy where Santa Maria di Leuca is called "De Finibus Terrae", the end of the earth and the sea of ??extreme clarity shows itself between cliffs and numerous small coves and a multitude of caves such as Zinzulusa, Grotta delle Tre Porte and Grotta Ciolo which offer visitors indescribable views with their millenary conformations carved by erosion in the rock. Don't miss La Serra, a natural pool along the Apulian coast in Tricase.
 
Going up the stretch of the Ionian coast instead, you will come across the world famous Salento Maldives, until you reach stretches of fine beach such as those of Posto Vecchio (blue flag), Punta della Suina or Baia Verde near the famous city of Gallipoli, an ideal location for who on vacation also seeks fun with aperitifs on the beach at sunset and DJ sets.
 
The virtual view of the unmissable destinations to visit along the long Apulian coast ends the section that reaches the town of Castellaneta Marina. In this strip there are beaches such as Sant’Isidoro, Torre Lapillo, Punta Prosciutto and even further north Campo Marino and Marina di Lizzano.