We travelled in Puglia, which is in the south of Italy, in the bit that is the heel of the boot, a few years ago. There are many beautiful towns to visit and the food is some of the very best in Italy.
On the downside, the roads are not the best, road signs almost non existent, making driving there a bit difficult. Public transport is unreliable.
Last year we met lovely Victoria who takes small groups to stay in Puglia. Her guests stay in a beautiful place, have cooking lessons, visits olive groves, see gorgeous towns and eat. She knows lots of local experts who can make your trip exceptional. I think this could just be the best way to see Puglia.
She has organised a new tour for autumn this year….click here to take a look, and spend some time on her blog while you are there. There is also a trip to Umbria, Italy’s green heart, that might interest you.