Docking in Puglia, the heel of the Italian peninsula, can be the perfect chance for a shore excursion through the best destinations of this land of sea and sun.
Bari is surrounded by an endless, blue sea, and here every single thing appears enchanted, starting from the Normanno-Svevo Castle and continuing with the San Sabino Cathedral and the San Nicola Basilica. Dominated by scents that you can breathe in every corner, where the old local ladies are preparing fresh pasta, and in its most beautiful squares, the Mercantile and the Ferrarese Square.
Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019 and World Heritage Site, is named after the starred sky that at night reflects on the Sassi, the characteristic homes obtained in the tuff rock. You will also discover its historical centre and the hidden side of the city, the one that lies beneath the ground. If instead you will choose to head toward the Itria Valley, you will discover the city of the trulli, local white constructions made by dried stone, with conical roofs: Alberobello. Their white pinnacles standing against the blue sky will leave you speechless.