The food is an absolute highlight of this Southern Italian Region. Puglia has been the predominant agricultural region of Italy since forever producing most of its Olive Oil and Wine. There is an abundance of local produce and the farmers markets are some of the best and most affordable we have ever seen. The cheese, wine, seafood, meat, pasta, bread, fruit and veggies are all as fresh as can be and delicious! Vegetarian? No problem! Within Italy Southern Italian cuisine is the best for vegetarians. Many vegetarian option found in restaurants around the world have come from this land, where agriculture was for centuries the major source of income. The cuisine here is rich and many traditional dishes are vegetarian and even vegan. Most pizzerias even offer gluten free dough, just ask first. Everybody here strives to make sure you eat well!
Certain parts of Italy have become so crowded that being on holiday there can be more stressful than anything. We can get so caught up in catching the most popular areas that we don't even think about how busy they are until we get there! Even though Puglia is now getting more and more popular with many celebrities and people from all over the world wanting to experience a lifestyle of enjoying the simple pleasures it still is relatively uncrowded (except for peak summer). This part of Italy has very pleasant weather and for a good five month out of the year, from May until October it is ideal. Our favorite months are June until the first half of July and September.