Apulia
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Our most recommended Apulia Beach Trips

Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Tour

1. Polignano a Mare: Stand-Up Paddle Tour

Polignano a Mare is the ideal place to plunge into uncontaminated waters and immerse yourself in the marine environment. Known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, this small town is just over 30 km (18.5 miles) from Bari. After a brief practical lesson, get ready to begin paddling along the coast. Enjoy the scenic coastline as you explore in a stand-up paddleboard. Discover one of Puglia's most beautiful coastal stretches, peppered with hidden inlets and charming sandy bays. Crystal clear waters and cliffs pitted with caves carved by the sea give Polignano a Mare its uniqueness. Do not miss the opportunity for a dip in these spectacular turquoise waters.

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Gallipoli: Historic Guided Walking Tour

2. Gallipoli: Historic Guided Walking Tour

Meet your local guide at La Fontana Greca, a beautiful fountain that dates back to the 3rd century and is considered to be one of the oldest in Italy. Then set out for a guided walking tour of the city’s most beautiful and iconic historic landmarks and buildings. Gallipoli is considered to be the Pearl of the Ionian Sea and is famous for its crystalline sea. But, no less important is its historic center which preserves ancient buildings, beautiful Baroque churches, and characteristic alleys. The city is split into 2 areas, the modern village and the historic center, which is located on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge and surrounded by ancient defensive walls. As you walk through the historic center, admire the Baroque architecture of the religious and civil buildings which are decorated with extravagant floral and angelic motifs. From your guide, learn about the history of the city and its architecture, then enjoy a stroll along the coastline to marvel at stunning views across the sea.

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Walking Tour In The Wonderful Monopoli

3. Walking Tour In The Wonderful Monopoli

Monopoli is a perfect combination of old world charm and great beaches; a wonderful, typical, picturesque Apulian town, which despite it's unquestionable charm manages to retain it's traditional identity. Lots of quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, and a picturesque harbor to boot. The old town is a typical Apulian gem replete with quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, interesting houses, and a picturesque harbor. The walking tour will take you to visit the small Castle, which is set in a very picturesque square. The homes and small buildings are charming. You will walk through an arch doorway that opens to the sea with a lovely walk along the harbor. This is a very cute castle and the best part of it is its view over the blue waters of Monopoli, with its characteristic village surroundings and fishermen's port. Then, you'll see the baroque cathedral dedicated to the Madonna della Madia protector of the town, an amazing basilica. Seemingly small, it turns out to be a huge cathedral with amazing ornaments from the inside. Very elaborately decorated with gold and a variety of marble in amazing colors. The number of side altars along both sides of the main auditorium are stunning. It's hard to imagine a more fantastic townscape: narrow alleys, arches, towering spires, a fort, old stone walls, light coming in from a dozen different directions, and a crystal clear swimming beach, right outside the gates. It's a photographic dream.

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Vieste: Guided Walking Tour

4. Vieste: Guided Walking Tour

Discover why the village of Vieste is such a popular destination for travellers and locals alike. The guided tour will start from the historic center and course the typical alleys dotted with classic white houses that overlook the sea. Visit the cathedral built in the eleventh century and dedicated to St. Maria Assunta in one of the highest part of town. See the exteriors of the Swabian castle that is currently used by the Italian Navy.  Be enthralled by the sights of the surrounding mountains, the incredible sandy beaches and sea caves. Admire the Pizzomunno rock, a 25 meter high symbol of the town closely linked to a local legend of love. Hear of the beautiful poem-song about the love story of the young fisherman Pizzomunno transformed into stone by the jealous sirens of a girl he loved, the beautiful Cristalda. See the historical trebuchets and ancient fishing installations that have in recent years been refurbished and are now used for tourist activities.

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Peschici: Private Puglia Tour

5. Peschici: Private Puglia Tour

Peschici is a charming seaside village in Gargano, in the north of Puglia. This guided tour will take you to one of the most beautiful resorts in the entire region, starting from the Porta del Ponte and entering the historic center. Within the city center you will discover palaces and churches with different architectural styles, which are the result of different historical periods and conquests. During the tour you will visit the church of Sant'Elia Profeta (the patron saint of Peschici), which is built with large blocks of marble stones from the local quarries, and has an imposing bell tower. The tour then continues towards the castle, the first structure built in the current historical center. The castle was built on the remains of a Greek stronghold by the Normans, who arrived in this land in around the year 1000. Over the years the castle has been remodeled, but continues to rise impressively close to the rocky ridge and dominate the sea. Over time it has been possible to recover several works of art, jewelry, old work tools, and clothes, which can be reviewed in the permanent exhibition (the museum of torture). Here you will find a total of 60 pieces, which represent periods ranging from the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance.

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What people are saying about Apulia

Beautiful experience. It is truly one of the best ways to visit the Polignano caves. Nice and competent staff. I recommend this experience to everyone, even those who have never been on a SUP board! FUN GUARANTEED!