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Seniors Discover Vacation In Puglia


Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is a region in Southern Italy that I would call the “heel of Italy”. It runs  between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. On this longest coastline in the Italian peninsula, senior visitors will discover Puglia’s gorgeous seascapes and rich Mediterranean flavors.

Puglia is a land where the Italian cuisine is all-important. Olive oil a basic ingredient for many of the local dishes. The region has a remarkable population density, mostly concentrated in populous centers, while the countryside is all occupied by flourishing cultivation.

This least mountainous Italian region is covered primarily by plains and hills, apart from some lower mountains of the Southern Apennine chain and the Gargano promontory, with high, steep cliffs.

 Warm Climate Draws Senior Visitors


With over 800 km of coastline, Puglia is well-loved by senior visitors with a penchant for beaches or life on the open seas.

Whether you spend time on the Adriatic shores around the Straits of Oranto or the wide stretches of sandy beaches on the Ionian Sea in the south-west, one never has to go far to find a great spot just to relax.

All this with a climate as warm and sunny as anywhere senior travelers will find along the Mediterranean Sea. USA Today notes that the heel has it all, except tourists which makes it nice for just meandering through the countryside. With Puglia’s ancient sites and bucolic charm, Italy’s most secluded coast makes a rewarding alternative to the tourist-laden northern part of Italy.

Plan your visit to Puglia for one of the local or  international festivals, especially in the summer with events such as the Otranto Jazz Festival or the La Notte della Taranta, where the area’s traditional dance, the Pizzica is popular.

Seniors Stay at Historic B&B


TripAdvisor highlights the most popular destinations in Puglia. The Cattedrale di Trani and the Basilica di Santa Croce are both highly popular stops. Seniors will not want to miss the Jonian Dolphin Conservation in Taranto.

Consider a stay in Ostuni Masseria Brancati, a popular historic B&B situated in the countryside near the famous town of Ostuni also known as The White City. It’s a typical Puglia farmhouse in the midst of groves of centuries old olive trees.

Visit with your travel agent and plan a trip to the Heel.  The region is served by two major airports in the towns of Bari and Brindisi. It will be a most memorable trip. -jeb

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