The best time to visit
In Puglia, the nature is wild with secular olive trees and precipitous cliffs. Autumn is the season of smells, flavours and tastes in Puglia. In November the harvest of olives takes place and you can go visit the traditional oil-presses or participate at festivals of local food and oil tasting. This region is particularly well known for its olive oil production and many visitors are attracted by this culinary experience. Something you cannot miss in Puglia are also the trulli of Alberobello, an Unesco human heritage site since 1996. These are cone-shaped shelters made out of stones, the tops covered in limestone.
A growing trend in Puglia are the yoga retreats in the inland. Some resorts offer a meditation experience, where you can take care of yourself and find your balance away from the crowded beaches. These rejuvenating retreats are accompanied by biological vegetarian cuisine. At these resorts, your days will be characterized by walks in the nature, massages, readings at the poolside and life mental fitness classes. You can choose among a variety of courses from international masters of Ashtanga Vinyasa or Jivamukti.