Month: May 2020

From Bari airport onward

Traffic! Bari has a population of just under 320,000. During peak commuter times and holiday periods the 20-25 minute drive around the Baritangenziale can take up to 50 minutes, adding significantly to your journey time. The journey around Bari is unavoidable if you are heading to destinations south of the airport. Brindisi has a population of just under […]

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Bari or Brindisi (Salento) Airport?

Geographically Lecce and the south are closer to Salento airport. Heading to Gargano and north of Bari will make more sense from Bari airport. But if your destination is the Valle d’Itria either might be suitable. The most straightforward route to Alberobello is the same distance from both airports, although the drive from Bari airport takes […]

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We (l) come back to Puglia

Italy will reopen its borders to foreign travel on 3 June. The Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte signed a decree early this morning. We (l) come back to Puglia! It is the same day that national restrictions will be lifted and we can travel around Italy. From that date we will be allowed to leave […]

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The whole is greater …

… than the sum of the parts it’s made of. For administrative purposes our region is split into six provinces: Foggia (FG), Barletta-Andria-Trani (BT), Bari (BA), Brindisi (BR), Taranto (TA) and Lecce (LE). Geographically these correspond to Gargano and Daunia, Imperial Puglia, Bari, the Itria Valley, Magna Grecìa, Murgia and Gravine, and Salento as shown on the […]

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Italy considers reopening to tourists

The good … Day 2 of “phase 2” – the easing of Italy’s lockdown measures – and Italy’s culture and tourism minister Dario Franceschini has told Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that Italy is “ … starting bilateral talks with other countries that send a lot of tourists to Italy.” Dismissing as “fake news” reports that Italy […]

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