Category: Travel Hacks

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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Holiday like a local – 5 top tips

1. Buy something from the local panificio, caseificio or pastificio and say “buongiorno”. Here in Puglia people are friendly and polite. When someone of any age enters the local baker, cheeseshop, pasta shop – even the doctor’s waiting room – they will typically greet everyone, wishing them a good day. The shopkeeper and their patrons will […]

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Our top 5 Puglia travel hacks

#1 Bari -vs- Brindisi Airport Staying in Alberobello? You might think it best to fly to Bari. But the drive from Brindisi’s Salento airport is quicker. The usual journey time from Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla to Alberobello, a distance of 70km-80km depending on your route, will take just over an hour in normal traffic (1h5m). The […]

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Parlo Italiano? Do you speak Italian?

Italian is a beautiful language. It sings to you, and it is fun to attempt speaking it back. Trying a few words in Italian when visiting – ciao, buongiorno, grazie – gives a small sense of achievement. But more so we think that it is polite to make the effort when visiting any foreign country […]

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