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The Big Puglia FAQ


We often read generic advice given by those we doubt have even visited here. Driving in Puglia is not a challenge. It is possible to plan a vacation using public transport… We know because our contributors live here 365 days a year.

Using public transport in Puglia

Planes, trains and automobiles

What’s the best way to get to Puglia? Should I take the train? Should I fly to Bari or Salento (Brindisi) Airport? Do I need to hire a car? All this ... and more.

More | read our Getting Here & Getting Around FAQ

On the beach

You can dance with anyone you meet /
'Cause your troubles are out of reach /
On the beach /
Umm, this is fun

Which beach is best for young children? Which beaches are closest to lively places? Where do the hot guys go? All this ... and more.

More | read The Big Guide to Puglia’s Beaches | read Gay Puglia: Top 5 Beaches 2021

Where should I base myself for ...

Whether you are here to bake under the Salento sun, or to eat your way around Puglia, there’s a place and a schedule for you. All this ... and more.

More | read The Big Best Base For... FAQ

Where to party in Puglia

Where’s the party?

Time to get your gladrags on, Telegram your friends and party like it’s 1999.

More | read The Big Gay Party in Puglia Guide | read The Big Gay Puglia Pride Guide

Feed me

In Puglia good food is always just around the corner.

More | read about our Food and Drink Experiences in Puglia | read The Big Guide to Puglia’s Food Festivals

I’m visiting in February /March /October /November ...

... will Puglia still be open?

More | Ask Big - is October too late to visit Puglia?



The endless olive groves stretching as far as the eye can see and clusters of trulli are both reasons to visit the Valle d’Itria. Indeed, no trip to Puglia would be complete without visiting Polignano a Mare, eating seafood by the old port in Monopoli and exploring the trulli. But even with a dash of Lecce and shot of Otranto you would still be experiencing what most of Puglia’s visitors experience. And while the Valle d’Itria may draw the majority of Puglia’s visitors, it’s Salento that puts the “extra” into extraordinary.

"We are in Puglia."

~ Meghan Markle