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Bari — 2 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Explore Bari's surroundings by going to Cattedrale di Ruvo di Puglia (in Ruvo Di Puglia), Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare) and Porta Tarantina (in Conversano). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica San Nicola, see the interesting displays at Museo del Confetto Mucci Giovanni, don't miss a visit to Cattedrale Maria SS. Assunta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Trani.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bari trip maker.

Jerusalem, Israel to Bari is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Bari, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jerusalem in May, expect Bari to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Martina Franca.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Martina Franca — 2 nights

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): browse the exhibits of Masseria Brancati, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoosafari, then admire the striking features of I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, and finally examine the collection at Trullo Sovrano. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): awaken your taste buds at I Pastini, do a tasting at L'Acropoli di Puglia, then admire the landmark architecture of Porta di Santo Stefano, then step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale Archeologico.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Martina Franca day trip app.

You can drive from Bari to Martina Franca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bari in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Martina Franca, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Lecce.
Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours
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Lecce — 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lecce: Otranto (Cattedrale Di Otranto, Centro Storico Otranto, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum Lecce, admire the striking features of Basilica di Santa Croce, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lecce travel planner.

Getting from Martina Franca to Lecce by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Martina Franca in May, Lecce is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Puglia travel guide

Beaches · Landmarks · Churches
Situated at the southeastern tip of the country, Puglia forms the heel on the "boot" of Italy. First colonized by Mycenaean Greeks, the region flourished during Roman times as a major producer of grain and oil. Today, Puglia remains a predominantly agricultural part of the country, though its warm and sunny coastal weather makes it a favorite holiday destination with an ever-increasing number of tourists. The long coastline features attractions like sun-kissed beaches and lively resorts, many of which are overlooked by limestone cliffs. Deeper inland, Puglia is largely flat, a land of charming villages and world-class cuisine. Here, you'll find olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, and fresh seafood to give you sustenance as you continue sightseeing. Despite its reputation as a producer of some Italy's best food and wines, Puglia still has numerous rural corners that most tourists have yet to explore.