The most beautiful destinations close to Paragon700
We are so fortunate in Puglia to be surrounded by absolute beauty in every way you turn and the location of Paragon700 is in close proximity to some of Puglia’s most sought after tourist locations.
Let’s take a tour shall we?
Ostuni or the “White City” as it is famously known, is a stunning village of whitewashed buildings perched up high on the hill overlooking the crystal clear Adriatic Coast. The historical centre is a labryinth with little quaint alleyways, staircases and arches, with a splash of Baroque style architecture with the various cathedrals. Be sure to check out the 15th century gothic cathedral the “Basilica concattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta”. Enjoy strolls through the streets whilst admiring the little boutiques, bars, restaurants offering local gastronomic delights! Ostuni is beautiful all day long but the sunset is truly spectacular. Enjoy an aperitif and watch the sun set over the sea.
Cisternino is a maze of gorgeous whitewashed alleyways and houses which contrast beautifully agasint the brightly coloured hanging flower pots, and quaint little piazzas which are adorned with local “trattorias” serving sumptuous local gastronomic delights. Take a stroll over to the “Villa Comunale” with its garden and panoramic view over the Itria Valley. Admire the famous trulli houses dotted all over the countryside. Discover Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, which is located in the heart of the city. Cisternino is famous for its local gastromony, predominantly meats, indulge in some “bombette” which are fresh pork rolls stuffed with various delicious fillings.
Alberobello or the “city of trulli” as its called, is a world famous UNESCO heritage listed zone. The iconic trulli houses which are dotted all around the city has had tourists from all over the world fall in love with them.
Take a walking tour and head up to the Rione Monti quarter within the ‘trulli zone’. Up a slight hill, it contains over 1,000 trulli and almost no other type of building style. Trulli are only found in Puglia which add to their unique charm and character.
Polignano a Mare
The city of Polignano a Mare with its dramatic cliffs that loom over the Adriatic Coast, where you can listen to the sound of the waves crash against the rocks, has been a popular tourist hotspot and also a location where various films have been produced. Its historical centre is quaint and charming full of boutiques selling home made souvenirs, little piazzas offering aperitifs and local gastronomic delights and is a must to add to your itinerary. Take a walk through the alleyways of the historical centre and admire all the poetry written on the walls and enjoy the sunset over the coast at the various lookouts.
Bari is the second largest city in the south after Naples, and many think of it as somewhere to connect to, from the airport to another town but the city itself has a lot to offer! Take a walk into the old town, with its winding streets and historical buildings that reflect the centuries old culture of the past.
Visit the Castello Normanno-Svevo, in the centre of Bari, a castle that was originally built in the 12th century and destroyed and then rebuilt in the 13th century. Take a walk along the lungomare promenade and watch the sunset. For the foodie lovers, you must try a the original focaccia Barese with its pizza like base, covered in tomatoes, olives, oregano and the delicious olive oil that Puglia is famous for.
If you like shopping, you won’t be disappointed! Head to Corso Camillo Benso Cavour where you will find most high street fashion brands plus high fashion such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Prada.
Our beautiful Puglia is full of incredible places to see, whether it be the rustic countryside of the Mediterranean or the historical sea side towns; we look forward to hosting you but in the meantime keep on dreaming of Puglia!