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Matera & Puglia FAQs
Is it worth visiting Puglia?
Puglia is a must-see in Italy and not many know the existence of this beautiful region. A week in Puglia is something that you have to do at least once in your life. The stunning scenarios, fairytale towns, delicious food and friendly people, are just some of the reasons why you will love Puglia!
Is it worth visiting Matera?
Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019, has plenty to offer those who like to go deeper into exploring Italy. When you've visited Florence, Rome and Venice and want to go to the next level in Italy, Matera is a perfect choice.
Is Puglia family friendly?
Yes! This still undiscovered part of Italy is a great destination for families with plenty of activities to keep both parents and kids happy.
Are there sandy beaches in Puglia?
Yes! Puglia has the longest coastline in Italy marked by pristine beaches. For beach lovers, Puglia it's a treasure trove of stunning strands, intimate rocky coves and wild, sandy shores. And there are no sharks in Puglia!
Did you know that?
The main three traditional building types in Puglia are the trullo (a conical stone structure), the lamia (like a sugar cube) and the masseria (a chunky fortified farmhouse built around a courtyard).
Matera, Italy's 9000-year-old city is the third oldest city in the world after Aleppo and Jericho.
The main rock material in Puglia is limestone – used to stunning effect in the Baroque carving in the city of Lecce: “the Florence of the South”.
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