Puglia, The Heel of the Boot
Puglia, the “heel of the boot” of Italy, is bordered by two seas. The port towns strung along the coast in the middle of the Mediterranean are as bustling as when the Greeks and Romans coveted them, and then a thousand years and more later, when the Crusades marched through town. Ignored for years by tourists, and snubbed by the Italians, only now are its artistic, architectural and geographical treasures being appreciated. One of the largest producers of wine and table grapes in Italy, there are delicious wines and creamy cheeses to be discovered, as well as a relaxed southern feeling unique to this area.