Margherita Theater in Bari
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Bari, in Puglia, is known as the ‘gateway to the East, due to its history of trade. It’s a fascinating city that is full of charm. Many people fly in to Bari to go onto other destinations in Puglia but I’d highly recommend spending a few days exploring Bari and

Arco dell’elefante in Pantelleria
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Pantelleria is a Sicilian island that can be reached by ferry or by plane. It is known as the ‘black pearl’ because of the blackness of its rocks, due to its volcanic origin. In fact, Specchio di Venere (Venus’s mirror), is a thermal lake that is a former volcanic crater!

Fontana Pretoria in Palermo Sicily
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Palermo is the capital of Sicily and the gateway to the Egadi islands, including the largest, Favignana. It’s also where you fly to the islands of Lampedusa and Pantelleria, both of which are close to Africa. Other amazing places in Sicily to visit, which are close to Palermo, are Castellammare

Where to visit in Puglia
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Puglia is the region that sits in the ‘heel’ of Italy and is affectionately called the ‘breadbasket’ because it’s one of the top producers of durum wheat. It’s a more affordable Italian holiday than regions in the north, such as Tuscany or Veneto. It’s also quite diverse with its beautiful