Kissed by the Adriatic sun, Apulia has witnessed the comings and goings of numerous peoples. Settle into Polignano a Mare, a town with a decisively Greek feel with a spectacular coastal setting and sparkling white architecture. Travel along the Puglian coast and visit hilltop towns perched above aquamarine seas. Sample simple, but exquisite cuisine crafted from the region’s seafood, meats, olive oil, pastas and wine. See Apulia’s architectural treasures from the Sassi cave houses to the conical Trulli, from Norman castles and churches to southern baroque monuments. It’s easy to see why this sun-bleached land of olive trees has been settled, and contended for, since time immemorial.