Stuart Forster explores the traditional, cone-shaped trulli and walled farmhouses of Apulia while being charmed by the laidback, understated nature of the southernItalian region. Ask travellers about the destinations they aspire to travel to within Italy and more often than not their answers will include famous, romantic spots such as Tuscany, Venice and Rome. This year, thanks to the world fair, Expo Milano 2015, you’re also likely to hear Milan mentioned. The Apulia region – Puglia in Italian – features surprisingly infrequently though it’s well worth a visit. For many visitors it’s the delicious yet healthy regional cuisine that keeps drawing them back to Apulia. The region’s long hours of sunlight results in crops of fruit and vegetables singing with flavour.
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