The north of Puglia is formed by a wide, fertile plateau around Foggia, the so-called Tavoliere.
To the east is the Gargano – a peninsula declared a national park with a dense forest, the Foresta Umbra, mountainous heights and coasts with fine sandy beaches, bizarre rock formations and numerous caves.
The western region is called Appennino Dauno. Here you will find gentle hills, from which you get fantastic panoramic views of the forested landscapes.
The Murgia extends from the Tavoliere to the Salent – a karstic elevation with rugged valleys, the soil of which produces so many limestones that they have become characteristic of the architectural style, e.g. Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Town 2019. Here visitors will also find the conical trulli houses, whose pointed roofs protrude from the dusty green of the olive groves and orchards, for example of the Itria valley. The whitewashed houses have an oriental feel, nestling on the hills like building blocks piled on top of each other and have therefore made small towns such as Ostuni, Locorotondo or Cisternino known throughout Italy.
The center of Puglia is called Terra di Bari, but here too you can find gentle hills, karst rock, cliffs, beaches and agriculture – in short: everything that makes Puglia general.