The region of Puglia can be neatly split into three zones; the flat north plain and Gargano, the heel known as Salento, and the iconic central zones of Bari and Brindisi.
The cuisine of the territory of Leuca is made up of simple and genuine dishes reflecting the folk traditions of the very tip of the heel of Italy in Puglia.
The Unione dei Comuni 'Terra di Leuca' has highlighted the best from seven towns in the zone demonstrating the subtle combination of wonderfully delicate and intensive flavours in the local cuisine.
Do you know your way around the province of Taranto? Perhaps not. The province borders Basilicata in the west and curves eastwards before eventually reaching the province of Lecce, the heel of Italy. Its northern borders are split 40/60 between Bari and Brindisi.
The tourist office of the city of Fasano has produced a fold up guide entitled 'across olive groves, from the hills to the sea'. The guide is are split into eight distinct sections which allow the independent visitor to plan a full week away from the office to really get into the local culture and life.
Our recommended tour of the Gargano is a circular route starting and ending in San Severo. We suggest San Severo as it was here the medieval pilgrim routes left the very flat Tavoliere Plain and started the climb to the many centers of religious importance in the zone.
Eating badly in the zone of Fasano in the province of Brindisi is a crime according to a small brochure produced by the Città di Fasano. The city guarantees that the many restaurants and trattoria of Fasano offer a high level of quality based on an ancient tradition of excellent local products.