Another couple of Puglian towns to tick off the list are Monopoli and Poligano a Mare. Both are characterful and packed full of architecture and local colour.
A colourful photographic exhibition dotted around Monopoli’s harbour details the local tradition of the Maya. Each spring young girls sit in elaborate altars decorated with fresh flowers to mark the new season.
Then we visit the cliff top town of Polignano a Mare, perched high above the Adriatic, this town is famous for its town beach which is flanked by cliffs where the local dive throughout the day.