The Heel of Italy
Puglia is that stretch of land that makes up the “heel of Italy”, basically a peninsula engulfed by the Gulf of Taranto, the Ionian and the Adriatic Seas
Puglia - A white limestone outcrop, covered in green, protruding into the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
It is filled with both natural and manmade attractions.
When water meets limestone one is likely to meet up with some visual wonders. The Grotte di Castellana (a 3.2 long and 80 meter deep network of caves), Gargano National Park (Parco Nazionale del Gargano – with its impressive rocky coastline, swamplands, beech forests & flower-rich valleys.) are just two such marvels.
Towns have much to offer too: Alberobello - The Trulli Town (A Unesco World Heritage Site) , Lecce, the “Florence of the South”, Ostuni - The white city, Otranto – a rocky cascade spilling into the seam, Polignano a Mare – with a historic town center displaying remnants of Arab, Byzantine, Spanish and Norman cultures. And there is Santa Maria di Leuca – the very tip of the heel of Italy, featuring the end part of the Apulian Aqueduct with a fascinating impressive waterfall.
The natural and architectural splendor is augmented by the visual and culinary sensations of Puglian cuisine.
Information about the Album ...
Photographer: Deniz Bensason
Width: 30 cm
Height: 22 cm
Number of Pages:76
Cover: Hard Laminated Cover.
Additional Information: Digitally Produced Album.
Design & Layout: Deniz Bensason.
Puglia - 2015
Puglia Album: Cover
The Cave of Pigeons
Page 7: The beach of Polignano
Pages 14-15: Views of the coast of Otranto
Pages 16-17: Luca and its antique monuments
Page 22: An Ottoman monument
Page 23: A view of the sea between the trees
Pages 26-27: Inside the cave of Castellano
Page 28: An open door to a balcony
Page 29: An ally flanked by white walls
Page 36: White furniture in a white patio
Page 37: Whitewashed walls of a narrow lane
Page 40: A painter on the steps
Page 41: The old city
Pages 46-47: The shifting lights of Alberobello
Page 48: Lucca
Page 49: Inside of the Basilica of Della Croce
Page 60: A small island off the coast
Page 61: San Felice Beach
Pages 68-69: A super gentleman from old times
Page 72: A porta fortuna script
Page 73: An assortment of delicious foods from Puglia