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Apulia or Puglia

Apulia is a wonderful region in the south-eastern part of Italy. It is also referred to as the ‘heel of the boot’ because of its location on the map of Italy and is known as Puglia in Italian. It borders the Adriatic Sea in the east and the Ionian Sea to its southeast. With a population of about 4 million people, the capital town is Bari, and it is a flatland with lots of terraces and wide expanses but with low water tables. Other major cities are Brindisi, Lecce and Taranto. Apulia produces world renowned olive oil and about one-tenth of wine that is consumed in Europe. It produces about 17% of wine in the whole total of the country and competes with Sicily as the highest producer of grapes. Some of the most cherished wines are the Primitivo di Manduria and Salice Salentino, both reds!

Apulia or Puglia…

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