Our southern Italy tour kicked off by visiting a region that we’d never seen: Puglia. The Puglia region makes up the heel of Italy’s boot and many tourists (mostly Europeans) flock to the vast stretches of the region’s coastline in the summertime to enjoy their beach vacations. The geography is definitely different in Puglia than most of Italy; there are very few mountains (only found in the northern part of Puglia) or even hills. Most of the area is comprised of vast stretches of plains and a few plateaus. Obviously we didn’t have time to see everything there is to see, but we chose a few cities to kick-off our southern route: Alberobello, Lecce, and Leuca.