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Map of Puglia region

This site gives an overview of my native land, Puglia, which is the region occupying the heel of Italy’s boot.

This region seems like a country separate from Italy because of its peculiar history.

The land of Puglia was deeply inhabited since the ancient times, so becoming a meeting point of cultures, which were irradiated outside its limits.

From the very beginning of its history up to the modern age, local populations tried with tenaciousness beyond comparison to resist frequent dominations by other countries for reshaping an autonomous space of exchanges with bordering populations... (more)