Puglia Wedding Photography
Top location for weddings by the sea in Italy
More and more couples from all over the world are choosing the picturesque Puglia for their exotic destination wedding in Italy. Located in the “heel of the boot”, this undiscovered area of Italy is becoming one of the top wedding locations, because of the pristine landscape and the beauty of the baroque cities. The outstanding variery of venues and locations and the authentic flavours of Italy are the most important factors. Whether you want a rustic wedding in an olive oil grove under the summer sky or in a finely refined masseria with Trulli, the inland Puglia can captivate you. If you prefer a beach setting, Puglia offers a wide choice of coastal villages and cities, such as Ostuni, Lecce, Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca and many more. Puglia is a source of inspiration for those that are in love with the fine dining experience. Thanks to the 100% authentic local products, Apulian food is a slice of Italy’s gastronomic paradise!
BEST PLACES FOR WEDDING PHOTOS IN PUGLIA
LECCE & SALENTO
Florence of the Baroque
Lecce is one of the most iconic cities of Puglia thanks to the architectural heritage of the 17th century. This city was named “Florence of Baroque” to describe the richness of art present in the small area. Lecce is the capital of “barocco leccese”, and the Duomo and the Basilica di Santa Croce are the main buildings in this city. Apart from the historical heritage, the gargoyles and the leaves of asparagus columns, Lecce is a lively university city, with a friendly atmosphere and is a good base from which to explore the Salento region.
The white city
The white city of Ostuni is adjacent to the Salento region and is perched in a prominent position in Murgia and Trulli territory overlooking the Adriatic sea.
GARGANO & TREMITI ISLAND
The windy promontory of Gargano is an ideal location for a romantic wedding for those of you who desire an intimate elopement at one with the wild. Peschici and Vieste are the well known cities, and the National Park of Gargano also connects the Tremiti Archipelago where the cobalt blue sea and rocky beaches welcome you all year round.
OTRANTO & SANTA MARIA DI LEUCA
Undiscovered deep south
The dramatic coastline from Otranto to Santa Maria di Leuca is worth a journey at least once in a lifetime. Otranto is such a beautiful city, and Santa Maria di Leuca is the southern point of Puglia where the Adriatic sea meets the Ionan sea, and where all the seafront locations have a lively atmosphere. It is surely a place worth staying for a few days.
POLIGNANO A MARE & SAVELLETRI
Ideal for your beach wedding and high end Masserie
Polignano a Mare and Savelletri are east-facing fishing villages looking out over a rocky coastline and deep blue sea. Here you will find a vibrant atmosphere, ideal for those who dream of a beach wedding.
Bari is a lively city to all intents and purposes. For most tourists, Bari is where flights arrive and many travellers choose not to explore this city. However, Bari has a strong history too, and the old historic centre is a little gem.
The circular village
Locorotondo is one of the best Italian cities to visit, as it is located not only in the Trulli region, but is situated in the wine territory too.
WHY THOUSANDS OF COUPLE HAVE ALREADY CHOSEN PUGLIA AS WEDDING DESTINATION?
1. SCENERY & LOCATIONS
If you are looking for exotic scenery to celebrate your destination wedding in Italy, do think about Puglia. With its pristine nature, both inland, with the typical Masserie, and on the beach front venues, for those seeking a relaxed and coastal feeling, Puglia will offer you a wide range of idyllic locations. You can plan a wedding: • In a Trullo • On the beach • In rustic Masseria (typical farmhouse owned by aristocratic families) • In a private residence with a private chapel • In a castle
The first images of Puglia are sandy or rocky beaches and sun shining all year round. However, Puglia is more than that. The ancient culture is a complex web where Baroque, healthy food, music, and religious folklore all meet in one region. You will end up dancing “Taranta” until late in Salento, or sleeping in a Trullo, which you perfectly know the meaning of the pinnacle. In the autumn you can chill in a beautiful Masseria immersed in the olive groves, where you can assist with the oil pressing, or eat a Frisella with fresh tomato. Plunge into the natural pool of Torre dell’Orso and, of course, you should not be afraid of the cloaked man during Easter time!
Puglia is the perfect starting point for your honeymoon, whether you get married in the deep south of Lecce, Otranto, Gallipoli or Santa Maria di Leuca, or in the northern Gargano. After your memorable wedding in Puglia, you will have the chance to discover a not so touristy area of Italy. Artistic cities, blue-turquoise shores, delicious food, Greek settlement sites and unspoiled nature are the settings of your Italian dream. Summer, with temperatures of 20 degrees, usually starts in March and ends in October, with July and August as the hottest months. Puglia is well connected with two main airports but, trust us, you won’t want to fly away anymore.