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Salentino dialect Salentino () is a dialect of the Sicilian language (Extreme Southern Italian, or in Italian) spoken in the Salento peninsula, which is the southern part of the region of Apulia at the southern "heel" of the Italian peninsula. Overview Salentin ...
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region of Italy
, located in the southern peninsular section of the country, bordering the
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Adriatic Sea
to the east, the
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Ionian Sea
to the southeast, and the
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and
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to the south. The region comprises , and its population is about four million. It is bordered by the other Italian regions of
Molise Molise (, , ; nap, label=Neapolitan language, Molisano, Mulise) is a Regions of Italy, region of Southern Italy. Until 1963, it formed part of the region of Abruzzi e Molise, alongside the region of Abruzzo. The split, which did not become effect ...

Molise
to the north,
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to the west, and
Basilicata Basilicata (, , ), also known by Lucania, its ancient name Lucania (, also , ), is an administrative Regions of Italy, region in Southern Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia to the north and east, and Calabria to the south. It has two ...
to the southwest. Its capital city is
Bari Bari ( , ; nap, label= Barese, Bare ; lat, Barium; grc, Βάριον, translit=Bárion) is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari The Metropolitan City of Bari ( it, Città Metropolitana di Bari) is a Metropolitan cities of Italy, ...

Bari
.


Geography

Apulia's coastline is longer than that of any other mainland Italian region. In the north, the
Gargano Gargano () is a historical and geographical sub-region in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southeast Italy, consisting of a wide isolated mountain massif made of highland and several peaks and forming the backbone of the Gargano Promontory projec ...

Gargano
promontory extends out into the Adriatic like a 'sperone' ("spur"), while in the south, the
Salento Salento (Salentino dialect, Salentino: ''Salentu'', Griko language, Salentino Griko: ''Σαλέντο'') is a cultural, historical and geographic region at the southern end of the administrative region of Apulia in Southern Italy. It is a sub-pen ...

Salento
peninsula forms the 'tacco' ("heel") of Italy's boot. The highest peak in the region is (1,152 meters above sea level) within the Daunian Mountains, in the north along the
Apennines The Apennines or Apennine Mountains (; grc-gre, links=no, Ἀπέννινα ὄρη or Ἀπέννινον ὄρος; la, Appenninus or  – a singular with plural meaning;''Apenninus'' (Greek or ) has the form of an adjective, which woul ...

Apennines
. It is home to two national parks, the Alta Murgia National Park and
Gargano National Park The Gargano National Park (Italian: ''Parco nazionale del Gargano'') is a national park in the province of Foggia The Province of Foggia ( it, Provincia di Foggia ; Neapolitan language, Foggiano: ) is a Provinces of Italy, province in the Apulia ...
. Outside national parks in the North and West, most of Apulia and particularly Salento is geographically flat with only moderate hills. The climate is typically Mediterranean with hot, dry and sunny summers and mild, rainy winters. Snowfall, especially on the coast is rare but has occurred as recently as January 2019 (following on from snow in March 2018 and January 2017). Apulia is among the hottest and driest regions of Italy in summer with temperatures sometimes reaching up to and above 40 °C in
Lecce Lecce (, ; scn, label=Salentino Salentino is a dialect of the Sicilian language spoken in the Salento peninsula A peninsula ( la, paeninsula from ' "almost" and ' "island") is a landform surrounded by water on most of its border ...

Lecce
and
Foggia Foggia (, , ; nap, label=Neapolitan language, Foggiano, Fògge ) is a city and former ''comune'' of Apulia, in Southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. In 2013, its population was 153,143. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavol ...

Foggia
. The coastal areas, particularly on the Adriatic and in the southern Salento region are frequently exposed to winds of varying strengths and directions, strongly affecting local temperatures and conditions, sometimes within the same day. The Northerly Bora wind from the Adriatic can lower temperatures, humidity and moderate summer heat while the Southerly Sirocco wind from North Africa can raise temperatures, humidity and occasionally drop red dust from the Sahara. On some days in spring and autumn, it can be warm enough to swim in
Gallipoli The Gallipoli peninsula (; tr, Gelibolu Yarımadası; grc, Χερσόνησος της Καλλίπολης, ) is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles str ...
and
Porto Cesareo
Porto Cesareo
on the Ionian coast while at the same time, cool winds warrant jackets and sweaters in
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and
Otranto Otranto (, , ; scn, label=Salentino Salentino is a dialect of the Sicilian language spoken in the Salento peninsula A peninsula ( la, paeninsula from ' "almost" and ' "island") is a landform surrounded by water on most of its border wh ...

Otranto
on the Adriatic coast. The area that is in between Otranto and
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Santa Maria di Leuca
is part of the Regional Natural Coastal Park of "Costa Otranto -
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Santa Maria di Leuca
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Tricase Tricase is a town and ''comune'' in the province of Lecce, part of the Apulia region of south-east Italy. It is located in the Salento traditional region. In Tricase have Cardinale Giovanni Panico General Hospital. The area that is in between Otra ...

Tricase
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Apulia
Region in 2008. This territory has numerous natural and historical attractions such as Ciolo, which is a rocky cove.


History

250px, The medieval town of Ostuni Apulia is one of the richest archaeological regions in Italy. It was first colonized by
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. There were three main Iapygian tribes that inhabited Apulia during the first millennium BC – the
Daunians The Daunians ( el, Δαύνιοι, Daúnioi; la, Daunii) were an Iapygian tribe that inhabited northern Apulia it, Pugliese , population_note = , population_blank1_title = , population_blank1 = , demographics_type1 = ...
in the North, the
Peucetians The Peucetians ( grc, Πευκέτιοι, Peukétioi; la, Peucetii; later also grc, Ποίδικλοι, Poidikloi, links=no; la, Poediculi, links=no) were an Iapygian tribe which inhabited western and central Apulia it, Pugliese , popula ...
in the Centre, as well as the
Messapians The Messapians ( grc, Μεσσάπιοι, Messápioi; la, Messapii) were a Iapygians, Iapygian tribe who inhabited Salento in classical antiquity. Two other Iapygian tribes, the Peucetians and the Daunians, inhabited central and northern Apulia r ...
in the South. Some parts of the regions were conquered by the
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Muslim
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, and the
Emirate of Bari The Emirate of Bari was a short-lived Islamic state in Apulia ruled by non-Arabs, probably Berbers and Black Africans. Controlled from the South Italian city of Bari Bari ( , ; nap, label= Barese, Bare ; lat, Barium; grc, Βάριον, tra ...
was established for a brief period of time by
Muhammad Abul Abbas of Sicily Abu'l-Abbas Muhammad I ibn al-Aghlab (died 856) was the fifth emir of the Aghlabids, Aghlabid dynasty, who ruled over Ifriqiya, Islam in Malta, Malta, and most of Sicily from 841 until his death. He also led the Arab raid against Rome, raid of Rom ...
. A number of castles were built in the area by Holy Roman Emperor
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Frederick II
, including Castel del Monte, sometimes called the "Crown of Apulia". Apulia was an autonomous
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until 1130 when its duke became king of Sicily. After 1282, when the kingdom
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the island of
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Sicily
itself, Apulia remained part of the remnant
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Kingdom of Naples
(confusingly known also as the Kingdom of Sicily), and remained so until the unification of Italy in 1861. This kingdom was independent under the House of Anjou from 1282 to 1442, then was part of
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Aragon
until 1458, after which it was again independent under a cadet branch of the
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until 1501. As a result of the French–Spanish war of 1501–1504, Naples again came under the rule of Aragon and the Spanish Empire from 1504 to 1714. When
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of North Africa sacked
Vieste Vieste (; nap, label=Neapolitan language, Viestano, Vìst) is a town, ''comune'' and former Catholic Diocese, bishopric in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. A marine resort in Gargano, Vieste has received Blue Flag ...
in 1554, they took an estimated 7,000 slaves. The coast of Apulia was occupied at times by the Turks and at other times by the
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. In 1861 the region became part of the
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.


Economy

The region's contribution to Italy's
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was around 4.6% in 2000, while its population was 7% of the total. The per capita GDP is low compared to the national average and represents about 68.1% of the EU average. The share of gross value added by the agricultural and services sectors was above the national average in 2000. The region has industries specialising in particular areas, including food processing and vehicles in
Foggia Foggia (, , ; nap, label=Neapolitan language, Foggiano, Fògge ) is a city and former ''comune'' of Apulia, in Southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. In 2013, its population was 153,143. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavol ...

Foggia
; footwear and textiles in the
Barletta Barletta () is a city, '' comune'' of Apulia, in south eastern Italy. Barletta is the Comune, capoluogo, together with Andria and Trani, Apulia, Trani, of the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. It has a population of around 94,700 citizens. The ...

Barletta
area, and wood and furniture in the Murge area to the west. Between 2007 and 2013 the economy of Apulia expanded more than that of the rest of southern Italy. Such growth, over several decades, is a severe challenge to the hydrogeological system. Apulia's thriving economy is articulated into numerous sectors boasting several leading companies: Aerospace ( Sitael, Blackshape, Leonardo S.p.A.); Agriculture (Casillo Group, G.C. Partecipazioni), Automotive (Getrag, a subsidiary of Magna International); Food and Beverage (De Carlo, Divella, Quarta Caffé); Furniture (Natuzzi); ICT (:it:Exprivia, Exprivia); Mechanics (Isotta Fraschini Motori, MERMEC); Publishing (:it:Casa editrice Giuseppe Laterza & figli, Laterza, :it:Edizioni Dedalo, Edizioni Dedalo), Tourism (Nicolaus tour), Logistics (GTS Rail).


Unemployment

The unemployment rate stood at 18.8% in 2017 and was higher than the national average.


Olive cultivars

There are an estimated 50 to 60 million olive trees in Apulia, and the region accounts for 40% of Italy's olive oil production. There are four specific Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) covering the whole region. Olive varieties include: ''Baresane'', ''Biancolilla'', ''Brandofino'' (Castiglione), ''Buscionetto'' (Biancolilla), ''Carolea'', ''Cellina di Nardò'', ''Cerasuola'' (Ogliara), ''Cerignola'' (Bella di Cerignola), ''Cima di Bitonto'', ''Cima di Mola'', ''Coratina'', also grown in Corning, CA., a 2018 Gold Medal New York International Olive Oil Competition (NYIOOC) winner, ''Frantoio'', ''Garganica'', ''La Minuta'', ''Leccino'', ''Moresca'', ''Nocellara Etnea'', ''Nocellara Messinese'', ''Ogliarola'', ''Ogliarola Barese'', ''Ogliara Messinese'', ''Ottobratica'', ''Peranzana'' that is produced as "Certified Ultra-Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil", ''Rotondella'', ''Santagatese'', ''Saracena'', ''Tonda Iblea'', and ''Verdello'' (subspecies of San Benedetto).


''Xylella fastidiosa'' disease

Since the years 2008-2010, the olive oil industry in Apulia is under threat from the pathogen ''Xylella fastidiosa'', a disease which inhibits the uptake of water and nutrients by the trees. The epicenter of the epidemic in the region is its south-eastern part.


Transport

The region has a good network of roads, but the railway network is less comprehensive, particularly in the south. The region is crossed northwest to southeast by the Autostrada A14 (Italy), A14 highway (Bologna–Taranto), which connects the region capital,
Bari Bari ( , ; nap, label= Barese, Bare ; lat, Barium; grc, Βάριον, translit=Bárion) is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari The Metropolitan City of Bari ( it, Città Metropolitana di Bari) is a Metropolitan cities of Italy, ...

Bari
, to Taranto, the second most populous city in the region. The A14 also connects
Foggia Foggia (, , ; nap, label=Neapolitan language, Foggiano, Fògge ) is a city and former ''comune'' of Apulia, in Southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. In 2013, its population was 153,143. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavol ...

Foggia
and points further north along the Adriatic coast to Pescara, Ancona, Rimini and eventually, Bologna. The only other highway in the region is the Autostrada A16 (Italy), A16 (Napoli–Canosa), which crosses the Italian peninsula east–west and links the region with Napoli. There are two international airports, Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport, Karol Wojtyla Airport in Bari (IATA: BRI) and Brindisi Airport (IATA: BDS), which serves as the principal logistical hub for the United Nations Global Service Center headquartered in Brindisi. With the approval of a redevelopment project in 2018, the Grottaglie Airfield (IATA: TAR) will host a spaceport for the Italian Space Agency and Virgin Galactic.


Demographics

Emigration from the region's depressed areas to northern Italy and the rest of Europe was very intense in the years between 1956 and 1971. Subsequently, the trend declined, as economic conditions improved, to the point where there was net immigration in the years between 1982 and 1985. Since 1986 the stagnation in employment has led to a new inversion of the trend, caused by a decrease in immigration.


Government and politics

Since 1 June 2015, former judge and mayor of
Bari Bari ( , ; nap, label= Barese, Bare ; lat, Barium; grc, Βάριον, translit=Bárion) is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari The Metropolitan City of Bari ( it, Città Metropolitana di Bari) is a Metropolitan cities of Italy, ...

Bari
, Michele Emiliano of the Democratic Party (Italy), Democratic Party has served as President of the Apulian region.


Culture


Cuisine

Cuisine plays an important role throughout Apulia. The key locally produced ingredients used there include olive oil, artichokes, tomatoes, eggplants, aubergine, asparagus, and Edible mushroom, mushrooms. In summer it is very common to use also the Carosello (melon), carosello, a variety of muskmelon which is often consumed in an immature state. Several PDO and PGI products are made in Apulia; among can be found some types of cheese like the Canestrato Pugliese PDO and Burrata, Burrata di Andria PGI, of olive oil like the Collina di Brindisi PDO, Dauno PDO, Terra d'Otranto PDO, Terre Tarentine PDO and Terra di Bari PDO, some fruits and vegetables like the Arancia del Gargano PGI, Carciofo Brindisino PGI, Cipolla bianca di Margherita PGI, Clementine#Varieties, Clementine del Golfo di Taranto PGI, La Bella della Daunia PDO, Limone femminello del Gargano PGI, Patata novella di Galatina PGI and Uva di Puglia PGI. Moreover, also a type of bread, Pane di Altamura, Pane di Altamura PDO and a legume called Lenticchia di Altamura PGI are present in the List of Italian products with protected designation of origin, list.


''Sagre'' food festivals

Apulia’s ''Sagra (festival), sagre'' festivals show off regional specialities and local culture. While not unique to Apulia - ''sagre'' food festivals are one of Italy’s best kept food secrets - food is an integral part of the region’s identity and these are intensely social occasions where you can feast side by side with locals.


Language

As with the other regions of Italy, the national language (since 1861) is Italian. However, because of its long and varied history, other historical languages have been used in this region for centuries. In isolated pockets of the southern part of
Salento Salento (Salentino dialect, Salentino: ''Salentu'', Griko language, Salentino Griko: ''Σαλέντο'') is a cultural, historical and geographic region at the southern end of the administrative region of Apulia in Southern Italy. It is a sub-pen ...

Salento
, a dialect of Greek called Griko is still spoken by a few thousand people. In addition, rare dialects of the Franco-Provençal language called Faetar and the closely related Cellese are spoken by a dwindling number of individuals in the mountain villages of Faeto and Celle di San Vito, in the Province of Foggia. The Arbëreshë people, Arbëreshë dialect of the Albanian language has been spoken by a small community since refugees settled there in the 15thcentury.


LGBT culture

Apulia is known for its tolerance and openness. For many years it has been a major holiday destination for the Italian gay population. Long, hot summers, a diverse coastline of sandy beaches punctuated with rocky shelves and coves, surrounded by warm, azure seas and a vibrant nightlife means Apulia now draws an international gay crowd over the summer months. A gay scene has developed around the southern
Salento Salento (Salentino dialect, Salentino: ''Salentu'', Griko language, Salentino Griko: ''Σαλέντο'') is a cultural, historical and geographic region at the southern end of the administrative region of Apulia in Southern Italy. It is a sub-pen ...

Salento
town of
Gallipoli The Gallipoli peninsula (; tr, Gelibolu Yarımadası; grc, Χερσόνησος της Καλλίπολης, ) is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles str ...
and the nearby lidos at Baia Verde, with visitors also being drawn by the secluded naturist beaches around the region, most famously at :it:Riserva_naturale_statale_Torre_Guaceto, Torre Guaceto and at D’Ayala beach Campomarino. Both have dedicated gay sections. The region has three annual Pride parades, including Salento Pride.


See also

* Daunian Mountains *
Gargano Gargano () is a historical and geographical sub-region in the province of Foggia, Apulia, southeast Italy, consisting of a wide isolated mountain massif made of highland and several peaks and forming the backbone of the Gargano Promontory projec ...

Gargano
* Iapygians *
Messapians The Messapians ( grc, Μεσσάπιοι, Messápioi; la, Messapii) were a Iapygians, Iapygian tribe who inhabited Salento in classical antiquity. Two other Iapygian tribes, the Peucetians and the Daunians, inhabited central and northern Apulia r ...
* Sacra Corona Unita *
Salento Salento (Salentino dialect, Salentino: ''Salentu'', Griko language, Salentino Griko: ''Σαλέντο'') is a cultural, historical and geographic region at the southern end of the administrative region of Apulia in Southern Italy. It is a sub-pen ...

Salento
* Tavoliere delle Puglie * Terra d'Otranto * Trullo


Notes


References


Further reading

*Desmond Seward, ''An Armchair Traveller's History of Apulia'' (Haus Publishing, 2013) *Stefania Mola, ''Apulia: the Cathedrals'' (Adda, 2008) *Francesco Carofiglio, ''Apulia, a Tourist's Guide to the Culture of Apulia'' (1988) *Susanna Gelmetti, ''Italian Country Cooking: Recipes from Umbria & Apulia'' (1996), *''Apulia: A Film Tourism Guide'' (Laterza, 2009, 246 pp) *Tessa Garton, ''Early Romanesque Sculpture in Apulia'' (Courtauld Institute, 1984) * *


External links


Official website

Accademia Apulia
(in Italian)
Environmental League Puglia
(in Italian)
All About Puglia
(in Italian)
The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia
(in English) {{Authority control Apulia, NUTS 2 statistical regions of the European Union Regions of Italy Wine regions of Italy Coloniae (Roman)