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Puglia's temples of worship

Puglia is a bridge between East and West, a crossroads of different people and ethnicities. Consequently, it's inherently devoted to the art of hospitality. Gather your thoughts in the silence of its majestic temples of worship and reunite with your religious community here in Puglia.

You'll find many Orthodox places of worship from the Salento to the Gargano. You can admire minutely decorated churches and participate in compelling religious celebrations. Head into the Jewish quarters, where the narrow streets still evoke stories of life in the ghettos.


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Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria

The Basilica of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria in Galatina is a striking jewel of Gothic architecture with valuable frescoes comparable to those of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi.

Basilica of Santa Croce

The most prominent example of Lecce's Baroque architecture, the basilica of Santa Croce is one of the city's most fascinating landmarks

Basilica of Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

A fascinating sanctuary on the southernmost tip of the Salento, the Basilica of Santa Maria di Finibus Terrae stands on the spectacular Capo di Leuca promontory.

Jewish cemetery 

A Jewish necropolis from the Early Middle Ages has been discovered at Colle degli Impisi in Oria, sparking the interest of scholars and Italy’s Jewish community.

Pontifical Basilica of San Nicola 

A stunning example of Puglia's Romanesque architecture, the Pontifical Basilica of San Nicola in Bari is one of southern Italy's major pilgrimage destinations and a symbol of the union between East and West.

Basilica of San Martino

The Basilica of San Martino is a magnificent example of Rococo in the town of Martina Franca, a masterpiece created by Puglia's most distinguished 18th-century artists.