Travel and Culture in Apulia
Mesagne is a town with a population of approximately 30,000 people, in the region of Puglia, South of Italy’s boot and thus is often referred to as the ‘Heel of Italy’. The town is on the ancient Via Appia road (dating back to the Roman period), where the Romans used to come over from Rome to one of the most important ports in the Mediterranean - Brindisi in order to travel to the Greek Islands. Today, in front of the port, one of the two large marble columns that marks the end of this road is still standing.
Nowadays, Brindisi is still a remarkable tourist port where one can travel to Greece, Turkey and Albania. Mesagne is only about 10 minutes drive from Brindisi thanks to the local modern roads. Mesagne is 68km from Alberobello, 29 from Ostuni, 96 from Otranto, 120 from Santa Maria di leuca and 67 from Gallipoli. These are just some of the most beautiful and easily accessible destinations of interest. In addition, you can visit the wonderful WWK nature reserve by the sea in Torre Guaceto and it’s only 15 minutes from Mesagne. Moreover, to get to the closest beaches it takes just 15 minutes to reach the Adriatic sea and 40 minutes to the Ionian coast.
Puglia is easily accessible from the UK and the rest of Europe via its two International airports, Bari and Brindisi. These routes are serviced by British Airways, Ryanair and Alitalia and other low-cost airlines. From both airports there are daily connections to Milan and Rome. Flights from London Stansted take just 2½ hours. The railway station in Mesagne provides daily connections to Brindisi taking just 12 minutes. The station in Brindisi is regularly serviced by National and International routes.
Puglia’s climate consists of long warm Summers - May to October, it’s still possible to swim even at this time! While the Winters are mild – January to February, with occasional showers have an average temperature of 13° C-