1. Altamura is the city of bread and not tasting it would be a shame, but the focaccia is even better! I’ve tried the ones from Forno Santa Chiara, delicious as tradition dictates baked in wood oven. I’d also recommend Panificio di Gesù, if you prefer innovative and creative combinations.
2. In Altamura you can also visit the ancient mill “Molino Artigianale Dibenedetto” where they still use old miller to grind the wheat
3. Putignano is famous for its Carnival, the oldest in Europe. The entire town is involved in building the pasteboard-made (paper machè) allegorical carts which will display in the city streets followed but dances, folk music, and costume parades.
4. If you get to Polignano a mare by car remember that you have to park outside the city center and parking is also paid on Sunday differently from other Italian cities.
5. If you want to have a good meal and avoid tourist places in Alberobello I suggest “Ristorante la Nicchia” on the main road before entering the city. Set in a trullo it offers good local food for a reasonable price.
6. Staying overnight in a trullo is a great experience. There are different ranges of comfort and prices. I’d go for a B&B, people are kind and usually give you an amazing breakfast.