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50th G7 Summit in Puglia, 13-15 June 2024

The 50th G7 Summit will be held in Borgo Egnazia, Fasano, located in the Apulian region of Italy, from June 13 to 15 2024. The summit will bring together leaders from the G7 member states, which include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union will also participate, represented by the President of the European Council and the President of the European Commission​.

In addition to the G7 members, representatives from various countries and international organizations have been invited to participate. These include Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, India, Jordan, Kenya, Mauritania (representing the African Union), Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, and the Vatican City​​.

Puglia is a region in southeastern Italy, forming the "heel" of Italy's boot. It is known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, vibrant culture, and excellent cuisine.

The choice of Puglia as the venue highlights its historical role as a bridge between East and West, symbolizing the summit's global connectivity and cooperation ​​theme.

Here are some highlights and key aspects of Puglia:

Geography and Climate

  • Location: Puglia stretches along the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Ionian Sea to the southeast, offering a long coastline with beautiful beaches and clear waters.

  • Climate: Puglia has a Mediterranean climate, characterized by warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Major Cities and Towns

  • Bari: The capital city of Puglia, Bari is a bustling port city with a charming old town, Bari Vecchia, featuring narrow streets, historical churches, and the Basilica of Saint Nicholas.

  • Lecce: Known as the "Florence of the South," Lecce is famous for its Baroque architecture, with stunning buildings like the Basilica di Santa Croce and the Piazza del Duomo.

  • Brindisi: A coastal city with a significant port, Brindisi has a rich history and serves as a gateway to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean.

  • Taranto: An important naval base and commercial port, Taranto is known for its ancient history and archaeological sites.

Cultural and Historical Sites

  • Trulli of Alberobello: These unique conical-roofed houses are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Puglia's most iconic attractions.

  • Castel del Monte: An impressive 13th-century fortress built by Emperor Frederick II, also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Gargano National Park: A protected area offering stunning natural landscapes, including forests, coastal cliffs, and the famous Monte Sant'Angelo Sanctuary.

  • Salento Peninsula: The southernmost part of Puglia, known for its beautiful beaches, charming towns, and vibrant cultural traditions.


  • Olive Oil: Puglia is one of Italy's largest producers of olive oil, with vast olive groves across the region.

  • Wine: The region is also known for its excellent wines, including Primitivo, Negroamaro, and Salice Salentino.

  • Traditional Dishes: Puglia's cuisine features fresh, local ingredients. Notable dishes include orecchiette pasta, burrata cheese, and seafood specialties like octopus and mussels.

  • Pane di Altamura: A famous bread from the town of Altamura, known for its unique taste and long shelf life.

Festivals and Events

  • La Notte della Taranta: A popular music festival celebrating the traditional folk dance called pizzica, held annually in Melpignano.

  • Festa di San Nicola: Held in Bari, this festival celebrates Saint Nicholas with religious processions, music, and fireworks.

  • Carnevale di Putignano: One of the oldest and longest carnivals in Europe, featuring parades, masks, and floats.

Activities and Experiences

  • Beaches: Puglia offers some of Italy's best beaches, including those in Polignano a Mare, Gallipoli, and Porto Cesareo.

  • Cycling and Hiking: The region's varied landscapes make it ideal for outdoor activities, with numerous trails through olive groves, vineyards, and along the coast.

  • Cultural Tours: Visitors can explore historical towns, visit local markets, and experience traditional crafts and music.

Puglia is a region that offers a perfect blend of history, culture, natural beauty, and culinary delights, making it a must-visit destination for travelers to Italy.

If you want to discover this beautiful Italian region contact us or check out our dedicated tours.

For more detailed information about the Summit and related events, you can visit the official G7 Italy website​ (G7 Italy)​​ ​.

Street view of Alberobello
Trulli in Alberobello


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