Rome, the capital of Italy, is located about 270 miles (435 kilometers) to the west of Grottaglie.
Don't limit yourself to Grottaglie; Puglia features an abundance man-made and natural attractions just waiting to be explored. Go and see the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto and Cathedral of San Cataldo in and around Taranto, a place that is 11 miles (18 kilometers), from Grottaglie. If you have the time to spend longer in Puglia, travel to Ostuni to visit the Ostuni Cathedral and Rosa Marina Beach. Ostuni is 15 miles (24 kilometers) away.
Brindisi, is another interesting spot to visit. It is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from Grottaglie and offers a great selection of attractions, for example Cathedral of Brindisi, Church of Santa Maria del Casale and Monument to Italian Sailors. Piazza della Vittoria, Roman Column and Museo Archeologico Provinciale Francesco Ribezzo are just a sample of the other attractions on offer here.
Religion is a illuminating aspect of every place's make-up, so why not set aside some time to visit Puglia's churches and other important religious sites. Step back in time while you are visiting the Puglia area. Visit one of the fortresses for which this place is renowned.
Take your own gear or rent it on the spot, and make the most of the region's water sports. Fishing is one great activity. Another good option is canoeing. Those who like to go beyond the usual sights will enjoy Grottaglie's guided nature walks, winery tours and cycling tours.
At the end of your stay in Grottaglie, spend the last of your euros on last minute keepsakes for the folks at home and bid a fond Ciao (farewell).