Month: January 2020

Accessible travel in Puglia

Accessible travel in Italy, and particularly in the south, may not be easy. But with some pre-planning the accessibility challenges presented by Puglia’s medieval old towns with their cobblestone streets and passageways and narrow pavements can be managed. Using public transport Using public transport in Puglia, irrespective of mobility issues, can be cumbersome. Travelling between […]

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Italy’s Pride Wave – LGBTQ+ Pride in Italy 2020

Pride parades celebrating LGBTQ achievements and community take place throughout Italy from mid-May to the end of September. The collective Pride wave (“Onda Pride”) sweeps across Italy as Pride is celebrated in more than 30 towns and cities. This year Italy’s first confirmed event will be held here in Puglia, in Taranto on May 23rd. Rome […]

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Holiday like a local – 5 top tips

1. Buy something from the local panificio, caseificio or pastificio and say “buongiorno”. Here in Puglia people are friendly and polite. When someone of any age enters the local baker, cheeseshop, pasta shop – even the doctor’s waiting room – they will typically greet everyone, wishing them a good day. The shopkeeper and their patrons will […]

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Matera: No time to visit?

We speak to Antonio Nicoletti the Direttore Generale of Basilicata’s tourist board, the Agenzia di Promozione Territoriale Basilicata. Antonio explains why there’s no rest for Matera. After a full and splendid year as European Capital of Culture in 2019 Matera is preparing for another surge in tourism in 2020 after the release of “No Time […]

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Salento: Italy’s sun-kissed holiday hotspot for gay travellers

Italians have been coming to Puglia on their extended summer vacation for many years, drawn by the sun, sea and seriously good food. Salento forms Puglia’s southern tip, extending from Taranto on the west cost of the peninsula and Ostuni towards the east, all the way south to the stunning yet sleepy Santa Maria di […]

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Our top 5 Puglia travel hacks

#1 Bari -vs- Brindisi Airport Staying in Alberobello? You might think it best to fly to Bari. But the drive from Brindisi’s Salento airport is quicker. The usual journey time from Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla to Alberobello, a distance of 70km-80km depending on your route, will take just over an hour in normal traffic (1h5m). The […]

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