Month: April 2020

It’s life, Jim, but not as we know it

With impossibly blue skies soaring above us it is hard not to think of the out-of-bounds sparkling azure seas surrounding us. In Puglia we have just over 800km (500 miles) of coast, 80% of it accessible to the public. If olive oil is the life blood of our region then tourism comprises the veins and […]

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Made in Puglia #1: Mine vaganti

Mine vaganti filmed in and around Lecce is a 2010 film by Turkish-Italian film director and screenwriter Ferzan Özpetek. The Cantone family own a pasta factory in Lecce. One of the two sons, Tommaso (played by Riccardo Scamarcio), returns from Rome and hopes to use a family dinner with his family and their business partners, the Brunetti family, […]

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Covid-19 lockdown in Puglia – week 4

We are coming to the end of our 4th week of stay at home sequestration in Puglia. The government has officially extended the covid-19 lockdown until 13 April, but it is likely that it will be extended again until 1 May – at the earliest. According to head of Italy’s Protezione Civile Angelo Borrelli (the government […]

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