Month: December 2020

Italy post Brexit | How will travel to Puglia change for the British?

From 11pm UK time on 31 December, travel to Italy and other EU countries will be different for UK citizens. We consider how passports, healthcare, driving and that ever important duty-free will be affected. Happy New Year Britain. Welcome to the new normal. Covid (what else) In response to the new coronavirus variant, some EU […]

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New Podcast Episode | From Puglia with Festive Love, and Pizza

David and Scott stop off in Lecce for a spot of Christmas atmosphere and pizza (Lecce officially has the best pizza in Puglia), albeit because of Covid19 it had to be delivered. The delicious pizza inspires talk about traditional Christmas dinner here in Puglia and in the UK. For David means 13 starters, 2 first […]

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Puglia Know How | seasonal Sasanelli

Food is an integral part of Puglia’s identity. No matter where you are in in our region, good food is easy to find. #WeAreInPuglia #OurPugliaOurHome Come and join us. The best of Puglia on a plate Puglia has become famous internationally for its stunning beaches, rolling olive groves, medieval white towns and wonderful food. Our […]

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Bari and Lecce as seen by City Breaks Podcast

In Episode 9 of their City Break Ideas podcast, language teacher Marilyn Jones (with a wonderful voice) provides some inspiration for visiting Dubai, Kiev, Siena, Bari and Lecce. Given the Covid19 travel restrictions around the world in this episode she reviews “three great travel websites” for her own inspiration – including the Big Gay Podcast […]

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Christmas in Puglia | La Festa dell’Immacolata

Today is an Italian public holiday in celebration of the “Immacolata” – the Immaculate Conception. If you are scratching your head over the maths, fear not. Confusingly this isn’t the conception of the baby Jesus – that’s the feast of the Annunciation celebrated on March 25th. Rather its the conception of Mary, born without original […]

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Covid-19 | Christmas in Puglia?

On the day Italy registered its highest daily death toll – 993 – of the pandemic, the government have imposed some of the strictest controls on travelling over the festive period. Here are the new rules that will apply over the holidays. Christmas in Puglia? Just in case anyone has the opportunity and is thinking […]

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Puglia 2021 | planning your holiday

We’ve shared our thoughts on driving in Puglia, about Italy’s currency and changing money before you get here, and the documentation foreign nationals require for entry to Italy. Here we give some thought about where best to put yourself in our region when you get here. Puglia – a three part drama When planning a […]

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