Month: February 2021

Grecale | I muri di casa

Puglia has a rich and ancient musical heritage. The musical legacy of the Salento and its Greek origins are particularly strong (in the Grecia Salentina southern part of Salento ancient Greek is still spoken). This is the pizzica, named after the pizzicata – meaning the woman bitten by the spider. The obsessive rhythm of the taranta […]

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Puglia’s LGBTQ+ Prides

Salento Pride From Salento Pride 2019. The 2020 event, which was to be held in Brindisi marking a move from Gallipoli where it had taken place since its inception 5 years ago, had to be postponed.   Bari Pride Some of RicchiToni, Puglia’s first LGBTQ+ choir, at Bari Pride 2019. Taranto Pride Sadly, we lost […]

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LGBTQ+ History Month | Puglia’s gay island community created by Fascists

In Italia Sono Tutti Maschi | In Italy they are all men In 1938 under Mussolini’s Fascist Italy, a group of gay men were labelled “degenerate”, expelled from their homes and interned on Puglia’s beautiful Tremiti Islands. They were held under a prison regime enduring harsh conditions on San Domino. Some died. Gay men were […]

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Ask Big | some general advice for our vacation in Puglia

We are often asked for travel advice and information by visitors and those planning trips to our region. If you have something to ask to help with planning your holiday to Puglia email us. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram. This one comes from Vince, living in West Hollywood, LA. The question: Dear Friend, […]

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