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Gay Puglia | Polignano a Mare

Puglia is considered to be one of Europe’s top 5 gay destinations for LGBTQ+ travellers. The salty hot summer and the salty hot Italian men glistening and dripping in speedos, our default beachwear, guaranteed to make you thirsty. A long-time favourite of Italy’s gay population, Puglia draws a sophisticated international gay crowd all summer long. And […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | May 15 Update

As of the week ending 14 May 35.4% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot.   Puglia will continue in the yellow zone, for a second week, although the region is low on vaccine which is expected to be the case until 19 May, although another 800,000 doses are […]

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Burrata, the cheese from Puglia that’s usurping mozerella from its throne | photo The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

The joy of burrata

The joy of burrata In April to mark the occasion of 20 years of the Observer Food Monthly food writer Nigel Slater recently selected his 5 star ingredients. Foods that had a “moment” in the last 20 years as he put it. I’m not sure I had even heard of burrata when we started OFM. […]

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How might Puglia’s summer 2021 look?

How might Puglia’s summer 2021 look? This week the Italian Prime Minister announced that Italy is ready “to welcome back the world.” From 15 May Italy will be open to tourists subject to Italy’s new green pass and the rules of the country travellers visit from. Italy’s state of emergency nevertheless continues until 31 July, […]

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The wolfyy ultimate Puglia gay travel guide

In a first for both, the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia have collaborated with top travel blogger wolfyy on the ultimate gay travel guide to Puglia: where to stay, gay beaches, nightlife, cruising and things to do. wolfyy, the travel blog written by native New Yorker Louis Lafata, provides authentic and trusted gay travel recommendations. His […]

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Gargano quick guide | why Gargano really is more

Gargano quick guide | why Gargano really is more When planning a visit to Puglia think of our region in three parts;  Gargano to the north, Salento to the south and sitting above it, the Valle d’Itria. Then there is Bari. An arrival point for onward travel or a base for Bari Vecchia and beyond. “Imperial […]

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Will Italy’s curfew continue into summer?

Italy’s roadmap to reopening underway but 10pm curfew remains in place From today Italy starts to ease its way out of lockdown with the relaxation of current covid restrictions. Orange is the new red in Puglia and yellow is back for most of the rest of the country. Prime Minister Draghi says the reopening is […]

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Italy’s roadmap to reopening confirmed

Italy’s roadmap to reopening confirmed The latest set of coronavirus regulations approved by the Italian government will see the relaxation of current covid restrictions from Monday 26th April. A press release issued last night by the Council of Ministers confirms an extension of Italy’s state of emergency until July 31st but includes a partial roadmap to reopening […]

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Will Puglia reopen for summer 2021?

Will Italy open for travel this summer? We are frequently asked whether tourism will restart in Italy this summer. From the many messages we receive it is clear that there is an appetite for international travel. Based on last year’s relaxation of travel restrictions it is anticipated that Italy will open to visitors for a […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | April 18 Update

As of the week ending 16 April 19.8% of Italy’s adult population (over 16) have received at least one vaccination shot.   One week ago this was 16.9% representing an increase over a one-week period of 2.9%.   In Puglia 1,060,475 vaccines have been delivered. 895,245 (84.4%) shots have been administered. Puglia remains in the red zone […]

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