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New Podcast Episode | Halloween Tales

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6NX0DbKTwaJCYQqz2H8aJT?si=pwGZUYRgRQ6f2vWBBsVQkg Recorded late at night at the end of summer when staying at Lune Saracene B&B at Spiaggia d’Ayala, Campomarino. Scott and David were inspired to share some true tales of terror, including a story of demonic possession at Ostuni’s Parco della Rimembranza remembered by David when he was just 8 years old… Follow us […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | 25 October Bulletin

As the coronavirus situation continues to worsen the Italian government issues its third emergency decree in two weeks. Cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which will come into force on Monday, while restaurants and bars will have to stop serving at 6pm. Restricted opening for restaurants Bars, restaurants […]

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Alberobello | Where to eat | QuantoBasta Pizza & Dessert

Awesome pizza (and Pugliese pucce) We visit Alberobello between 9 – 12 times over the summer months. One of the challenges is escaping the crowds in the UNESCO trulli zone meandering up the Monti and Aia Piccola districts. Restaurants are packed, and often cater to international tastes with hot dog and hamburger on the menu. […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | Italy and Vatican City added to UK quarantine list

Bulletin contains | update to information on travel to Italy from the UK | Travellers returning to the UK from Italy, Vatican City and San Marino as of 04:00 BST on Sunday 18 October must self-isolate for two weeks. Italy had its highest daily count of Covid cases on Thursday, with 8,804 new cases. A popular […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | 12 October Bulletin

Bulletin contains | update to information on entry to Italy, current as at 12 October 2020 | negative COVID test required for arrivals from the UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic. For arrivals from the UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic : a negative COVID test is required when […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | 3 October Bulletin

Bulletin contains | news about mandatory mask wearing outdoors from 3 October. Mask wearing is now mandatory in all outdoor spaces and in premises open to the public where it is not possible to continuously guarantee the maintenance of a safety distance of at least one metre. Which mask Disposable or washable masks, even self-produced, […]

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Salento Pride on Wikipedia

How nice to see that Salento Pride now has an entry on Wikipedia. Also good to read on the main Wikipedia page for Puglia that: “Apulia is known for its tolerance and openness. For many years it has been a major holiday destination for the Italian gay population [and] now draws an international gay crowd over […]

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Covid-19 in Puglia | 14 September Bulletin

Bulletin contains | links to the official information in English on quarantine requirements for visitors travelling to Italy | an update on local ordinances applying to Polignano a Mare as the municipality introduce mandatory mask wearing and a night curfew.   Arriving from the UK Visitors to Italy and the Vatican City from the UK who […]

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Ask BGP | is October too late to visit 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 Uccle, located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. The question: […]

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New Podcast Episode | Summer 2020’s final fling

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4g3EfXK8BBUJG4Uq9iks4z?si=vTFF0JYZQRSZF8AMVh9Tkg As summer 2020 draws to an end, we enjoy a final fling at Pôr do Sol with DavidItalia92 where we meet with Sergio from Italy Gay Travels a gay travel company offering bespoke holidays in Puglia and elsewhere in Italy. Then David and Scott head off to Porto Selvaggio to look back on summer […]

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