Category: Culture

Puglia or Apulia?

Puglia is how Italians refer to the region, derived from the historic Latin name Apulia. Traditionally English speakers have referred to the historic Apulia. But in line with modern naming convention the traditional name is fading away from usage in favour of Puglia.

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Bloody history

“In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love. They had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.” – Harry Lime, The Third Man, 1949

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