Category: Places

New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia part 2

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the second of a two part podcast we pick up with them in Santa Maria di Leuca as they head back up the Ionian coast. For part 1 click here. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia and […]

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Food recommendations for Puglia from the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the first of a two part podcast they take in Gargano, Imperial Puglia, Matera (in the neighbouring region of Basilicata), the Valle d’Itria and end up in Santa Maria di Leuca. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia […]

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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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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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Last night Dior held a stunning fashion show in Lecce’s Piazza del Duomo to launch their Collezione Cruise 2021. From the pizzica to the luminaria – Salento really did take centre stage at a stunning show. You can watch the video and enjoy the sights and sounds of Salento at its best on the Dior […]

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Pôr do Sol, LED Beach Gallipoli

Gallipoli has a well known reputation for being one of Italy’s top gay destinations, drawing a cosmopolitan and sophisticated international gay crowd. We recently spent a great couple of days there and found ourselves hanging out at Lido Pôr do Sol (Baia Verde 73014, Gallipoli).

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Summer 2020 photoshoot – preview

With summer well and truly here (at last – it took its time) we found ourself on the beach once more for our main Summer 2020 photoshoot. The beach was a location borne of necessity; at  a little over 30°C in the shade, we all needed to dip into the sea to cool off.

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Ostuni; business as usual (but under refurbishment)…

We are often asked whether towns and cities in Puglia will be open to sustain visitors outside the peak tourist season (usually from Easter through to October, reaching its peak in August with the ferragosto holiday on 15 August). Commercial activity in Lecce and Bari continues throughout the year. Most restaurants bars and shops are […]

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We Are In Puglia

Visiting Puglia is like walking through a painting rich in hues of vibrant blue and green. Our two coasts, punctuated with coves carved out of the rock by relentless crashing seas, boasting sharp and jagged seascapes softened by magnificent beaches of white and golden sand, add the texture. The endless olive groves stretching as far […]

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World’s End: Santa Maria de Finibus Terrae

Santa Maria di Leuca sits on the southernmost extreme of the heel of Italy’s boot. De Finibus Terrae  – land’s end, and to Romans the end of the world – offers a rare spectacle. Leuca is where you can watch the sun rise over the turquoise blue waters of the Adriatic sea and set behind the […]

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