Media | The Puglia Guys write The Big Gay Puglia Guide
We are the most comprehensive English language online travel guide to Puglia. Intended for international visitors (although we know domestic travelers source information from it) our website is inclusive and designed to assist all visitors planning a vacation in Puglia. The exception is our gay Puglia guides section, intended to provide information of particular interest to LGBTQIA+ travelers.
As well as writing guides we review restaurants, accommodation and other tourist services. We pay for all meals, hospitality and accommodation so we can give unbiased reviews, and usually review anonymously.
Recent examples of coverage of The Big Gay Puglia Guide in the media.
L’Immediato, Quotidiano Nazionale | 27 December 2022
Read the full article in Italian here.
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno | 9 December 2022
Rete Gargano | 9 December 2022
BBC Media Centre | 1 December 2022
Read the full release here. Clive Myrie’s Italian Road Trip will air in Spring 2023 and will feature an episode with the Puglia Guys sharing their Puglia experience with Clive.
Amazing Puglia Magazine | July - September 2021
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno | Aprile 2022
La Repubblica - National Italian Newspaper | January 2021
La Repubblica report on our Best of Puglia 2020 survey. Puglia’s favourite bars, clubs, restaurants and beaches as voted for by the public.
Vacationer Magazine | March 2022
An article written for the international LGBTQIA+ travel magazine, one of 4 dedicated travel publications for the LGBTQIA+ community published by Gray Jones Media Ltd.
QueerVadis | Quiiky Magazine | December 2021
Part 1 of a two part interview for Quiiky Magazine, the Italian LGBTQ+ Travel & Lifestyle Portal from the Sonders and Beach Group.
wolfyy.com | North America’s top gay travel influencer
We create content for travel influencers and media. We created this guide to Puglia for New York based wolfyy.com.
The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia Podcast
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The Big Gay Puglia Guides
Below is a typical example of one of our guides - our curated guide to Puglia’s best restaurants and bars, with links to reviews and contact details.
Our Curated Bar and Restaurant Guide
Be in no doubt. These are the restaurants, bars and eateries that you will want to visit. From pizza to pasta, simple home cooking to innovative contemporary cuisine and from modest to fine dining. Our curated guide to typical regional and traditional dishes that best represent our region, and represent the best of our region.
Alberobello Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Bari Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
L’Osteria del Borgo Antico
Traditional cooking served up in Bari’s old town.
Piazza Mercantile, 15, 70122 Bari
+39 080 521 0124
Southern Italian and Japanese Fusion
Via Giuseppe Bozzi 73, 70121 Bari
+39 351 050 5697
Carovigno Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Miramare da Michele
Fish and Seafood Restaurant
A popular uncomplicated family favourite serving fish by the sea.
Via della Torre, 72012 Torre Santa Sabina
+39 338 243 0001
Cisternino Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Ceglie Messapica Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Fasano Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Pentole e Provette
Traditional ingredients with a contemporary twist. Tasting menu.
Via Musco 37 72015 Fasano
+39 348 655 4811
Gravina in Puglia Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Grottaglie Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Lecce Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Le Zie Trattoria Casereccia
Traditional home cooking.
Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura 19, 73100 Lecce
+39 083 224 5178
Monopoli Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Ostuni Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
A modern take on traditional dishes in minimal surroundings. Exceptional dining but poor covid hygiene marred our visit.
Contrada Lamacavallo snc, 72012 Ostuni
+39 338 18 99 199
Cocktail Bar | Restaurant
Enjoy an aperitivo and fine dining in style inside or out. This boutique hotel boasts Ostuni’s largest private garden.
Largo Michele Ayroldi Carissimo 14, 72017 Ostuni
+39 0831 369219
Peschici Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Polignano a Mare Restaurants, Bars and Eateries
Restaurant | Street Food
Epic raw, fried and cooked street food. The line extends around the block. Puglia’s definitive octopus sandwich.
Piazza Aldo Moro 6/8, 70044 Polignano
+39 080 424 7600