Tag: travel

Puglia by cake | the Easter trinity

Puglia by cake | the Easter trinity Life in Puglia is seasonal. What we do, what we eat – and that includes cakes and pastries. We can tell where we are in the calendar year with a trip to the baker. Holy Week starts with messages on our phone from family and friends wishing us […]

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Legends of Puglia | Cristalda and Pizzomunno

Beauty and the Beast. Sleeping Beauty. Beauty and legend often coincide, the former inspiring the latter. Puglia is steeped in both. We are in Vieste, where beauty and nature come together. Here the soft white sand is kissed by crystal clear waters. Here the blue of the sea melts into the horizon and beyond, into big blue […]

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Gay Puglia | Bari 2021 Gay Guide

Year on year, Puglia’s reputation as a gay holiday hotspot grows. One of Europe’s top 5 gay destinations for LGBTQ travellers and a long-time favourite of the Italian gay population, Puglia regularly draws an international gay crowd. Our Best of Gay Puglia 2020 poll affirmed Gallipoli’s status as Puglia’s favourite gay destination. Perhaps not such a surprise […]

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Bari 2021 | Quick Guide

Ignore warnings that Bari Vecchia is a gritty “no-go” area. Extensive regeneration has transformed the area into a vibrant hub for bars and restaurants centred around the piazzas Mercantile and Ferrarese and a fine destination for visitors. All the while the everyday life of its longtime residents continues as it has been and still is. […]

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Puglia by cake | Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Father’s Day in Italy always falls on la festa di San Guiseppe – St. Joseph’s Day – 19 March. We celebrate with cakes of course. Zeppole di San Giuseppe. Made using a soft choux pastry, baked and then fried according to the original recipe although you can just bake them. Once cool they are filled with crema pasticciera (crème […]

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Torre dell’Orso | quick guide

Overlooked by the ruins of the Torre dell’Orso (the Bear Tower) this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia with its stunning natural rock formations. Beach clubs and lidos run along the length of the beach, frequented by young Italians With soft, white sand, crystal clear sea and its gently undulating dunes dappled […]

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The BIG 2021 Podcast Guide to Alberobello

Undisputed capital of the trulli in the gorgeous Valle d’Itria. Though it is the only town in Puglia where you’ll see a constant flow of tour buses. Dig a little deeper, away from the crowds of the rione Monti, and it is still possible to discover a little bit of authentic Alberobello. Don’t forget to […]

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Alberobello 2021 | guide and gallery

Think of Puglia and you will probably picture Alberobello’s trulli – as iconic as Polignano a Mare’s Lama Monachile – and just as likely to grace the cover of the latest edition of The Lonely Planet Guide to Puglia. Although trulli feature across the green and gorgeous Valle d’Itria, Alberobello is the undisputed capital. Drawing a […]

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Puglia’s best destinations you probably haven’t heard of | Grottaglie

Grottaglie is a must visit for design lovers who want to bring home some ceramics. The town has its own ceramic quarter where over 50 artisan potters have studios. Wonderful practical and decorative objects, from inexpensive espresso cups to fabulous lamps and pieces of art are widely available. Check out Enza Fasano Ceramiche for a taste of […]

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Gay Puglia | Pôr do Sol, Baia Verde, Gallipoli

Year on year, Puglia’s reputation as a gay holiday hotspot grows. Salento remains the focus for gay travellers. The beautiful and the “gifted” are found hanging out on the beaches around Gallipoli and nearby Baia Verde. Gallipoli has a well known reputation for being one of Italy’s top gay summer destinations, drawing a cosmopolitan and […]

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