The Best Food In Puglia

food in Puglia traditional italian food

Fact: Food in Puglia is absolutely delicious. If you have been reading my blog for some time, you will know that while there are some ubiquitous dishes in Italian cuisine, food in Italy is actually very regional and in fact not only each region, but each city and even each village have their own special … Read more

13 Cool Things To Do In Bari, Italy

things to do in Bari

You won’t have any shortage of things to do in Bari, Italy. Lesser known compared to many other destinations in Southern Italy, the capital of Puglia well deserves to be explored. This colorful, lively city right on the shores of the Adriatic Sea is packed with beautiful churches, good museums, and it has one of … Read more

The Best Things To Do In Lecce, Italy

Things to do in Lecce Italy

There are more things to do in Lecce than you’d expect. This is easily one of the most beautiful cities of Southern Italy. The capital of the gorgeous Salento region (between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas) of Puglia is often referred to as the Florence of the South, packed as it is with beautiful historical … Read more

A Quick Guide To Valle D’Itria, Puglia

Martina Franca Puglia Valle d'Itria

At the heart of Puglia, in the heel of Italy, Valle d’Itria (Itria Valley, in English) is one of the most charming places to visit in Italy. You may not have heard of it before, but I bet that if I say this is where the trulli (the small white conical huts) are located, you … Read more

What To Know Before You Visit Puglia

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Are you looking to visit Puglia? I am truly happy for you! This is a region that I have visited several times, and that I truly love. Located in southern Italy, Puglia is a fantastic holiday destination, yet relatively unknown to international tourism (though we in Italy know it well, and appreciate it enormously) that … Read more

A Short Guide To Cisternino, Puglia

Cisternino Puglia

Cisternino is one of the most charming villages of the beautiful Valle d’Itria, in the region of Puglia. Significantly lesser known than other small towns nearby such as Alberobello (the Trulli town), Locorotondo and Martina Franca, Cisterino, Puglia will reward you with nice vistas of cobbled alleys; beautifully decorated doors and windows; a selection of … Read more

The Best Guide To Monopoli, Puglia

Monopoli Puglia

An easy 44 km (27.3 miles) and 40 minutes drive from Bari, the capital of Puglia, and with much more of a local feel compared to nearby Polignano a Mare, Monopoli is a great addition to a Puglia road trip. Inhabited since 500 BC, this small town’s name gives in to its Greek origins, though … Read more

A Short Guide To Martina Franca, Puglia

Martina Franca Puglia Valle d'Itria

One of the largest towns of the beautiful Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Puglia, is a real gem of a place and can’t be missing from your Puglia itinerary. Photo opportunities abound in this hilltop town, and a short visit will reveal a well kept historic center, with narrow winding alleys, whitewashed buildings, and baroque churches. … Read more