Category Archive: Cities

Symbolic, Historic and Steeped in Tradition: The Holy Processions of Francavilla Fontana.

One of the most important dates in the Catholic calendar is almost upon us, and in Francavilla Fontana, the rites of the Holy Week are not only symbolic, historic and steeped in tradition,… Continue reading

Le Rezze of San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia.

The day had arrived, I finally found my dream home in Southern Italy! Full of excitement I decided to explore the town and the community that I had just bought into. Meandering through… Continue reading

Did Putignano Carnival Live Up To Expectations?

Well, I finally did it! After living in Puglia for just over 4 years, I finally managed to see the infamous Putignano Carnival! And I think I timed it perfectly! The weather was… Continue reading

Puglia – Best travel destination as voted for by National Geographic!

Although I’m a little biased, I have to agree with the latest accolades coming from National Geographic. They have put together a list of ‘must-see’ travel hot spots for this year, and Puglia… Continue reading

The Bearded Brides of Grottaglie!

Grottaglie, located in the Taranto Province of Puglia, is famous for its ‘artigianale’ pottery, in particular: ‘Pumi’, bearded brides and household crockery! It is steep in history and tradition which dates back to… Continue reading

It’s Carnival Time! – Putignano Spettacolo!

This year I have to do it! The Putignano Carnival that is! Previous years, the weather hasn’t been so kind, so this event has eluded me. The Putignano Carnival is a major event… Continue reading

Trulli Amazing!

The Trullo is a distictive, small, dry-stone building with a conical roof which is specific to the Itria Valley in the Italian region of Puglia. Trulli are found extensively in Alberobello and in… Continue reading

Matera – Land of Mystery

On the coldest day of the year so far this winter, my husband and I decided to venture to the mysterious and luring town of Matera, which is just across the boarder in… Continue reading