Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

Festive Fun in Puglia: 2018

Pugliese people are just starting to think about Christmas and although there aren’t any festive lights up yet, things are starting to gear up to that Holy day. In fact, only the other… Continue reading

Day of the Dead

We’ve all heard of Halloween and the scary stories surrounding this day which takes place on 31st October. Kids (and some adults!) dress-up in fancy dress costumes, go trick-or-treating, carve lanterns out of pumpkins… Continue reading

10 Things that indicate summer has arrived in Puglia!

The locals switch from big black puffer jackets to shorts and T-shirts over night.  2. You need to switch on the air-conditioning.  3. The first cicada starts to sing it’s summer mating song.… Continue reading

Puglian Pleasures Wine Experience: The start of the summer season with delightful guests from the UK

Summer has arrived in Puglia and as things start to hot up here, the tourists begin to arrive. They come here for a new Italian experience, to get away from the overcrowded tourist… Continue reading

Cultural Differences: Italian v English

Being a British expat living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy, I see many cultural differences between the two countries, so I thought I’d share some of my observations with you! When an Italian… Continue reading

Summer time in Puglia: Ferragosto

Mid August in Puglia, the population swells as hordes of Northern Italians descend south for their summer holidays. Add all the other holiday makers from other countries into the mix and the once… Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Puglia Italy

Six provinces make up the Puglia or Apulia region on the southeast coast of Italy. The Puglia (pronounced pool-ya) or Apulia region as it is known in English, is the most undiscovered and unknown… Continue reading

Blood, Love and Art: Alfredo Passante

To celebrate 30 years of AVIS in San Vito Dei Normanni, (not the hire car company, but an important blood donating organisation in Italy) a highly acclaimed and hugely talented artist, Alfredo Passante,… Continue reading

Olive Harvest & Wine: 4 Day Mini Break

Puglian Pleasures have teamed up Masseria Giulio and launched Hand Picked Puglia to offer a selection of mini breaks in Puglia. Come and discover this beautiful region of Southern Italy with us! All… Continue reading

Step back in time to relax and unwind: Masseria Cappella

Driving through the Valle D’Itria in Puglia, is always a pleasurable experience but this day was particularly beautiful. The bright blue sky was interspersed with fluffy white clouds, the rolling hills were scattered… Continue reading