Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

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

Sneaky Peek into Puglia: May 2016

A Spring welcome from sunny Puglia. This month I thought I might introduce you all to the ‘masseria’. If you ever have the opportunity to visit Puglia and take a trip into the… Continue reading

Discover Puglian Wines: 4 Day mini breaks

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

What’s Happening in May 2016

Here’s a few dates for your social calendar! 8th May Ostuni Street Music Festival Location: Ostuni Piazza & Centro Storico Time: 15:30-22:00 Price: Free! For more information, check out their Facebook page. 8th-12th May… Continue reading

Poetic, Passionate Plates of Puglian Cuisine: Masseria Il Frantoio

They say it’s not all about the food and ‘they’ may be right but at Masseria Il Frantoio, located near Ostuni, you will find passion and poetic stories, as Armando Balestrazzi (the owner),… Continue reading