Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

Cooking with Mamma

Want to learn how to cook real authentic Puglian food? Who best to teach you than an Italian Mamma who has learnt the family secret recipes which have been handed down from Mamma… Continue reading

Olive Oil & Mozzarella Tasting

Puglia is one of the largest producers of olive oil in the world and the quality is second to none! At Sant’Oro they strive to be the best, and the awards and accolades… Continue reading

Moving to Italy as a Single Person

When Julia, from Italy Property Guides, asked me if I’d like to take part in her article regarding single people who are thinking of moving to Italy, I was keen to share my… Continue reading

Not your average ‘Wine Tour’

  What do you look for when visiting a foreign country? Do you want to get to know the local cultural? Sample the local food? Taste the local wine? And meet local people… Continue reading

Festive Fun in Puglia: 2017

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