Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

Puglian Pleasures by Night: What to do?

With a record breaking heat wave hitting Puglia and daily temperatures soaring towards 40°C, you’d think the nightlife here would be realtively quite, with people seeking refuge from the heat and staying at… Continue reading

Everything but the kitchen sink!

Summer is in full swing here to in Puglia and temperatures are rising towards 40°C, humidity is also on the rise and I’m melting! So, there is only one thing for it, the… Continue reading

Boccon di Vino: Wine, Food and Cultural Event, Carovigno 31st July – 2nd August 2015.

Food, wine, culture and music; this annual event has it all! Set in the hilltop town of Carovigno, in the main Piazza near Castle Dentice di Frasso and surrounding streets, is where you’ll… Continue reading

The Sound of Summer: Cicadas

Summer is officially here! And I’m not just talking about the fact that today is the Summer Solstice but rather that the Cicadas have finally woken up from their secret underground life, having… Continue reading

For the love of coffee!

We all know Italians love their coffee but I was surprised to find out that we (Brits) actually drink far more coffee than our Italian Friends. In fact, generally speaking, they only drink… Continue reading

Vino and Vespas!

Last weekend in Puglia it was ‘Cantine Aperte’ where many of the wineries (Cantine) opened their doors to the public, to showcase their wines. So we thought it would be fun to incorporate… Continue reading

Wine Tasting! Cantine Aperte 30-31 May 2015

Open Cellars is the most important wine tourism event in Italy. Since 1993, member wineries of Movimento Turismo del Vino open their doors to personally meet the public on the last weekend in… Continue reading

Italians fear of wind and why.

Did you know that the word for Malaria derives from the Medieval Italian term ‘mala aria’ literally meaning, bad air? Perhaps this is why the Italians dislike moving air so much. You will… Continue reading

What an honour and what a view! Brindisi War Memorial Tower

Coming in to land at Brindisi airport, I caught my first glimpse of the impressive War Memorial Tower. It stood tall and proud over the harbour, and I could see the Virgin Mary… Continue reading

Free Jazz Festival and much more! – Alberobello

Alberobello will be celebrating two fantastic events back-to-back over 4 days, starting 30th April. The first event is to celebrate the 2nd edition of UNESCO IN JAZZ FESTIVAL, an international festival devoted to… Continue reading