Category Archive: Events

Festa della Donna! – For all the special ladies out there!

The smell of blossom fills the air, as men all over Italy show their love and respect for the special women in their life, by presenting them with the beautifully scented and vibrant… 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

Francavilla Fontana Carnival

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

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

Real Neat Blog Award!

Well, I’m ecstatic! It has been 2 months since launching Puglian Pleasures, and I have been nominated for the ‘Real Neat Blog Award ‘. A big thanks goes to Kiwi Girl Attempting Italian… Continue reading

Puglian Christmas Markets and Festivies 2014

Christmas Markets Martina Franca – The Village of Santa 6th December ’til 6th January 2015. All the lights, sounds and tastes of Christmas, wrapped in the beautiful Baroque City: Christmas market, ice rink,… Continue reading

Alberobello Light Festival

This is a must see this Christmas. Alberobello like you’ve never seen before. This beautiful City of Trulli has been chosen by UNESCO to be the first City in the World to be… Continue reading

Father Christmas travels on a Vespa! Really?!?

This is one event not to miss! Babbo Natale or Father Christmas as he’s known to me, travelling in style, on a Vespa, through the streets of San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia. How… Continue reading

ExFadda Extra Large Christmas, well, that is what the poster says!

Actually it is a small Christmas market, a few activities for the kids, a Tango and Pizzica exhibition (not at the same time of course!) and, a free photography course. Here is a… Continue reading