Chiacchiere – A Traditional Carnival Treat

Throughout the Carnival period, Italians gorge on fatty treats, which traditionally they abstain from during the Lent period starting Ash Wednesday. And one of the most popular Carnival treats are ‘Chiacchiere‘, which translates… Continue reading

Wild Winter Flowers of Puglia

Scattered throughout the Puglian countryside, you can see dashes of colour, as wild winter flowers blossom. Now, I’m no expert in this field but a good friend of mine, Maria Demkowicz, is a… Continue reading

Francavilla Fontana Carnival

Puglia Wines Deliver Quality and Extraordinary Value

The Italian wine region of Puglia is one that remains under the radar but represents extraordinary value as well as an opportunity for regional exploration beyond the usual suspects like Tuscany and Piedmont.… Continue reading

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

The Bearded Brides of Grottaglie!

Grottaglie, located in the Taranto Province of Puglia, is famous for its ‘artigianale’ pottery, in particular: ‘Pumi’, bearded brides and household crockery! It is steep in history and tradition which dates back to… Continue reading

Who should I kiss? – Italian Greetings

This is how you greet an Italian!

Puglian Pleasures – A Sinful Satisfaction!

Puglia has many pleasures to satisfy the senses but as with most places around the world, it also has a more sinister side too! So this blog may be a little controversial! The… 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