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

Vinitaly 2016

Having friends in the wine business has many advantages, not least the opportunity to buy exceptional wine at cost, but it also opens up many other doors to exceptional experiences. Vinitaly was one… 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

Rosso Velluto: Vox Popvli Food and Wine Event

Vox Popvli may not sound like your typical Puglian restaurant but that’s because it isn’t. Owners Stefano Suma and Pia Urso (husband and wife) have travelled the world, experiencing an array of culinary… Continue reading

Gallipoli, Puglia’s Scenic Seaside Village

Originally posted on Timeless Italy Travels:
Way down south in the heel of the boot that is Puglia lies the old baroque-inspired seaside village of Gallipoli. Surrounded by the Ionian Sea on the…

Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter from Puglia!

The scarcella, also known in some areas as scarcedda, is a typical Puglian Easter cake. Another dialect term (from the Brindisi region) is pupu cullovu which means baby with egg, which I thought… Continue reading

Antichi Sapori: An antiquity of Salento delights

Even on a cold, wintery day in Puglia, with a sprinkling of snow on the ground, there was still a very warm welcome from Antichi Sapori. Where Giusy was keen to welcome us… Continue reading