Tag Archive: art

Feeling Festive in Puglia

It’s two weeks before Christmas day and Puglia is starting to ramp up the festive vibe; with twinkling lights adorned outside the town houses and a large modern Christmas tree in every Piazza.… Continue reading

Blood, Love and Art: Alfredo Passante

To celebrate 30 years of AVIS in San Vito Dei Normanni, (not the hire car company, but an important blood donating organisation in Italy) a highly acclaimed and hugely talented artist, Alfredo Passante,… Continue reading

Evò Bar: Ostuni

The stunning white city of Ostuni has so many beautiful bars and restaurants that sometimes it’s difficult to decide where to go. But one winters evening, I stumbled upon Evò bar, which is… 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

Judging an Advanced Culinary Art Course: Oh, what fun!

It was a great honour to be invited to judge an advanced culinary art competition at the 4 Star Ostuni Palace Hotel, in Ostuni the other night. And it was a lot of… Continue reading

Festival of San Martino: Chestnuts and Wine

Festivities for San Martino arrived earlier than normal this year in Carovigno, when Articolo 1 pub decided to get the party started on 6th November. The evening kicked off with Folk music and… Continue reading

Rezzica di San Vito Dei Normanni

The Dardagna Theatrical Warehouse invites you to discover the ancient traditions of the historial centre of San Vito dei Normanni. The Rezzica annual event is symbolic to San Vito Dei Normanni, with its… Continue reading

Divingusto: Wine, Food and Wellness Festival

June 26th – 28th 2015, Masseria Mangiato – Martina Franca (Taranto – Italy) There’s a region in Italy where local wine and food has stood the test of time, and tradition and culture… 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

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