Tag Archive: Italy

Awaking the Puglian Olive Trees

Spring is just around the corner and the Puglian countryside is a hive of activity at the moment. The sound of chainsaws fill in air as the ‘contradini‘, farmers are busy pruning the… 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

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

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

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

Puglian Pasta – Orecchiette

Every region in Italy has its own pasta shape and Orecchiette, is synonymous with Puglia. The word actually means small ears! Why? Because if you look close enough, its form resembles small ears!… Continue reading