Tag Archive: Puglia

Majestic flight or annoying menace? – Migrating birds.

Swirling high in the sky, creating tornado funnel shapes, the migrating birds seem so majestic and intriguing, that I find myself gazing in wonder at their beautiful dance. But then ‘bang, bang, bang’,… Continue reading

Let it shine!

“Well, the weather outside is ‘delightful’ and inside it feels so ‘frightful’, as the sun is so warm and bright, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine! “…. OK, not quite… Continue reading

Italian Nativity unlike any other! – IL Presepe

Wondering through the towns and cities a few days before Christmas and you can not fail to notice the beautiful, and quite often, very impressive ‘Presepe’ or Nativity scenes. Each year seems to… Continue reading

Purcidduzzi – Traditional Festive Treats

Purcidduzzi is a very popular sweet treat and is enjoyed by many Italian families around Christmas, and well into the New Year. Traditionally, the last sweet treat is eaten on 17th January, in… 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

Pizzica

A long standing traditional folk dance in the Puglian region is the Pizzica. Its origins are believed to be derived from the Tarantella dance which was performed by people who had been bitten… Continue reading

Let’s Dance!

Dancing seems to be very popular here, everyone from knee high to a grass hopper to the oldest man/woman in the town loves to dance. I think the Italian people have such a… Continue reading

Wish Upon a Star – And another one, and another one!

It was a little past midnight, and during my final walk with the dogs before bedtime, I glanced up to the sky and was filled with a sense of wonder at the dark… 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