Tag Archive: Southern Italy

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

Mirage Restaurant on the Beach: Torre Santa Sabina

Located directly on the beach at Torre Santa Sabina, Mirage is a fabulous restaurant and bar, that not only offers spectacular views out to sea and the quaint tower of Santa Sabina but… Continue reading

Drink House & Ice Boy

Ice cold beer, perfect for taking down the beach in summer! Get it direct from Drink House, San Vito Dei Normanni!

Spa Experience: It’s Toxic you know!

Living in Puglia is like living in paradise; fabulous weather, food, and above all,  ‘meraviglioso vino!‘ So, where does one go for a holiday when you already live in paradise? Puglia of course!… Continue reading

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

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

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

Puglian Pleasures Turns 1!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started writing this blog about Puglian Pleasures. Where has the time gone! First and foremost, I want to say a BIG thank you… Continue reading