Tag Archive: Traditions

Summer time in Puglia: Ferragosto

Mid August in Puglia, the population swells as hordes of Northern Italians descend south for their summer holidays. Add all the other holiday makers from other countries into the mix and the once… 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

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

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

Olive Oil: It’s in their blood

The once quite Puglian countryside, is now alive with the satisfying sounds of olives dropping to the ground (albeit with a little help!) and the sound of tractors up and down the lanes,… Continue reading

Symbolic, Historic and Steeped in Tradition: The Holy Processions of Francavilla Fontana.

One of the most important dates in the Catholic calendar is almost upon us, and in Francavilla Fontana, the rites of the Holy Week are not only symbolic, historic and steeped in tradition,… Continue reading

Le Rezze of San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia.

The day had arrived, I finally found my dream home in Southern Italy! Full of excitement I decided to explore the town and the community that I had just bought into. Meandering through… Continue reading

What’s Happening in March in Puglia?

Here’s what is taking place during the second half of March. BOAT SHOW SNIM – SALONE NAUTICO DI PUGLIA 18th-22nd BRINDISI PROMENADE, Regina Margherita Over 150 exhibition stands, all about boating, boats, accessories.… Continue reading

Festa della Donna! – For all the special ladies out there!

The smell of blossom fills the air, as men all over Italy show their love and respect for the special women in their life, by presenting them with the beautifully scented and vibrant… Continue reading