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Stories and Tips Puglia

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Where the Angels Tread

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

Even if you are not at all interested in religious history or architecture, the trip to Monte Sant'Angelo from the sea level is worth every cent of the 1.30 euro bus fare five times over. If you attempt it by car, be very, very careful…Read More

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High Above the Emerald Sea: Mattinata, Gargano

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

For the rest of the our stay we camp near Mattinata, a town descending down a hillside above a coastal plain which stretches for 2 miles below and on which most of the holiday accommodation is located amongst the olive and lemon groves. Its white-washed…Read More

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Edge of Salento

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

Salento or, administratively speaking, Lecce province, is a popular destination for holidaying Italians, who still generally take their vacation in July and August and thus everything was functioning at half-steam in June. This is why we find ourselves on a shaking, trundling, hiccoughing old diesel…Read More

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Introduction to Puglia

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 08 Sep, 2009

Puglia or Apulia as the English would have it is more or less the heel of the Italian boot. With 800 km of coastline and quite a long land border with other southern regions it is one of the larger Italian regions and also a…Read More

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Martina Franca - Hot Baroque

Written by Esigodini on 18 Oct, 2004

Martina Franca is in the centre of trulli country, and about 10km from Cisternino (where our B+B accommodation was in a newly built trulli house). Trulli dot the landscape like termite mounds – small, conical, stony houses among the olive trees and stone walls. The…Read More

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Locorotondo - Sunday sausages

Written by Esigodini on 18 Oct, 2004

Locorotondo was our favourite of the hill towns that we visited. Small, friendly, and lively – certainly on the Sunday when we were there. As in Martina Franca, we parked in the blue-marked bays at the bottom of the hill and then strolled up towards the…Read More

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Ostuni - sightseeing and swimming

Written by Esigodini on 18 Oct, 2004

We visited Ostuni on a hot Friday morning. We parked in the newer part of town at the bottom of the hill and strolled up towards the whitewashed streets at the top. We passed a small park (where an umbrella salesman was doing surprisingly good…Read More

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Cisternino - above the olive trees

Written by Esigodini on 18 Oct, 2004

We based ourselves near Cisternino. We flew into Bari, hired a car, and made a leisurely 2-hour journey to Cisternino (about 100km). Asking directions in Cisternino resulted in us following a friendly Fiat to the door of our bed and breakfast outside town. We stayed at…Read More

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Four weddings and a honeymoon

Written by Esigodini on 08 Oct, 2004

Our stay in Puglia was enlivened by weddings - boisterous car honking through the streets of Ostuni, family bustle in Martina Franca, glamour in Trani, and a mere poster ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding" = "Il Mio Grosso Grasso Matrimonio Greco") at Monte Sant' Angelo.…Read More

Stile Mediterraneo

Written by travelItaly on 01 Dec, 2007

I just wanted to suggest an amazing cooking school in Puglia, Italy. Stile Mediterraneo. Cooking and wine School. www.stilemediterraneo.it They provide cooking courses and wine tours which include visits of food markets and artisans. It is run by a true LOCAL....so you will learn how…Read More

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