The region of Puglia can be neatly split into three zones; the flat north plain and Gargano, the heel known as Salento, and the iconic central zones of Bari and Brindisi.

beans and chicories salad 'Incrappiata'

Published in Puglia Recipes

'Incrappiata' is an Apulian word which means mix, but also chaos, confusion and it is one of the most famous dishes of Apulia Cook

Last modified on 11 August 2011

First Olympic champion

Published in Puglia Itineraries

Panathenian amphoras Greek Olympic prizesIn antiquity the Olympic Games were a manifestation of an ideal, both moral and aesthetic. This included loyal competition, courage, team spirit and commitment to achieving a result.

Last modified on 19 June 2011

Traditional Dishes of the heel of Italy

Published in Puglia Food

The cuisine of the territory of Leuca is made up of simple and genuine dishes reflecting the folk traditions of the very tip of the heel of Italy in Puglia.

The Unione dei Comuni 'Terra di Leuca' has highlighted the best from seven towns in the zone demonstrating the subtle combination of wonderfully delicate and intensive flavours in the local cuisine.

Last modified on 07 June 2011

Province of Taranto

Published in Puglia Itineraries

Do you know your way around the province of Taranto? Perhaps not. The province borders Basilicata in the west and curves eastwards before eventually reaching the province of Lecce, the heel of Italy. Its northern borders are split 40/60 between Bari and Brindisi.

Last modified on 08 April 2011

Guide to Fasano

Published in Puglia Itineraries

The tourist office of the city of Fasano has produced a fold up guide entitled 'across olive groves, from the hills to the sea'. The guide is are split into eight distinct sections which allow the independent visitor to plan a full week away from the office to really get into the local culture and life.

Last modified on 02 February 2011

Ceglie Messapica

Published in Puglia Itineraries

Ceglie Messapica is a wonderful name for an extremely fascinating town in the western extremes of the province of Brindisi.

Last modified on 02 February 2011

Food tour of the Gargano

Published in Puglia Itineraries

Caciocavallo cheese from the GarganoOur recommended tour of the Gargano is a circular route starting and ending in San Severo. We suggest San Severo as it was here the medieval pilgrim routes left the very flat Tavoliere Plain and started the climb to the many centers of religious importance in the zone.

Last modified on 02 February 2011

Faith itinerary in Galatina

Published in Puglia Itineraries

Walking the streets of many Italian towns and cities you tend to see on the corners of buildings or in small alcoves a variety of religious scenes.

Last modified on 02 February 2011

Canestrato Pugliese cheese

Published in Puglia Food

Canestrato Pugliese is one of the finest cheeses produced in the Puglia region, and so good the European Union has thrown a protection order on it and labelled it 'denominazione d'origine protetta'.

Last modified on 02 February 2011

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