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Category Archives: Puglia
♥ Ciao, Amici!! Now that 2016 and the holidays are behind us, I hope that your 2017 is off to a fabulous start? Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction on Groundhog Day, spring will arrive and with it spring fever… and looking … Continue reading
Among the most important cities in Puglia’s Salento sub-region is Galatina. A lovely Baroque gem, it is located midway between Lecce and Gallipoli, in the heart of the Grecia Salentina. Until 1861 Galatina was called San Pietro in Galatina in … Continue reading
Looking back on 2016, WOW! What a mixed bag – on all levels! A roller coaster ride of blockbuster proportions on some fronts – personal and global… Changes, upsets, upheavals, progress, set backs, surprises…letting go and embracing and … reunions, … Continue reading
Today we will meet a master sculptor from the Salento sub-region of Puglia. Today we will meet Renzo Buttazzo…
♥ Reflections on My Italian Journey ♥ September 4 – October 27, 2016 “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of … Continue reading
We ♥ Puglia! “Nothing significant exists under Italy’s sun that is not touched by art. Its food is twice blessed because it is the product of two arts, the art of cooking and the art of eating.” -Marcella Hazan Another … Continue reading
♥ What is Salento Style? ♥ “I believe that no place could be found where life passes, in its essences, more delightfully than here.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne They say a picture is worth a thousand words so I think I’ll … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Salento Style! ♥ This will be my fifth time visiting Puglia and my fifth small group tour. I’m often asked if I get tired of returning to the same places? And my answer is always, always, … Continue reading
♦ I Have My “E-Ticket” ♦ “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer I remember when an “e-ticket” meant something besides “electronic ticket”! Way, way, way before electronic tickets or pretty … Continue reading