Tag Archives: All-inclusive Tours to Puglia

♦ Only in Puglia… ♦

“There is no way to talk about this land without being aware one is in a legendary place.” – Roberto Cotraneo Despite her rich centuries old history and diverse cultural heritage (including being conquered and occupied or settled by Saracens, … Continue reading

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Galatina’s Holy Treasure: Basilica di Santa Caterina d’Alessandra

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

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Sculpture Salento Style – Sun, Sea & Wind

Today we will meet a master sculptor from the Salento sub-region of Puglia. Today we will meet Renzo Buttazzo…

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♦ Puglia PostZ Redux ♦

Back in 2013, when I was anticipating my first trip to and tour in Puglia, I did a lot of research and published a series of posts which I called Puglia PostZ. This series was intended as an introduction to … Continue reading

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Strolling into 2016: Ostuni, the “White City”

Even from a distance Ostuni captures our imagination as it catches the sun light… And upon entering the town center and meandering through its medieval alley ways and passages, not only are we charmed and delighted… …we definitely want to … Continue reading

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♦ ScrapbookZ from Puglia! Updated! ♦

When I look back at the photos (and there are literally thousands of them!) from the last and previous small groups trips I’ve taken to Puglia, I just can’t help but smile. My heart and mind is so full of … Continue reading

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Puglia: Leaving But Not Saying Good-Bye!

Puglia: How Many Perfect Moments Can You Hold in Your Heart? My time in Italy is always, always precious and Puglia has taken permanent residence in my heart of hearts. With its stunning vistas, eloquent architecture, heavenly (and healthy) cuisine, incredible … Continue reading

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La Dolce Vita–Salento Style–in Puglia!

Puglia! Although this was my third visit to Puglia, I continue to be delighted by its beauty and uniqueness.  The stunning architecture, the rich artistic history and culture, and the marvelous lifestyle.  Let’s take a glimpse at three of her … Continue reading

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Puglia: Seduced by Salento Lifestyle!

Puglia! There are places that captivate us, that enchant and delight us. Often we are taken by surprise and, for some unknown reason, we may even feel an unexpected affinity with them. All of the towns and villages I have … Continue reading

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Italy: My Moveable Feast, La Dolce Vita Redux in Puglia!

Puglia! We are ready to begin our amazing experience Salento-style! And what better way to begin than in la cucina together!          Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia Salento-style.       Aprons on! We’re ready to learn all about “cucina … Continue reading

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