Tag Archives: Lecce

♥ My Italian Journey: We ♥ Puglia! ♥

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

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♥ My Italian Journey: Head Over HeelZ in Puglia! ♥

♥ 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

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♥ My Italian Journey Heads to the Heel: Puglia! ♥

♥ 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

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Puglia PostZ #3: Let’s Visit Lecce, The “Florence of the South”

Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! This fall (2016) and in 2017 we will once again be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the third in a series of Puglia PostZ which I published … Continue reading

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Strolling through Lecce: Bursting with Baroque!

Lecce is often called the “Florence of the South” but it is so much more! It’s sophisticated, it’s cosmopolitan, it’s stylish, it’s cultured, it’s elegant, it’s welcoming, it’s gracious, it’s friendly, it’s captivating, it’s ageless and it is positively bursting … Continue reading

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Coffee Break (Italian Style), Anyone?

I love a good cup of coffee! I’ve been a coffee drinker one ever since I can remember. Yes that long! In fact, since grade school, breakfast was a cup of half coffee and half milk (and once in a … Continue reading

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Made in Puglia: “Quality in a Cup!”

At Quarta Caffè, commitment to “qualità in tazza”, remains the trademark of their success. Like so many family-owned companies, Quarta Caffè started from humble beginnings and hard work in Lecce, the heart of the Salento, in the 1950’s and here … Continue reading

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It’s Olive Harvest in Puglia! Shall We Dance?

Ever since I started traveling to the Salento sub-region of Puglia I fell in love with…well, its olive trees. It’s hard to explain until you’ve actually experienced driving through miles and miles of thousands upon thousands of olive trees… as … Continue reading

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Made in Puglia: A Legacy Carved in Stone

One of the many unique features/characteristics of Lecce is its dramatic architecture.  Every where you look–and you must look every where–your gaze will be met with rich Baroque ornamentation. Lecce is often referred to as the “Florence of the South” … Continue reading

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The Gelato Detective Gets the Scoop!

Postcards from La Dolce Vita Update!! Cercare, gustare, amare la dolce vita…con passione! La Dolce Vita Attempts to Lick Her Gelato Obsession… Your Intrepid Gelato Detective was hard at work this April and May in Italy! In an ongoing research … Continue reading

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