Tag Archives: Salento

🍷MORE Italian Wine Trail Tales…with Tom!🍷

🍷 Tom’s blog is replete with tempting tales along the Italian Wine Trail! I have asked him to share about the Salento sub-region of Puglia, his new home in Italy, and a favorite region of mine…won’t you join us? Savoring … 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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♥ 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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♥ Here I Go Again! My Next Italian Journey ♥

♦ 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

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Puglia PostZ #1! Benvenuti!

Benvenuti! Welcome to Puglia! May 26 – June 4, 2017 September 22 – October 1, 2017 Next spring & fall we will once again be “Kicking Up Our HeelZ” in Puglia, the charming heel of Italy’s boot. This is the … Continue reading

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🍷Italian Wine Trails & Tales with Puglia Wine School🍷

🍷Puglia Wine School was created from Ylenia Sambati and Michele Pasero’s love and passion for their home. Since they happen to be my partners in Puglia and since we have successfully collaborated on unique tours for almost 3 years, I … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Salento – Love at First Sight in Puglia!

Today’s Guest Post is from my lovely friend and tour collaborator, Ylenia Sambati. Yle and I met via fellow Italophiles and the internet 3 years ago and the idea of offering small group tours to Italy was percolating for me. … 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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