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Did you ever feel “called” to go to or to return somewhere? Like some invisible and irresistible force of gravity was pulling you there? An inexplicable attraction, perhaps? Or perhaps, the enticing photos and a travel blurb that just struck … Continue reading
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
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
Last spring during my third group trip to Puglia, I once again visited Azienda Agricola Taurino, a magnificent family-owned and operated olive tree farm in Squinzano. Squinzano is located in the south-eastern sub-region of Salento in Puglia and it’s where … Continue reading
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
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
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
Shaped by Sun, Sea & Wind! We’ve been taking quite a few walks and strolls visiting some of the towns and neighborhoods of Italy. Today, let’s slow our pace even more and partake in a pleasant stroll, Salento style… “There … Continue reading
You may have never heard of Martina Franca, another charming picturesque town in Puglia, Italy. That’s okay, I had never heard of it either until I went to Puglia last spring (2014). I loved my visit last spring and even … Continue reading
Since this week has been about food markets, certainly those local neighborhood markets you encounter in your meanderings certainly deserve a mention. And, for me, this is one of the beauties of so many neighborhoods in Italy; the fact that … Continue reading