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Puglia + Olive Oil = An Ancient Relationship!

Did You Know that More Olive Oil Comes from Puglia than from Any Other Region in Italy? Puglia’s relationship with olive trees dates back 2700 years. 50-60 million trees (no one knows for sure) – including ancient, gnarled trees, called … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! #4

10 Reasons Why You Will LOVE Coming to Italy with Victoria! If you need another reason, here’s #4!

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Polignano a Mare Redux: Volare! Let’s Fly Back!

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

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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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♦ Off the Beaten Track in Puglia ♦

You’ve probably never heard of the small town of Corigliano d’Otranto located near the town of Lecce in the Salento sub-region of Puglia. I know I never had and it’s another, among so many, appealing gems easily overlooked by travelers…

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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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Lessons in Aging Gracefully from an Olive Tree

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

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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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“Fall” for Italy with Me!

Ciao!!! Yes, I came back from Italy but I’m going back this fall…to Umbria and Puglia! …And I’m hoping you’re ready to say “Si!” and join me and my local partners/experts for your trip-of-a-lifetime! Our small groups (no more than … Continue reading

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