Apulia

Corno di Capra peppers

Corno di Capra, the Italian heirloom variety of pepper

When it comes to peppers, we all know the basics: bell peppers are sweet, habaneros are extremely hot, some are good fresh, some are better dried...
The lighthouse in Santa Maria di Leuca

Santa Maria di Leuca: an iconic lighthouse

Sitting where the Ionian meets the Adriatic, Santa Maria di Leuca, in the region of Apulia, is home to Ital's second most important lighthouse after...
Explore the Sea Grottos of Polignano a Mare

Explore the Sea Grottos of Polignano a Mare

Polignano a Mare, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is perched atop a slice of erosion scarred limestone above the Adriatic Sea in Puglia. At 25...
St. Pio Reliquary On the way to Rome for Jubilee

St. Pio Reliquary On the way to Rome for Jubilee

The remains of Saint Pio - known as Padre Pio of Pietrelcina - were taken from the church in San Giovanni Rotondo, Apulia, and started their journey...
A snowfall in Alberobello

Snowfall over the trulli of Alberobello

A video from the snowfall that occurred January 18 in Alberobello, in the Apulia region.
Orsara di Puglia, where people celebrates light rather than darkness

Orsara di Puglia, where people celebrates light rather than darkness

The "Fucacoste and cocce priatorje” literally means “Bonfire and heads of purgatory”: between November 1 and 2, Orsara di Puglia, a small town in...
25 Italian coastal towns to see once in a lifetime, according to Swide (Part I)

25 Italian coastal towns to see once in a lifetime, according to Swide (Part III)

The third part of the journey around the 25 Italian coastal towns to see once in a lifetime, according to Swide. 21. Sestri Levante, Liguria 22...
Some Special Time with Locals  in Italy

Some Special Time with Locals in Italy

When I spend time in Italy, one of my favorite things to do is people watch. I love to observe the locals in action. They are similar and yet...
Giampero Urso with one of his sculptures

Giampiero Urso: maestro dello scalpellino and the art of crafting the leccese stone

Renzo Piano called it the “stone with a light inside”. These poetic words used by the Italian architect to refer to the pietra leccese have become a...
"La Notte della Taranta" is one of Italy's biggest music festivals and it takes place every Summer  around the Salento area to promote the re-discovery and valorization of Apulia' folk music and its fusion with other types of music

Notte della Taranta: Dancing the night away with the Pizzica salentina

If a stunning coast line, crystal clear waters and amazing food aren’t reason enough to visit the beautiful region of Apulia – the heel of the Boot...

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