11 11, 2018

A paradise sandy beach in Salento, Puglia: Baia dei Turchi

2018-11-11T15:36:02+00:00November 11, 2018|Puglia, Salento, What to do, What to see|0 Comments

Anyone who comes to Salento, both for a short period as well as for a long holiday during the hot summer, should absolutely visit Otranto, one of the most beautiful beach town in Italy. To arrive to the white and ancient town of Otranto, exposed on the Adriatic shoreline of the Salento, is very easy: it’s enough to take the 16th state highway which from Lecce arrives to Maglie and goes right towards the Adriatic [...]

23 04, 2017

The spring beauty of the countryside in Puglia

2017-04-23T13:37:00+00:00April 23, 2017|Puglia, What to do, What to see|0 Comments

I love walking in the open air through the countryside, and here in Salento there are fantastic views to be seen in spring time. So much so that even if finding the time to write is getting harder because of the summer season approaching (which means more work), I still wanted to write this post and let you see images of the countryside. Here is what I saw in the Itria Valley between the towns [...]

31 10, 2016

What to see along Puglia’s coast of Salento

2016-10-31T05:21:24+00:00October 31, 2016|Puglia, Travel tips, What to do, What to see|0 Comments

In October I enjoy my Salento sea completely. It's a period in which we work less here at the beaches, schools have started again, working life also after the summer holidays. But for those of us who live in Salento, some weekends can be really incredible! Yes, because even if October is a month that belongs to Autumn in some places in the world it seems more like a temperate summer. So, a friend of [...]

20 06, 2016

Top 3 things you absolutely must see in Otranto

2016-06-20T07:28:09+00:00June 20, 2016|Art & Culture, Puglia, What to do, What to see|2 Comments

Besides its beautiful beaches, Otranto has many other things to offer you: it is definitely one of the most beautiful sea towns of Salento and of Puglia in general. There are many of them, such as Gallipoli, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castro and Porto Cesareo, but Otranto has a different kind of charm. It is a very ancient town, which preserves monuments, roads, rocks and a borderline vibe. I will now tell you the three [...]

15 02, 2016

The Roman amphitheater in Lecce

2016-02-15T07:51:41+00:00February 15, 2016|Art & Culture, Puglia, What to do, What to see|0 Comments

Lecce's historical character is expressed by its historical center, rich in cultural and architectural marvels of the past. However, if I had to identify the symbol of Lecce's ancient origins, I believe it would be exactly its Roman Amphitheatre in Piazza Sant'Oronzo, the core of the city. Just think that, until the last century, no one knew of its existence. In fact, the amphitheater was discovered during the construction of the building of the Banca [...]

30 09, 2015

Top 3 half day negroamaro wine tours in Puglia

2015-09-30T09:53:57+00:00September 30, 2015|Food & Wine, Puglia, Travel tips, What to do|2 Comments

Only one of the many things to do in Puglia? Visiting a winery is a suggestion I strongly recommend if you are passionate about food and wine. Puglia is a land which is rich in wines, especially red and rosé wines. It is, in fact, the homeland, of two grape varieties, which are very important in southern Italy - Negroamaro and Primitivo. In this post I recommend 3 half-day mini-tours to discover an area famous [...]

17 03, 2015

Ancient Rome for kids: an insider’s guide

2015-03-17T09:58:42+00:00March 17, 2015|Rome, Travel tips, What to do|0 Comments

I asked J.M. Pasquesi to tell us some tips and information about Ancient Rome for kids. The idea came to my mind when my brother's family went to visit Rome for the first time with the new entry Antonio: visiting the Colosseum with him was completely different! So, what to do in Rome with kids? Here's a quick guide to read. You do have to read also Rome for kids: an insider's guide by J.M. [...]

9 02, 2015

3 Must-See beaches in Puglia, Salento

2015-02-09T13:43:20+00:00February 9, 2015|Puglia, What to do, What to see|24 Comments

Every Italian knows that Italy's most beautiful beaches are found in Puglia. But do you? Do you know which are the most beautiful beaches in Puglia and in all the south of Italy? In this post I have already listed the prettiest beaches in Gallipoli, the capital of the Italian summer beach scene. Here I'm going to tell you about three beaches that you simply can't miss if you're on holiday in Puglia: the beach [...]

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