Italy’s Vito Dell’Aquila beat 19-year-old Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi of Tunisia 16-12 to win the Olympic gold medal in the men’s 58kg taekwondo final at Tokyo 2020. The 20-year-old European Champion, who was making his Games’ debut, launched his attack on Jendoubi from the start of the closely fought contest at the Makuhari Messe Hall A in Tokyo. They...

Puglia travel is perpetually on the rise, and it's not surprising – the southern Italian region situated in the “heel” of Italy has become an international tourism star due to the warm hospitality, good (and healthy) cuisine but also to the cinema that has brought her charm to the general public Action.  Puglia's Hollywood-like phenomenon is rooted...

What's not to love about Apulian cuisine? Or Puglia in general? From its coastline to its wine – both the classic grapes and rediscovered varieties – to its people to its food to everything in between, the land comprising the “heel” of Italy boasts an indescribable allure.  It's not just Italians who are drawn to it – over the past decade or so, Pu...

Have you seen photos of trulli, the conical roofed homes of Alberobello, Puglia? I knew nothing about them until a few years ago when I saw a photo of them online. After I read a story about the trulli, I knew I had to see them in person. I once looked into staying in one but didn’t because Alberobello was not close to where I had to be. Still, I i...

Unique in the world because of its natural beauty, the Belpaese has been inhabited since time immemorial, and has seen the birth on its territory varied many towns, villages and cities, that over the millennia have grown, evolved and expanded, but always respecting and preserving the original places of meeting and social gathering. Today these anci...

Terra cotta, earthenware, majolica, porcelain—Italian ceramics come in many forms. And while everyone knows that ‘Made in Italy’ denotes quality, you might not realize how many traditions there are when it comes to the creation of tabletop and other design items. That’s because Italian ceramic traditions have historically been—and still are—regiona...

The nearly 800 pieces “of exceptional rarity and inestimable value” date as far back as the sixth century BC, according to the Carabinieri police force’s tutela patrimonio division in charge of protecting cultural heritage. The finds including stelae, amphorae and other works, which came from clandestine excavations in Puglia in Italy’s southeast....

The Susumaniello wine grape would have disappeared if a family of Apulian winemakers didn't intervene. Now, it's destined to become just as famous as Negroamaro or Primitivo.  Susumaniello is widespread in the Brindisi area, finding its best expression in the sandy soil, constant ventilation, and brackish air of the area overlooking the sea of Sale...

At the southernmost tip of the Italian heel is a destination on the rise: Salento. The lush Mediterranean peninsula, surrounded by brilliant blue waters and covered in fields of sweet-smelling wildflowers, couldn’t be more picturesque. With a collection of coastal towns that each embody that quintessential Italian charm, Puglia is the perfect place...

The association Demoskopika paints a pretty and successful picture for tourism in Italy during this summer. In fact, it estimates that at least 39 million Italians will travel through their country, which is a 12% increase compared to 2020. Meanwhile, the estimates for foreign visitors suggest an increase of 16,2%, or 166 million travelers. Accordi...