Is there an Italian region that is hotter these days than Puglia, or as we say in English, Apulia? I don’t think so. Granted, you can argue that Basilicata is the current Italian hot spot, with the New York Times celebrating it in their travel section as the number three of fifty-two places to go in the world in 2018, and with Matera being designat...

The Adriatic coast of Italy is one with many secrets, among which two sites that have been visited by angels of all stripes: some of them have hovered over the land for centuries.  Perhaps today they have finally vacated the territory, because the many traditional - and sometimes weary sagre that used to attract every member of the villages around...

The Southern Italian region of Puglia has never been at a loss for great food and drink. In the old days, by train, it used to be an overnight slog of six-plus hours from Rome. These days, with smaller air carriers, you can get there in an hour from all over Europe. It is a region that has long been known for its mix of beaches, castles, fantastic...

We are in Puglia, ma a New York. La Puglia conquista il cuore dell'America: fino al 3 luglio una pubblicità che racconterà le meraviglie del territorio sarà trasmessa a Times square, a ripetizione su un grande display. Ogni 10 minuti, fra i tantissimi spot che popolano quella piazza – attraversata ogni giorno da 450mila persone – si potranno vedere...

L'attore italoamericano, John Turturro, protagonista della serie tv 'Il nome della rosa', riceverà il 30 giugno le chiavi della città e la cittadinanza onoraria di Giovinazzo. Il padre di John, Nicola Turturro, nato a Giovinazzo, partì alla volta degli Stati Uniti con i genitori all'età di sei anni. "E' stato un sogno coltivato per quattro anni, ma...

Italians have always been known to go south to the heel of Italy’s boot in summer, where the 500 miles of coastline offers sublime beaches and a dialed-down ambiance. Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford, Meryl Streep and Francis Ford Coppola have found Puglia (Apulia) the perfect escape from the frenetic pace that comes with celebrity. In the last fiv...

Come and find out about the Pizzica, an engaging music and dance style from Puglia, the beautiful heel of Italy's boot! Following their performance at the SFJAZZ Center (Thursday, June 20, 7:30pm), the Italian music masters from Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino are offering a fun and engaging workshop about the Pizzica--learn about the dance, the mus...

The world's largest guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has released its annual list of Europe's top summer destinations, and only one Italian city made the list: the Pugliese capital of Bari. The southern Italian region of Puglia has long been a favourite summer destination for travellers in the know, but most head straight for the beaches and ov...

'An Evening in Puglia': a cultural and photography presentation with Anita Sanseverino. Tuesday, June 4th @ 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Click here to register. Q & A, Refreshments and a light reception will follow. PUGLIA has everything: Castles, Forts, Lighthouses, an abund...

For as long as I’ve known my friend Val, she has never had any trouble shopping … until she joined me on a trip to Italy. A new designer wardrobe would have been as simple as a credit card transaction in Milan. In Sicily, you might need to slip a few extra euros under the table to get a perfectly tailored suit. But I’ve dragged Val on a road trip a...