Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

Every country has its forgotten corners, the regions ignored by visitors, the backwaters often blighted by poverty, history and geographical bad luck. Even Italy, among the most blessed of destinations, has such outposts, places that until recently were often seen only by the more well-informed travellers. Few of these overlooked destinations deser...

The Puglia region of Italy is a fertile region fast becoming a favorite destination among foodies and lovers of traditional Italian food. While that may be new, the high heel of Italy’s boot has long been a hot vacation destination for Italians looking for fun in the sun. But it’s the food in Puglia that turns a foodie’s head. Thanks to ideal growi...

That of F. Divella Spa is a story that certainly deserves to be told. Recently, the famous Italian company received the title of Historic Brand of National Interest from the Ministry of Economic Development. This is a special recognition for one of the most important pasta companies in Italy. DIVELLA’S HISTORY To trace the beginnings of Divella’s h...

There are many, many reasons why everyone seems to holiday in Puglia. Lecce is one of them. This honey-coloured city is a real gem, but don't call it an open-air museum: local people know that there is much more to the beauty of its churches and galleries. With its irresistible mix of Baroque and exquisitely Mediterranian landscapes, it is a perfec...

In the Southern Italian region of Puglia exist unique huts made of stacked stone. Similar in size and appearance to igloos (minus the snow and ice), they have cone-shaped roofs and are accessible via a small door. They are called trulli, deriving from the Latin word turris, which means tower. The particular huts are specific to the Itria Valley, in...

Puglian winemaker Massimiliano Apollonio shares tips on the best cafes, museums, parks and bike rides in his beautiful southern city FoodLecce is renowned for its cucina povera – it literally means “poor cuisine”, but refers to the tasty home cooking of rural families who make the most of seasonal, local produce. We are fortunate to have wonderful...

Apulia is a region incredibly rich in wonderful landscapes and historical beauties. Alongside the most famous destinations, which attract tourists from Italy and the world every year, there are also some hidden treasures. One of these is the small fourteenth-century town of Martina Franca, located in the middle of the Itria Valley, in the province...

Filling information and sequencing gaps to finally record the human genome in full. Prestigious journal Science aptly called such an extraordinary step forward in research – which will enable us to understand the whole functional spectrum of our genetic patrimony, opening up an immense new field of investigation – “Filling the Gaps.” Thanks to this...

Cities like Rome and Venice spring to mind when you think of holidaying in Italy, but you’re missing out if you don’t make a beeline for the region of Puglia in southern Italy. Here’s why.  I fell so freaking hard for Puglia on my recent trip. I’m talking about love at first sight, selling all my belongings, packing up my bags and moving there kind...