From Apulia comes some good news in the field of artistic discoveries. In the last months, in the Spanish Hall of the Aragonese Castle in Taranto, the technicians of the Superintendence have carefully examined the state of conservation of nine artworks painted in the eighteenth century by Domenico Carella that in the eighties of the twentieth centu...

Puglia’s history is known for producing bulk table wine that was sold to the rest of Europe and even Northern Italy.  Even though this still happens today, Puglia has focused on their quality and really established itself as a major player in today’s wine market.  Today it ranks in the top 3 regions throughout all of Italy for producing the largest...

The Cathedral of Trani is dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta. It is probably the most striking and astonishing romanesque building in Apulia. Developed vertically, with a slender profile, it stands right on the sea. For sailors and for enemies in fact it had to be one of the most visible and recognizable buildings of the Apulian coast. Consecrated in...

The Saint Pio Foundation will celebrate the life of Padre Pio on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of his entry into eternal life, on Sunday, September 20, 2020, starting at 9:00 A.M.. The full-day activities include veneration of Padre Pio's relics, conferences about Padre Pio, a Mass in his honor, a benefit concert, and a private four-course P...

Friday, Sep 18, 2020. 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm. 75 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Meet. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. Register Here. Join Angela Cacciarru and learn more about this prehistorical site in Altamura and...

It is known that Salento is the most popular destination for the italian summer holidays. But how to find the most beautiful and characteristic seasides? Actually the entire coast is a real wonder, but there are many places that should definitely be visited! Torre dell'Orso Starting from Adriatic side, the first unmissable seaside is Torre dell’Ors...

Alberobello’s trulli are among the most characteristic buildings in Italy. They are so rare and beautiful that, today, they are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Their name comes from the Greek and means “dome.” Their structure is characterized by a circular central room with, when necessary, other circular rooms around it, each with its own...

A second home in Italy? It's the dream. For married couple Marco Cavalli and Sunaina (known as Suni) Lobo of Oaklandh, California, it became a reality over a year ago. When coronavirus lockdowns seemed to put living that dream on indefinite hold, Cavalli and Lobo didn't give up on finding a way to spend much-needed time with family and friends this...

The most popular attractions of the Itria Valley are the famous “trulli” of Alberobello, the little towns of Ostuni and Locorotondo and the tasty food of Cisternino and Martina Franca. However, many people don’t know that beyond these typical attractions, there are two archaelogical sites in the Itria Valley which are considered as unique in the wo...

Gilda Siena likes to talk – so much so she is known among her guests as “the chatty woman”. In the decade since she bought a 19th-century building once inhabited by Venetian nobility in the Salento area – at the southern tip (the heel) of Italy’s Puglia region – and made it into boutique hotel Palazzo Siena-Home & More, this aspect of her personali...