Why go to the Gargano? I never tire of a trip to the Gargano penninsula in Puglia. In some ways this little bump on Italy's boot represents the Italy of "how it was", the one we remember in our hearts from the boom years of the 50s and early 60s, when the work was hard and the living was easy, and the music that told the story flowed from America t...

In the Apulian hinterland, just a stone's throw from the popular Alberobello and lovely Martina Franca, stands a village where time seems to be suspended. It is one of the so-called white cities of Apulia and selected as one of the Borghi più Belli d'Italia (Most Beautiful Italian Towns). Its name is Locorotondo and in this article we'll discover w...

The willingness to donate, called "Give back" by the Americans, is especially important to the Italian American community, which unites with it the enormous heart carried by Italian DNA. And it is true that Americans, and particularly Italian Americans, have always shown a disposition and a desire to give back and donate to help preserve, restore a...

In Italy there are incredible places that allow you to spend a holiday in contact with nature and the sea. One of these is Ugento Shore among the most beautiful seaside campsites on the whole coast of Salento. Here you will discover where this wonderful location is located and you will know in detail what it consists of. You will also have the oppo...

Fall in love with Bari in seven local moves. Puglia's most representative town is an explosive mix of modernity and ancient traditions. Its historic centre, Bari Vecchia, perfectly sums up la baresità, from the narrow dialect of its signore making orecchiette in the streets to the palaces, churches and courtyards alternating between alleyways, chia...

Small but really delicious, every year Savelletri welcomes more and more tourists eager to enjoy a relaxing holiday by the sea, attracted by its beautiful beaches full of services or free and crystal clear sea. It can be considered one of the most characteristic seaside villages of Puglia, with its picturesque port and a very interesting culture, a...

We’re watching the summer sun begin its climb into the hot blue sky. The car is ready to roll, packed with deckchairs, towels, hats, sun cream, books and a large cool-box. We’re off to the beach. But which beach? I check the direction of the fluttery sea breeze. From the north? Right then, we’re off to one of the gorgeous beaches along the Ionian S...

Lampascioni (edible hyacinth bulbs) are a traditional Southern Italian delicacy, specifically in Puglia and the Salentine peninsula where they’re gathered in the spring or winter before the plants produce their purple flowers. Today I’ll go over their traditional uses, and what I’ve learned about them over the past few years.  A few years ago I stu...

Most travellers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations. Next time you make your way over to Italia, try venturing out from the usuals and add one of these overlooked southern cities to your Italian itinerary.

Baglioni Hotels & Resorts officially welcomes its newest property in the collection with the highly anticipated launch of Baglioni Masseria Muzza located in Puglia, southern Italy. Ideal for American travelers rediscovering Italy this summer, the heart of the newly transformed Masseria is an ancient whitewashed building, dating back to the 17th cen...