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...

Marina Gabrieli has been appointed national coordinator of the "Roots Tourism" project funded under the NRP and coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for an integrated strategy aimed at the recovery of the tourism sector in post covid-19 Italy. This was announced by Luigi Maria Vigni, director general for Italians abroad and migration pol...

When you think about Italy, you probably think of big-name, heavy hitters such as Rome, Sicily, and Tuscany. Bari, a low-key, coastal town in the south east, is less likely to spring to mind. But despite it being off the beaten track, it is well worth a visit - or maybe exactly because it is. Bari is the capital of the region of Puglia, which forms...

New technologies have enabled us to travel even by just moving a finger on our smartphones. Here tourism has become somewhat virtual. And we have noticed it in these two years of lockdown and pandemic. Enabling it was the innovation introduced in 2007, just 15 years ago, by Google, which after changing our lives with the Maps application, launched...

Polignano a mare, overlooking the sea on the Adriatic coast, is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and has become one of the unmissable destinations in Puglia. A place to be discovered, which combines the charm of its historic centre with the beauty of the sea. The heart of Polignano a mare preserves all its ancient charm intact: a labyri...

Altamura Distilleries, a new company making spirits from the famous Altamura Wheat, was awarded a Silver Medal for its vodka at the SIP Awards, an annual spirits tasting competition based in the United States. "Using the famous Altamura wheat, we wanted the vodka to have character from the wheat, so we distilled it just three times, rather than six...

Otranto is a town located on the Apulian coast – at Punta Palascia, the most extreme point of Salento and the easternmost point of Italy, between the Ionian and Adriatic Seas – in the province of Lecce, and is a renowned tourist centre. Its ancient and splendid village has been recognized the status of Unesco Cultural Heritage. The historic center...

Despite the consequences of climate change, Italy registered a 15% increase in oil production, with respect to 2020, approaching 2019 in terms of overall output. This year we decided to double our efforts, both when it comes to the Oli d’Italia guide, and in terms of supporting the world of extra virgin olive oil. We decided to start by bringing to...