For the Love of Reading—Now is Carofiglio

  Thank You for the Books These past months would have been terrible without books. Camilleri was a prolific writer that entertained nicely with his books. Fortunately, there is another author that I like, and I regularly buy his books when I see a new one. Gianrico Carofiglio Carofiglio has a degree in Law (1986), […]

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Locorotondo Another “Most Beautiful”

In these times of viruses shall we think about summer destinations, just to keep our minds positive, knowing that summer is coming back and travel can resume. Soon I hope! I thought that the introduction of sunny Locorotondo is perfect during these not so cheerful times. Locorotondo—which is part of the “Most Beautiful Villages” list—is […]

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Vino Veritas–Apulia Wines

Apulia is the region of sun, sea, long beaches, olive trees and … vineyards! Yes, Apulia gives us some very good wines, to the point of thinking of a list of the best Apulian wines to add to our tables.     Here are the 10 best wines of Apulia  Outside the regional boundaries, the Apulian […]

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The Inexplicable Castel del Monte

MYSTERIOUS AND FASCINATING Castel del Monte is a “Fortress” of the XIII century built by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, Federico II, in the plateau of the western “Murge” in Puglia, near the town of Santa Maria del Monte, in the province of Adria Trani, on the top of a hill. It was […]

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Mimí’s “Volare 🎶🎵”

Domenico Modugno was born in 1928 in Polignano a Mare. He is known for his 1958 song “Nel blu dipinto di blu“, perhaps best known simply as “Volare!” To Fly! It is perhaps one of the best known italian songs, just next to “O Sole Mio…” Because some of his very early songs were sung […]

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Between Masserie & Olive Crops

It is difficult to tour Apuglia and make choices where to go, what to see, and what to skip because Apuglia has so much to offer, the sea, the towns, the architecture. To really see everything it’s probably necessary to visit more than once.  There are remarkable places that need to be mentioned (although I left […]

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Lecce—Yellow, Friable, and Oh so Baroque!

When you first see Lecce in APuglia, you think that it’s a city made of sugar, friable and delicate like a gingerbread house. The region was not as fortunate as the north and middle Italy to have an abundance of marble and durable stone, and did not have the possibility to buy it either, so […]

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