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In conversation with Mimmo, a potter from Grottaglie

Potter from Grottaglie

Everyone who grew up in Puglia has at least one piece from Grottaglie. These usually aren’t everyday items, but cherished pieces that are taken out of credenzas for special occasions and Sunday lunches. They take pride of place on nonna’s embroidered tablecloth and are passed down from one generation to another. While the town of…

18 must-try items on any Puglia food bucket list

Rolling pasta

The Mediterranean sun, Southern winds and the sea all come together to help grow an abundance of vegetables and fruits and that make Puglia the perfect setting for memorable meals. Unlike other Italian regions or cities, here there’s still a fierce pride in home-style cooking using foraged ingredients and recipes concocted centuries ago. Many families…

Trulli, masseria and other unique house styles you can only find in Puglia

AuthenticPugliaTours Polinano a Mare

What’s the first image that comes to mind when you think of Puglia? The turquoise waters? The tiny villages perched on a cliff’s edge? Or is it the Baroque churches? More often than not, any mention of Puglia conjures images of trulli, the cone-shaped homes that are unique to Puglia. There’s more to Puglia than…

Best Beaches in Puglia: where to have fun in the sun and sea

Best beaches in Puglia

If you take a selfie at some of the most iconic beaches in Puglia and don’t tag your location, people may ask you if you’re at the Maldives or Seychelles, such is the beauty of this part of Italy. When the sea glistens in the sun, platinum sparkles blend with the sapphire blue of the…

Weather in Puglia, Italy: a month-by-month guide

Red fiat 500 driving on road

Don’t know when to visit Puglia? You may be thinking Summer is the only time to go to Puglia, but you’d be mistaken. The mild temperatures in winter time and the scarce rainfall make it an all-year destination. Each month brings with it opportunities to discover a different side of this beautiful Italian region. Or…

Fiat 500 hire in Italy: here’s why it’s a good idea

Red Fiat 500 in small town

Cute as a button, tiny but comfortable, easy to maneuver, Instagram-worthy: these are only a couple of reasons why we chose this car for all the Puglia road trips we offer. The main reason being that there’s no other Italian car as iconic as the Fiat 500. Cherished and remembered fondly by many, in Italy,…

Driving in Puglia: Tips for Your Road Trip

Driving in Italy

When in Puglia, it’s easy to find inspiration right outside your car window, as your day unfolds in a thousand shades of white, blue, green. Short trips will take you from beaches to mountains, filling your holiday with wonder at every turn. However, as appealing and intriguing as a Puglia road trip sounds, it also…