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Pasta, pizza and perfect views are all on the menu on a gourmet tour of Italy’s Puglia region.
This week we’re in Puglia, also known as Apulia, one of Italy’s less well-known holiday destinations. With its olive groves, whitewashed towns and unforgiving heat it can seem more Greek than Italian ...
Everywhere you go in Puglia food is a big deal and one of my most memorable sights are the lovely ladies hand-rolling fresh pasta in the streets. They’re making ‘orecchiette’, or “little ears”, and they sell this fresh pasta to local restaurants.
The sleepy, rural peninsula of Puglia offers a centuries-old winemaking tradition, excellent food and plenty of history-laden locations to explore.
There's lots to love about Puglia in the heart of Italy's deep south.
I had never really experienced a wine harvest before my visit last September to lovely Puglia in Southern Italy (known affectionately as ‘the heel of the Italian boot’).
Explore the very heel of Italy through its architecture and wine, see villages with extraordinary Trullis and towns with stunning Baroque confections.
"Grazie Mille Signor O'Leary!" is the catch cry down Puglia way.
“If you’re planning on visiting Italy this year then I’ll hazard a guess that you’re probably considering the Amalfi Coast for its stunning coastline, Tuscany for its countryside, Sicily, for the food or Sardinia for the incredible beaches. Now what if I was to say to you there is a region of Italy that offers all of these things and more, all rolled into one?"
Jonathan Beaumont - Travel Channel
Anyway, back to the food for a moment. Lunch had been arranged today at a local restaurant in the picturesque seaside town of Polignano a Mare. As you can imagine, with a job like mine, I get to eat out at a lot of fine restaurants all over the world but I can genuinely say that the meal I had today has to rank in my all-time top ten!
Dominic Burke - Travel Bug
“Journey to caves, country houses, castles and churches via a packed itinerary of tastings, dinners and cooking classes.”
Sejal Sukhadwala - Ryanair Mag
“Be pampered in luxurious surroundings, enjoy a round of golf, have a spa treatment, take in some peaceful walks, visit historic towns with castles and cathedrals, or perhaps do some shopping - its your choice in this beautiful area of Italy.”
George Keegan - The Northern Standard
The grape-harvest season is approaching, and the Puglia region of italy is celebrating with a variety of packages for the wine lover.
Nicola Brady - Irish Independent
A Discovery Puglia tour combines cultural highlights with amazing tastings and a cookery class. The itinerary includes a visit of an oil mill to see the different steps of the production from the olives to the gold extra virgin oil, visits to two local wineries and a cookery class to learn some typical recipes and the secrets of Puglia traditional cuisine.
Anna Hyman - Foody Traveller
Discovery Puglia offers a new fantastic tour in September and October for all those who love food, wine and photography! The tour is divided into two parts: - 3 days where you can independently visit wine cellars and taste Apulian wine, walk …
Ann Bagnell - Culture Odyssey.com