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An Italian destination for 2017: Trani, Puglia Coast Town

An Italian destination for 2017: Trani, Puglia Coast Town | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Travel guide and visiting information for Trani, a pretty town on the Puglia Coast of Southern Italy with a Romanesque Cathedral and Castle by the sea. [...]

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Martha Bakerjian introduces you to Trani, the coastal town in Puglia. Martha has traveled Italy for more than 30 years. She spends about half the yea to explore Italy, going to traditional festivals, visiting historic sites, exploring undiscovered towns, and sampling the regional cuisine.

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Puglia: When the Wind Blows

Puglia: When the Wind Blows | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
As they say in Puglia: ‘Va 'dove ti porta il vento’; ‘Go where the wind takes you!’
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The Great Puglia Road Trip Part 3: Discovering Polignano a Mare, Gargano and the Tremiti Islands

The Great Puglia Road Trip Part 3: Discovering Polignano a Mare, Gargano and the Tremiti Islands | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Buongiorno a tutti, For our third and final camping destination we headed to Pugnochiuso, a little area in the Gargano National Park. Heading from Monopoli, there are some lovely sites on the way... (For Part 1 and Part 2, click on these links) Day 4: Go to Polignano a Mare. Polignano a Mare is only…
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Puglia the beautiful heel of Italy

Puglia the beautiful heel of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Puglia, the heel of Italy's boot, is rich with dramatic coastlines, breathtaking architecdture, amazing food and wine...and wonderful people [...]

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Polignano a Mare, Alberobello, Conversano, Corte Altavilla, Lecce, Gallipoli,... without to see these towns and few others you can not say to know Italy. Without to eat the food of Puglia, you can not say you have ever enjoyed life. If you have never tasted the wines of Puglia you can not say something about wines. If you don't have any friend in Puglia you have never met someone that know deeply the life... I don't tell you anything about women

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Raffaella Monaco's curator insight, August 22, 2015 7:07 AM

There is just something different about Apulia, must visit to understand its own local vibe!

Italian Hours's curator insight, September 1, 2015 11:03 AM

I love Salento in September.

Clear sea, Hot water, pleasant temperature and Low prices! 

Enjoy Puglia, www.italianhours.com

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Puglia Wine is Italy's Secret to Value

Puglia Wine is Italy's Secret to Value | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
If you want fruit-forward, ripe, red wine for a good price, look no further than Puglia. Some of the best values in Italian wine come from this sunny, dry region.
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The Apulia has recently become one of most active a region of Italy, it might have been more correct to organize the Expo in Puglia than in Milan. Wine Folly dedicates an article to Puglia adding one of its wonderful infographics. This is yet another consecration of Puglia as wine region of Italy. Puglia which makes innovation, Puglia, great tourist and wedding destination.

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The castle of Otranto and other sights - Puglia - Italy

The castle of Otranto and other sights - Puglia - Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Horace Walpole had never set foot in Puglia, when he wrote the first Gothic novel in 1768 and made the real Castle of Otranto a must see.
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Discovering the Gargano Peninsula in Apulia

Discovering the Gargano Peninsula in Apulia | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
John Heseltine heads south to Puglia and the unspoilt Gargano Peninsula.

The Gargano Peninsula, with its steep forested hills and beautiful coastline, is irresistible for holiday makers who relish its gorgeous weather and its unhurried, unspoilt way of life. Arriving from the north, the first place to experience the area’s delights is the small town of Rodi Garganico. As you wind your way down the hillside on the number 89 road, passing numerous olive and carob trees, you get your first close look at the Adriatic’s clear, turquoise waters and beautiful beaches of white sand and the harbourside where boats leave for the nearby Tremeti Islands, with several good restaurants specialising in seafood. [...]

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Learning to Cook Puglian Food in Lecce

Learning to Cook Puglian Food in Lecce | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
TweetAfter a week in Puglia eating the local orecchiette pasta every day it was time to learn to make the “little ears” for ourselves.
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Vieste - A town on the Adriatic coast of Italy

Vieste - A town on the Adriatic coast of Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It was a beautiful drive along the coast out to the headland with stunning scenery. We stopped at one of the road side vendors and bought fresh locally grown fruits.
Then we arrived in the centre of the town. Vieste is a town and comune in the province of Foggia, in the Apulia region of southeast Italy. It is a marine resort on the Gargano promontory, a rocky mass that makes up part of the “heel” of Italy
For years, Vieste was just another fishing village but now it’s a popular Mediterranean beach destination. The conditions for swimming, sailing or boating are fabulous. The water is crystal clear, clean and deep blue.
We seemed to be the only English speaking people in town, although Liane is from Brazil, however she speaks perfect English and very good Italian. We sat for a coffee and worked out our plans for the day.
After exploring the town by foot we took a jet boat ride to tour the caves which are on the coast and accessible by boat. It only costs about 10 euro each.

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10 Things To Do In Campania

10 Things To Do In Campania | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Dreamy beaches, clear waters, volcanoes on the horizon and breathtaking views. No, it’s not a tropical island in the middle of the ocean, but Campania and now Epicwander wants to suggest some ways to really experience the atmosphere of this place. Photo credit: Porfirio via Foter.com / CC BY A Leap In The Past When …
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Puglia’s Spectacular Cathedrals by the Sea

Puglia’s Spectacular Cathedrals by the Sea | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
They look like fortresses, their white stones shining against the blue backdrop of the sea, great examples of Apulian Romanesque style.
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Cultural Tour of Puglia, a must see italian destination

Cultural Tour of Puglia, a must see italian destination | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

My Flavours Holidays cooking holiday not only introduced me to the cuisine of southern Italy, it provided a wonderful cultural tour of Puglia, Italy [...]

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Puglia is a must see italian destination. Here 12 good reasons:

  1. Baroque architecture of Lecce
  2. Ostuni
  3. Otranto and its mosaics
  4. Gallipoli
  5. Otranto
  6. Santa Maria di Leuca
  7. Castel del Monte
  8. Bari
  9. Brindisi
  10. Tremiti Islands
  11. Marina di Pescoluse
  12. Castellana Caves
Not enough? Here some more:
  1. The Pizzica Dance
  2. Stay in a Trullo
  3. Orecchiette
  4. Fresh Burrata
  5. The Negroamaro Wine
  6. The Food
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Dream of Italy: Pizzica Dancing in Puglia

In the Puglia episode of Dream of Italy (new PBS travel series), we learn the traditional dance of the region - pizzica - and experience it both in a piazza and in an olive grove. For more information and to watch the full Puglia episode, visit www.dreamofitaly.com/tv-show/

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For 12 years, Kathy McCabe has published a hyper-successful, subscription-based travel newsletter, “Dream of Italy.” And now, her passion for the country has been turned into a weekly travel show by the same name, which premieres on Rocky Mountain PBS on Sunday

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A Taste of Italy: Chef Donatella Arpaia's Culinary Tour May Be the Best Summer Vacation of 2015 - ForbesLife

A Taste of Italy: Chef Donatella Arpaia's Culinary Tour May Be the Best Summer Vacation of 2015 - ForbesLife | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Calling all Italophiles and culinary adventurers: there’s a new trip tobella Italia that you may well want to add to your summer 2015 vacation lineup. This June, chef Donatella Arpaia—TV personality, restaurateur and cookbook author—will host two tours of Puglia, the sun-bleached heel of the Italian boot bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, that has curiously (and gloriously) remained relatively untouched by tourists. [...]

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Alberobello Italy - beautiful troll huts

Alberobello Italy - beautiful troll huts | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Alberobello Italy is known specifically for its cone-shaped huts called trulli. They were originally constructed as temporary shelters or storehouses, and can only be found in Apulia region. Trulli have one room under each cone, with smaller rooms in the arches between them. [...]

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Ancient pig-shaped baby bottle found in Italy

Ancient pig-shaped baby bottle found in Italy | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Italian archaeologists have discovered an ancient terracotta pig which worked as a toy as well as a modern-day baby bottle.

Known as guttus, the unique vessel dates back about 2,400 years, when the “heel” of Italy was inhabited by the Messapian people, a tribal group who migrated from Illyria (a region in the western part of the Balkan peninsula) around 1000 B.C.
Featuring pointy ears and human-like eyes, the pig-shaped guttus featured terracotta rattles in its tummy to apparently encourage the baby to sleep after the meal.
The small terracotta pig is one of several rare objects found last May in Manduria, near Taranto in Puglia, when construction work exposed a Messapian tomb. [...]

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The Regions of Italy, From A to Z

The Regions of Italy, From A to Z | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

Do you know Italy… by region? It might seem like a lot to ask, but if you’re planning a trip to Italy, knowing Italy’s regions is a great place to start!

The country is broken up into 20 official regions, which you can think of as districts—similar to states or provinces. What are the different regions, what are they known for, and which ones should you travel to? Here’s help!

(How many of the 20 regions have you heard of, or been to? Tell us in the comments!).

Abruzzo
Aosta Valley
Basilicata
Calabria
Campania
Emilia-Romagna
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Lazio
Le Marche
Liguria
Lombardy
Molise
Piedmont
Puglia
Sardinia
Sicily
Trentino-Alto Aldige
Tuscany
Umbria
Veneto

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Rosa Díaz García's curator insight, June 3, 2014 12:17 PM

Para situar mejor  sus obras y artistas más conocidos y conocer un poco más las regiones de ...

Blue Box's curator insight, July 6, 2014 3:38 AM

We are in Sardinia!!! Check us also on fb and instagram! al Conte Cavour Bed and breakfast

Galeteria Veneto's curator insight, October 1, 2014 5:03 PM

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Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia

Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

The houses of Puglia, called "masseria," are fortified structures of brick, stone, and concrete dating from the Middle Ages and surrounded by verdant vineyards and groves of olive trees; many have been renovated to serve as private residences or boutique hotels (see Paradise in Puglia: Pensione to the Stars). You can admire the local architecture in Masseria: The Italian Farmhouses of Puglia (Rizzoli).

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