Mangiapuglia

As we always get lots of requests from family and friends for restaurant suggestions and general tips on Puglia, we put together a new website. Mangiapuglia focusses on everything food related. You will find restaurants, bars, producers and every now and then a recipe...

Olive harvest is approaching

November/December is harvest time for olives. Everybody fishes the nets and the brushes out of the basement and starts collecting the olives from their own trees. It's a very fascinating time because all streets are filled with tractors, old station wagon cars, Ape's...

My lonely rides across the Murge hills

When I was eighteen and I got my driving license I was so excited about driving that I could have taken the car also to go behind the corner. It was such a cool feeling to be behind the wheel... and what a steering wheel that was! My father had a Talbot Sunbeam,...

Traditional Handcraft in Puglia

A couple of years ago I was in love with wood works. I started to buy all sorts of tools that only professional carpenters would have. All this hosted on the  terrace of our apartment... It was a bit messy and a bit noisy and there was dust flying everywhere so it...

Walking on Sunshine

Soon in the movie theatres allover the world, Puglia will have a chance to show off it's beauty. The white stones, the turquoise sea, the silver-green olive trees, the red soil will be the frame of "Walking on Sunshine", a musical that features the 80's radio hits....

Ostuni

You will hardly see me write about the history of a town. There are others that are better than me doing that. I usually remember the views, the atmosphere and the food of the places I visit. To me Ostuni is one of the most beautiful towns of the South. Settled on a...

Biking on the aqueduct

In March this year, the first 10km of the bicycle path that runs over the "Acquedotto Pugliese" (Apulian aqueduct) has been opened. The path starts in Ceglie Messapica, a bit out of the town center, and ends in Locorotondo crossing the Valle d'Itria with an amazing...