Pasta in crosta

We have already had so many positive surprises when traveling through Puglia. Many of them are food related as we are convinced that value for money is incredibly good there and you find some of the best food in the world in Puglia. But one really positive surprise...

Trullo Inspiration

One of the fun parts of building a house or apartment is the planning beforehand. We were lucky enough, to find a builder that has restructured many trulli in the Itria Valley. He took us on a half day tour to...

Focaccia Barese

Focaccia is a very Pugliese dish. Most 'Panificios' that you pass will have them with various toppings coming out of the oven on big trays. They cut them with the scissors into large pieces that are sold over the counter. In Molfetta, where my husband grew up, there...

First Building Progress

When they were building our apartment in Switzerland, we were driving basically every weekend to the building site to check on the progress. We were so much looking forward to see the place develop and I still remember how we felt when we first stepped into our...

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

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...

A long journey – buying a trullo in Puglia

A long journey – buying a trullo in Puglia

To find our piece of land with the option to restore and trullo and to close the deal was an interesting journey of 8 months. It included several trips to Puglia, take over the organisation and clarifications from a real estate agent who did not really know what he...

How to find the best food in Apulia

How to find the best food in Apulia

Apulia is full of great food. From all the times we were eating out, I think I was disappointed only once or twice. Generally the quality is extremely high, no matter if you go for fish or meat dishes. We usually live of fish whenever we are close to the sea. But the...

In love with Puglia

In love with Puglia

The first thing I loved of Puglia was the man I am going to get married to next month. He comes from a town on the Adriatic sea and we met here in Switzerland through common friends. He brought me to Puglia about 5 years ago to meet his family and I immediately fell...

The first post on Puglia

The first post on Puglia

I grew up in Molfetta, a city in Puglia, in the south of Italy. A beautiful city on the Adriatic sea with lots of history, great weather, great food but not many jobs opportunities. That's when I decided  to leave and move north. As I moved north my visits to Molfetta...