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Recipe for the Pignata Octopus of Puglia

Recipe for the Pignata Octopus of Puglia

The Pignata Octopus (Purpu a Pignata in local dialect) is a typical recipe in Puglia. The pignata is the terracotta container used for cooking it. Once it was done on the fire, today we have modern cookers and we do it in saucepans. But nothing prohibits…

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How to avoid the traffic on the Ionian Salento coastal road in summer

How to avoid the traffic on the Ionian Salento coastal road in summer

Today’s question was asked by Guido and it’s relative to movements towards the sea in Salento in August: how do I move about? Will I find traffic? Here’s my answer, but before I must explain the opening photo. It’s a photo I took from my…

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Punta Prosciutto in Puglia is among the 29 most beautiful beaches in the world

Punta Prosciutto in Puglia is among the 29 most beautiful beaches in the world

It gives you a pleasant feeling when the most important newspapers and magazines in the world write that your beach is among the most beautiful ones … in the world! It had already happened with the beach where I was born in Torre Lapillo, when…

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Special offers on our houses for rent for June 2017

Special offers on our houses for rent for June 2017

As June 2017 approaches, our first offers on holiday homes on the coast of Puglia are too. We have chosen a number of homes on offer at good prices and if you rent in certain specific periods, we can propose some really advantageous prices compared…

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An iconic recipe of Salento: Ciceri e Tria

An iconic recipe of Salento: Ciceri e Tria

The Salento cuisine from the south of Puglia has very many dishes that recall ancient peasant culinary traditions. One of the most traditional recipies is without doubt Ciceri e tria (fried dough with chickpeas) a real gastronomical must if you find yourselves here in Salento…

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The spring beauty of the countryside in Puglia

The spring beauty of the countryside in Puglia

I love walking in the open air through the countryside, and here in Salento there are fantastic views to be seen in spring time. So much so that even if finding the time to write is getting harder because of the summer season approaching (which…

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Beautiful Salento beaches in Otranto: the Alimini Lakes

Beautiful Salento beaches in Otranto: the Alimini Lakes

There’s a must-see place in Salento where you will find beaches, lakes and forests all together in one place. It’s called Alimini Beach or simply ‘Alimini’. It’s a beautiful beach north of Baia dei Turchi in Otranto which I recommended you visit during your holiday…

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Cibus Resataurant in Ceglie Messapica: a gem you can’t miss

Cibus Resataurant in Ceglie Messapica: a gem you can’t miss

I had wanted to go there for a while now and in the end we managed to do so: Cibus Resataurant in Ceglie Messapica. So, after lots of advice from various people and some articles I read on specialised magazines and guides, me and a…

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How to avoid problems renting your holiday home

How to avoid problems renting your holiday home

In light of the my years of experience of renting holiday homes in Puglia on the most beautiful beaches of Salento with my real estate agency in Torre Lapillo, I feel like giving you some practical advise on how to avoid frauds on renting a…

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The history of Porto Cesareo in Puglia

The history of Porto Cesareo in Puglia

When you go to a place, it’s good to see it from all points of view, including the historical one. That’s why, in this post, I’m writing a brief history of the seaside town of Porto Cesareo in Puglia where we manage dozens of holiday…

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