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Puglia: Discover the Heel of Italy

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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 28 May 18:00 - 19:00

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Watching nonnas making orecchiette pasta in the colourful streets of Bari's Old Town. The pasta’s name translates as ‘little ears’ - take a closer look and you’ll see that’s exactly what they resemble.


Why Puglia? The big picture

While Italy’s north was getting messy with factories and futurism, the southeast was perfecting the art of relaxation. Its towns are sun-stroked and stuffed with seasonal restaurants. And you can forget the winter fare of the north. Puglia is all about crisp, fresh, bright ingredients. It also claims to have the best olive oil in all of Italy. The locals treat it like a never-ending summer holiday.

In this burrowed-away corner of Italy – with its hilltop towns, secret coves, ancient olive-oil presses, and swollen low mountains – life has remained exceedingly peaceful. Even if, in the past, it has been invaded and sacked uncountable times. By Greeks, Byzantines, Normans and the Spanish (and they all left something behind). Between olive groves, craggy coves, hillsides and hidden villages are baroque towns and bulkier cities; not least Bari and Brindisi. Both are port towns in their own right, yet wear their muscularity lightly.