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Bed and breakfast in Puglia

20 April, 2020
For a fantastic budget holiday in Italy near Lecce, try this spot for a romantic bed and breakfast/house rent that won’t break your budget. The Casale Spisari is located in the small town of Galatone, right down in the “boot”…

Lecce's Roman Amphitheatre

19 April, 2020
Lecce ‘s amphitheatre, one of the great masterpieces of ancient times, was mentioned in several old manuscripts , but no one seemed to know its exact location. It was accidentally unearthed by a group of bricklayers who were building a…

Lecce to celebrate Notte Bianca in July

17 April, 2020
White Nights in Italy are very popular (shops and bars are open into the wee small hours and the streets aswarm with revellers) and in Lecce, a beautiful city in Southern Italy the last white night event took place in…

Travelling in Italy: the best tourism internet site is Apulia

9 April, 2020
The official tourism site of Apulia, ViaggiareinPuglia.it has been nominated with a Bit Award in Italy, as being Italy’s best tourism site. The Puglia tours and holidays site was voted for its ease in navigation, accessibility, efficiency, organisation and the…

Ferzan Ozpetek's new film Mine Verganti trailer

8 April, 2020
Here’s the trailer to Mine Verganti, or Loose Cannons, Ferzan Ozpetek’s new film. The film appears two years after the badly received Un giorno perfetto or A perfect day, and marks a much anticipated return to cinema for the Italian-Turkish…

Travelling Italy: disabled access in Alto Adige and Salento

30 March, 2020
I have a friend whose job is an occupational therapist. On visiting me in Italy once, his comment was “Italy is not a wheelchair-friendly country”. And he is absolutely right.But things are improving, as reported by the daily paper from…