There are lots of reasons to visit the Salento area of Puglia. The southernmost part of the heel of Italy’s boot is filled with incredible beaches, Baroque architecture, and cultural experiences. Of course, there is also its delicious cuisine and there are quite a few things you need to save room for in order to sample all of the specialties there...

Considered the emblem of the highly admired ‘Lecce Baroque,’ the Basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most important churches in the Apulian town of Lecce.  Construction of the Basilica began in 1549 and took more than 100 years to complete, in 1699. Santa Croce was built on the site of a monastery, at the request of the Celestine fathers. Importa...

Want to live la dolce vita on your honeymoon? Head to one of the most romantic destinations in the world: Italy. From relaxing seaside resorts to glamorous metropolitan cities, the European country that gave us pizza, pasta and so much more offers something for every kind of traveler.  “In Italy, you can have a really varied itinerary, and travelin...

"When the silence in the streets may seem deafening, music continues to dictate trends and shape the cultural, social and political fabric of the cities it inhabits and of the people gravitating in this ever-changing world.” This condition of continuous change provides the basis for the Music & The Cities podcast, putting music at the heart of each...

Unique in the world because of its natural beauty, the Belpaese has been inhabited since time immemorial, and has seen the birth on its territory varied many towns, villages and cities, that over the millennia have grown, evolved and expanded, but always respecting and preserving the original places of meeting and social gathering. Today these anci...

At the southernmost tip of the Italian heel is a destination on the rise: Salento. The lush Mediterranean peninsula, surrounded by brilliant blue waters and covered in fields of sweet-smelling wildflowers, couldn’t be more picturesque. With a collection of coastal towns that each embody that quintessential Italian charm, Puglia is the perfect place...

The southern Italian troupe – let’s call them CGS – offer a lesson in how to turn local music into a global brand, having updated Puglia’s pizzica tradition of song and dance into eclectic, festival-friendly theatre. Mixing originals and age-old songs, this latest album comes loaded with their customary drama, setting individual and collective voca...

Lecce is often defined as the Capital of Baroque. An artistic trend the was born in Rome in the 17th century, spread in Spain, then returned to southern Italy through Naples. In Lecce it takes on such special characteristics that we have to talk about Lecce Baroque. It is present in most buldings of historic centre, but in churches it reaches its p...

Made in Italy is a hallmark all over the world and covers a wide variety of products. What we want to talk about today is the excellence of Italian craftsmanship, more specifically that of Salento (the southern part of the Puglia region), because it deserves special attention. We are now going to show you 4 productions of Salento handicrafts. 1) Ca...

The piazza is as Italian as it gets: not as an architectural or urban feature, but rather from a cultural and social point of view. In small villages, it’s where people meet, discuss and buy food, when it’s market day. In cities, the piazza is the equivalent of a grand palace’s living room, the place where you show the best your home has inside.  W...