In your search of Italy and all of its beautiful corners, you do not want to miss the south eastern edge of the country, and in particular the town of Lecce. The "heel of the boot" of Italy provides many who come here with a variety of experiences for each of the senses. Natural scenery, remnants of cultures thousands of years old, an eclectic arra...

Popstar LP, the Italian-American singer and song-writer Laura Pergolozzi, will be the guest star of the closing concert of the 21st Notte della Taranta music festival, Europe's largest traditional music event, to be held on August 25 in Melpignano, near Lecce. The announcement was made at a press conference in Lecce at the headquarters of lender Ba...

The 21st edition of 'La Notte della Taranta', a festival dedicated to folk-music traditions of the Salento area in southern Puglia, will open this year on August 2. The event will include over 100 hours of live concerts with 360 artists and 40 concerts of local 'pizzica' music to be held across Salento. The festival's traditional closing concert in...

Il “Sogno Americano”  lo abbiamo letto nei libri e visto nei film ma quanti di noi conoscono qualcuno che lo abbia vissuto realmente?  Abbiamo incontrato per i nostri lettori Alessandra Chimienti, giovane donna di origini salentine trapiantata in California che, in appena quattro anni negli Stati Uniti, ha rivoluzionato la propria vita iscrivendosi...

Una vera e propria montagna di anfore appartenenti al periodo romano, risultato di un probabile naufragio avvenuto nella zona, è lo spettacolo sottomarino che si può ammirare su un tratto della costa otrantina. Le immagini, girate da Piero Scaffidi, esperto di diving (ha un'agenzia "Sud-Est Diving con sedi tra il Salento e Othoni), risalgono ad alc...

Salento, the southernmost region of Puglia, has been experiencing an unparalleled revival of tourism for more than ten years. In addition to the two splendid seas that surround it, and the windy and undulating views of the endless rows of olive trees, the other famous beauty of Salento is Baroque.

The first anthological exhibition on Tito Schipa's musical life and career was held in 2017 in Bari (Puglia), in the Castello Svevo. For the first time, relics and documents, public and private, loaned by the Schipa family and the Schipa - Carluccio Archive in Lecce, have been exhibited as testimony to the art and prodigious career of he who is now...

The new album by Italy's Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is a "songbook" for the world. Pop songs are the soundtrack of people's lives. More than just entertainment, they make direct emotional connections to listeners. Love and the loss of love, everyday and extraordinary experiences, joy and sorrow, life and death - good pop songs cover it all, and...

Lucian Faggiano of Lecce, Puglia had a dream to open a trattoria. A trattoria is an Italian eatery that is not quite a restaurant, but more than a fast food type drive through. Faggiano purchased a building at 56 Via Ascanio Grandi and immediately began renovations. In order to repair a blocked toilet, he and his sons decided the most efficient way...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...