With the term street food (in Italian “cibo di strada”) we indicate those foods, salty and sweet, prepared, served and consumed in the street, often cheap and hearty. An ancient practice that in Italy has its roots in the regional culinary tradition. Every city has its own delicacies, and Puglia is no less so. Here we make you discover the genuine...

Below is our interview with Robert and Lili of Espressino Travel who I had the pleasure to meet years ago during a memorable trip to Italy’s Salento. What struck me personally about them was their unabashed enthusiasm for the people they had met in Puglia and how much they wanted to show their guests a once-in-a-lifetime slow travel experience. Thi...

Whether you reach the town by car, bus or by train, Ostuni appears as a white vision in a sea of green olive trees. The historical center of the little town comes up as an island of white houses standing on the hill and enclosed by white walls that embrace and protect them from priers. The defensive wallThe medieval walls were built between the beg...

Friday, April 23, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru and understan...

When asking a friend what time you should meet for lunch, she may say ‘a mezzogiorno’ – at midday, at noon, or at 12pm.  However, when Italians use the word ‘il Mezzogiorno’, they are not always be talking about lunchtime. Instead they could be referring to the southern area of Italy, including the regions Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Puglia, Basilic...

Holidays in Puglia? If you plan on exploring the heel of Italy’s boot, you should prepare yourself for an extraordinary gastronomic experience with a variety of the Mediterranean’s best products concentrated in one region. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here’s a guide to the 10 foods that you must try (and in some cases buy as a souvenir). B...

The trulli are historical limestone dwellings now mostly converted into museums or boutique hotels, found in the southern Italian region of Puglia. Unesco inscribed them into their World Heritage List in 1996, describing them as “remarkable examples of drywall construction […] The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders” collected from...

Carnival has always been one of the most awaited celebrations of the year for young and old people, and in Italy it enjoys a very ancient tradition. From North to South in fact, there are many cities celebrating Carnival with processions, masks and above all allegorical wagons.  Putignano, in Apulia, is the country where the latter are not only a f...

I’m on set with first-generation Italian-American Rossella Rago and her 86-year-old maternal grandmother, Romana Sciddurlo, to talk about the evolution of her popular online show Cooking with Nonna. By “set,” I mean the humble basement kitchen in Nonna Romana’s house in Bensonhurst, where Rago spent countless hours during her childhood watching her...

Spring time is the right time to go on a city break, to enjoy the art, history and food of Italian towns at better prices than the high season and at a time where you may find less crowds. Here are five Italian cities we picked from north to south and from the islands, which also offer attractions nearby to go further explore the countryside or the...