Most travellers to Italy opt for the same: Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi Coast. However, the Italian South offers a completely different feel than the typical popular tourist destinations. Next time you make your way over to Italia, try venturing out from the usuals and add one of these overlooked southern cities to your Italian itinerary.

Baglioni Hotels & Resorts officially welcomes its newest property in the collection with the highly anticipated launch of Baglioni Masseria Muzza located in Puglia, southern Italy. Ideal for American travelers rediscovering Italy this summer, the heart of the newly transformed Masseria is an ancient whitewashed building, dating back to the 17th cen...

Giada De Laurentiis just proved she can fulfill any pasta challenge — in and out of the kitchen. The Food Network star, 51, who is currently traveling through Italy with boyfriend Shane Farley, 50, daughter Jade, 14, and other family members, just made her most recent stop in Bari. The city in southern Italy is known for being home to the grandmot...

A new partnership between Mississippi State University and Italy’s University of Salento will benefit both institutions as faculty work together advancing solutions to global food supply challenges through digital technology and smart agriculture. University of Salento Rector Fabio Pollice and Vice Rector Maria Antonietta Aiello recently met with M...

Light, funny and bubbly, of course! In just two years, the “Pink Wine” from Apulia – also known by its Italian name Puglia, pronounced “pulia”- triumphed in New York City.  This is what the Summer Fancy Food 2022, the largest U.S. show devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages, tells us. In three days, a crowd of guests, foreign buyers,...

Every country has its forgotten corners, the regions ignored by visitors, the backwaters often blighted by poverty, history and geographical bad luck. Even Italy, among the most blessed of destinations, has such outposts, places that until recently were often seen only by the more well-informed travellers. Few of these overlooked destinations deser...

The Puglia region of Italy is a fertile region fast becoming a favorite destination among foodies and lovers of traditional Italian food. While that may be new, the high heel of Italy’s boot has long been a hot vacation destination for Italians looking for fun in the sun. But it’s the food in Puglia that turns a foodie’s head. Thanks to ideal growi...

That of F. Divella Spa is a story that certainly deserves to be told. Recently, the famous Italian company received the title of Historic Brand of National Interest from the Ministry of Economic Development. This is a special recognition for one of the most important pasta companies in Italy. DIVELLA’S HISTORY To trace the beginnings of Divella’s h...

There are many, many reasons why everyone seems to holiday in Puglia. Lecce is one of them. This honey-coloured city is a real gem, but don't call it an open-air museum: local people know that there is much more to the beauty of its churches and galleries. With its irresistible mix of Baroque and exquisitely Mediterranian landscapes, it is a perfec...

In the Southern Italian region of Puglia exist unique huts made of stacked stone. Similar in size and appearance to igloos (minus the snow and ice), they have cone-shaped roofs and are accessible via a small door. They are called trulli, deriving from the Latin word turris, which means tower. The particular huts are specific to the Itria Valley, in...