Rolling hills dotted by olive trees, gorgeous beaches with turquoise water, poppy fields, vineyards, and charming villages—if you think this is Tuscany, think again. Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot, is all this and more, and now it’s coming onto the radar of American travelers in a big way. And since the area isn’t very well connected by public tr...

Much of this ancient peninsula is rich in UNESCO heritage sites and well known for its red wine production. However Italian whites, particularly from the South, rarely get enough respect. Despite the fact that they absolutely deserve it and are among some of the best wines being produced in Italy today. Many are made from hard-to-pronounce grapes:...

The cast of the 25th James Bond film will brave the summer heat to shoot for two months in a dramatically beautiful Puglia town this August and September. Director Cary Fukunaga will film the as-yet-untitled movie, known so far as “Bond 25”, starring Daniel Craig as 007, at Gravina di Puglia in the province of Bari. "After recently hosting the late...

Perched on a cliff on the Gargano promontory of Puglia, Vieste is a great summer destination. The town has been awarded the Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education several times thanks to the quality of its waters, part of the Gargano National Park. Vieste's most known site is Pizzomunno, a vertical rocky monolith standing at 25 m (...

Conversano, formerly the ancient Cupersanum, was inhabited as early as the Iron Age, the last of the epoch of the protohistory of humanity after the Stone Age and Bronze Age, when the Peucetians founded Norba. Later on, in the 6th century, it flourished into a trading town with strong influence from the neighboring Greek colonies. It was then conqu...

Molfetta e New York distano in linea d'aria più di 7000 km, eppure ci sono storie che possono raccontare di un legame indissolubile fra queste due città. Si tratta di storie che spesso partono da ciò che più caratterizza la nostra terra, per esempio la cucina. Alessandro Pendinelli, executive chef del ristorante "Al Vicoletto" sulla 9 East 17th Str...

When the weather is warm and meals tend to be lighter, many wine-lovers opt for a chilled glass of rosé. Although rosé wines are produced in different countries around the world (including the U.S), we commonly associate them with the south of France. That was—before we visited Puglia, an epicenter of pink wine production. Before that, we didn’t ev...

"Sento fortemente di essere un bambino del Sud". Con questa dichiarazione d’orgoglio per le sue origini John Turturro ha ringraziato la città di Giovinazzo che ieri sera lo ha insignito della cittadinanza onoraria e gli ha consegnato le chiavi della città. Una giornata storica, il cui ricordo resterà letteralmente impresso (Turturro ha lasciato l’i...

The European summer is well underway, and many tourists are flocking to Italy to soak up all the Belpaese has to offer under clear blue skies. Here are five Italian destinations worth visiting in summer, that offer an alternative to the typical tourist spots like Rome and Venice. Bologna, Emilia-RomagnaA foodie’s paradise and home to the world’s ol...

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE – November 7, 2019 And join our Honorary Chair Pat Civitate for our 5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner “An Evening in Puglia” benefitting the Italian American Cultural Center of Iowa. We will be featuring the diverse and rich cuisine from the Apulian Region known for burrata, taralli, orecchiette and of course some incredible wines!...