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!...

Is there an Italian region that is hotter these days than Puglia, or as we say in English, Apulia? I don’t think so. Granted, you can argue that Basilicata is the current Italian hot spot, with the New York Times celebrating it in their travel section as the number three of fifty-two places to go in the world in 2018, and with Matera being designat...

The Adriatic coast of Italy is one with many secrets, among which two sites that have been visited by angels of all stripes: some of them have hovered over the land for centuries.  Perhaps today they have finally vacated the territory, because the many traditional - and sometimes weary sagre that used to attract every member of the villages around...

The Southern Italian region of Puglia has never been at a loss for great food and drink. In the old days, by train, it used to be an overnight slog of six-plus hours from Rome. These days, with smaller air carriers, you can get there in an hour from all over Europe. It is a region that has long been known for its mix of beaches, castles, fantastic...

We are in Puglia, ma a New York. La Puglia conquista il cuore dell'America: fino al 3 luglio una pubblicità che racconterà le meraviglie del territorio sarà trasmessa a Times square, a ripetizione su un grande display. Ogni 10 minuti, fra i tantissimi spot che popolano quella piazza – attraversata ogni giorno da 450mila persone – si potranno vedere...