Puglia is a region of great charm, which in recent years has seen an increase in the number of tourists, attracted in particular by the golden beaches and the "Caribbean" sea of Salento. But the "heel of Italy" is not only a coastline and seaside life: the hinterland of Puglia, mainly rural and wild, contains many villages, such as the "white cities" of the Valle d'Itria (Cisternino, Locorotondo and the famous Alberobello ), or Ostuni, also called the "gateway to Salento". There are also many villages on the coast: Polignano a Mare, Giovinazzo and Otranto are real gems to visit not only in summer, but in every season of the year. Masserie and ancient taverns will delight you with the food and wine flavors of an area rich in culinary specialties.
We were looking for a place to do nothing. Just walking among the olive trees in a beautiful countryside, go to find friends in an ancient masseria, eat at a trattoria mashed beans with chicory and orecchiette homemade.
In the heart of Daunia, a linguistic island, a living and rich culture, defended by a forest where gush sources of curative mineral waters. And the scent of the ham of Faeto that strengthens the body and the spirit.
The foundation of Patù goes back to 924 A.C. due to the refugees from the neighboring Vereto. Its name, according to some scholars, would derive from the Greek "pathos" indicating the suffering of Vereto people.
We take you to the beautiful medieval village in the province of Parma to discover the majestic Sanvitale Fortress, surrounded by a navigable moat, and culinary delicacies from all over Italy and the world: a real gastronomic siege!
By Joni Scarpolini
The inhabitants of the ancient Calabrian village are devoted to San Teodoro di Amasea, who defeated the terrible monster in 1528: they dedicated a day of the year to their leader to celebrate his exploit