Posted by: Debra Kolkka | July 6, 2015

Puglia

We travelled in Puglia, which is in the south of Italy, in the bit that is the heel of the boot, a few years ago. There are many beautiful towns to visit and the food is some of the very best in Italy.

Puglia


On the downside, the roads are not the best, road signs almost non existent, making driving there a bit difficult. Public transport is unreliable.

Last year we met lovely Victoria who takes small groups to stay in Puglia. Her guests stay in a beautiful place, have cooking lessons, visits olive groves, see gorgeous towns and eat. She knows lots of local experts who can make your trip exceptional. I think this could just be the best way to see Puglia.

She has organised a new tour for autumn this year….click here to take a look, and spend some time on her blog while you are there. There is also a trip to Umbria, Italy’s green heart, that might interest you.


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  1. Nice write-up and pictures. There is something about southern Europe that always draws me back 🙂 and Italy. Italy is my love.

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  2. Love Puglia! But yes, it doesn’t have the best infrastructure for tourists…

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    • It isa few years since we were there, but I can’t imagine the roads are much better. There are some gorgeous towns to visit and the food is divine.

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      • Yes the two sides of the coin…hard to get around, but when you can manage it your efforts are rewarded!

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  3. I love Puglia, the food, the people and the towns!

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    • The food in the south is simple, fresh and absolutely delicious.

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  4. I imagine in some ways, Puglia is a step back in time.

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  5. Puglia is fascinating place, full of contrasts and contradictions isn’t it? The food is worth the journey alone though for sure!

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    • I agree, the food is divine. We stayed at an agriturismo and I can still taste the delicious things we ate. It was called Il Frantoio.

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      • Yumm! I know what you mean. The sensation of the flavours in Puglia is unforgettable.

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  6. When we were looking at buying a property in Italy, some 8 years ago, we thought about Puglia as a possibility. The old trulli and masserie were very attractive, but we noticed that the infrastructure had problems. We are glad we bought in Bagni di Lucca. And yes, Puglia’s food and produce are excellent, but I found out that at the Friday market at Fornacci di Barga there is a stall that brings directly everything from Puglia overnight. Deliciously fresh tomatoes, veggies, cherries… At our doorstep.

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    • I like Puglia, but would prefer to visit, rather than live there.

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  7. What unique houses

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    • The Trulli houses are amazing. It is possible to stay in one, as many have been turned into accommodation.

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  8. I really enjoyed Puglia a few years ago. Very unique and not as overrun with tourists

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  9. Victoria’s tours sound amazingly fun! Like a perfect day really 🙂

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    • I think it would be a great way to enjoy Puglia.

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