Travel and Discover Italy’s Best Secret: Puglia

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People always ask me where my favorite place to visit in Italy is and it will always remain Puglia! Puglia is the heel of Italy’s boot, and more importantly remains one of the best-kept secrets in Italy. My mother was born in Puglia so I had the great fortune of spending my childhood summers in her small hometown of Toritto.  As I have grown and continued my travels to Italy, Puglia is the one part of Italy that still remains largely unchanged.  It contains one of the purest and delicious forms of food. Everything is locally sourced and restaurants are quaint and serve the highest quality ingredients.

Donatella family shot Italy Kitchen (4)

Learning how to make pasta from my Aunts!

You can sleep in converted farmhouses and the beaches are stunning. I urge you to discover Puglia- you won’t regret it! Here is my quick guide and some great links for more detailed information:

Here’s my quick passport to Puglia!

Where to shop

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/puglia/shopping

Where to eat

Porta d’Oriente

Caffe Ronchi Striccoli

II Rombo Di Florio

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/puglia/restaurants

Where to stay

Hotel San Nicola www.hotelsannicola.com

Agriturismo Montepaolo www.montepaolo.it

Salento Nascosto http://www.salentonascosto.it

What to see

http://www.cntraveller.com/guides/europe/italy/puglia/what-to-see

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/puglia/sights

 

 

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