June 2004 – Special Report: Puglia

cover-june2004 Puglia’s Bounty Awaits Food Lovers
Find out why Puglia is renown for its pasta, olives, vegetables and other culinary delights.

A Quick Puglia Primer: What You Need to Know
Location, major cities, weather and history of the “heel” of Italy.

Puglia: No Longer a Silent Wine Producer
Salice Salentino, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and Malvasia Nera di Lecce lead the pack of new Puglia reds, frequently compared to California wines.

Lecce: Puglia’s Crown Jewel
Explore Lecce, called “the Florence of the South” and “the Athens of Puglia,” famous for its golden Baroque architecture.

Castles, Cathedrals, Caves: Highlights of Puglia
Noteworthy natural and architectural wonders in Alberobello, Altamura, Castel del Monte, Castellana, Cisternino, Grottaglie, Lecce, Martina Franca, Monte Sant’Angelo, Ostuni, Pogliano a Mare, Salvetteri di Fasano, San Giovanni Rotondo and Trani.

News, Tips, Deals, and Events
Be Trulli at Home in Puglia; Anna Manieri’s Bed and Breakfast on Rome’s Spanish Steps; Nan McElroy’s Italy: Instructions for Use, Introducing the World’s First Mozzerella Bar at Rome’s Obika; Warning: Beware of Relying on ATMs; A Bargain Telephone Card; Noteworthy Travels: Puglia Edition

Escape to a Peaceful Masseria
Find peace in a hotel room built into a sighting tower from the Middle Ages at Masseria Torre Coccaro

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