Tracing Your Italian Genealogy and Heritage

Whether you simply want to create a family tree, find living relatives in Italy, visit the ancestral hometown or pursue Italian citizenship, we talk to leading Italian genealogy experts on how to make your Italian roots come alive.

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Resources for Italian Ancestry and Citizenship

If you're looking for help with tracing your Italian roots or applying for Italian citizenship, we give you our favorite resources (books, websites, companies) to help.

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6 Tips for Getting Started With Italian Genealogy

One in 10 Americans (and many others around the world) can trace their roots back to Italy. A leading Italian genealogist shares useful tips for starting your Italian family trips and find your roots in Italy.

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A Lesson in Pugliese Cooking

Our cooking class is in a whitewashed former stable with a lipstick-red door, called Stalla del Prete, featuring a wood-fired oven dating from 1500. Our three-hour morning class includes lots of hands-on participation, demonstrations and lunch afterward.

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Great Local Tour Guides in Calabria, Molise, Basilicata and Puglia

If you're visiting any of these wonderful southern Italy regions, we have the local guides you should hire to accompany you. They offer everything from Vespa and biking tours to tours to trace your family's geneaology.

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A Day Out in the Salento with Yle

A longtime subscriber had been urging me to meet this local guide and tour, saying this warm and passionate Lecce native had a particular knack helping others experience undiscovered Puglia. She was right.

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Where to Stay in Puglia: Elegant Retreat and Rental in Ostuni

A long tree-lined stone drive leads to the stunning main house whose white washed walls white exterior contrasts with lush green lawns and bright flowers in shades of pink, purple and red. The 65-acre property boasts hundreds of ancient olive trees, private gardens tucked in hidden places and a salt water swimming pool.

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Where to Stay in Puglia: Il Frantoio

Il Frantoio offers lovely accommodations, welcoming hosts and the chance to try five different DOP-grade extra virgin olive oils from the farm's 600-year-old underground olive oil press. Cooking lessons too!

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Where to Stay in Puglia: Six Masserie Offer Charm and Comfort

The demand for places to stay in Puglia has been met by innovative locals transforming many of the Puglia's centuries-old fortified farmhouses, called masserie, into modern oases. Here are six that combine local architecture, autenthic touches and luxury amenities.

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More Places to Eat and Drink in Puglia

Puglia offers fine, fresh, simple cuisine and the wines...visit this authentic Salentine restaurant in Lecce, then hit a hip, new enoteca for wine tasting. Looking for the best restaurant in Puglia? It might be in Conversano.

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