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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.