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Back in Puglia


We are back in Puglia for our second trip and another fascinating voyage of discovery beckons. Having arrived in Bari on time, we got down to Lecce allowing us some free time to explore this incredibly historic city. From the old Roman amphitheatre to the Basilica Santa Croce, you can’t help but be immersed…(Read More)

More stunning weather greeted us on Saturday morning for our final full day in beautiful Puglia. So far, the trip has been a revelation as we have been threading together the incredible wine story and witnessing the dramatic changes that the region has been undergoing. Our first stop was Conti Zecca – a family owned…(Read More)

We have been exceptionally lucky with the weather as more pristine blue sky and 25 degrees awaited our day to Noci and Locorotondo. These two towns nestle right in the heart of the Itrian Valley – a limestone depression that marks the boundary between north and south Puglia and about 90 minutes back up the…(Read More)

It is tour season once again and we are kicking off our programme in Puglia. Fabulous weather greeted us in Bari on Wednesday with pristine blue skies and 24 degrees. We are staying in the wonderful town of Lecce – jammed full of Baroque architecture and Roman ruins.   Our first night dinner was held…(Read More)

Puglia in January


It is meant to be cold in southern Italy in January but they were having uncharacteristic weather when I arrived, so I was greeted by blue skies and 20˚C on my arrival in Bari. Even the locals were mystified by the wonderful weather. Staying just south of Brindisi, in the beautiful city of Lecce…(Read More)

More discovery of unknown regions as we headed south west of Lecce. We are in Copertino and Salice Salentino DOC areas now – quite well known and adding yet another string to our Puglian bow. The Apollonio estate is a delightful family estate producing Negroamaro, Primitivo, Malvasia Nera, Montepulciano, Bianco d’Alessino and more. Intense reds…(Read More)