What a luxury to take a break from steamy sightseeing to enjoy one of the many beach clubs dotting the Italian shoreline. This one is in Puglia, where many Italians head for ferie in agosto — August holidays. The soft, clear waters of the Adriatic Sea kiss the craggy shoreline, and at this beach club, many…
What a luxury to take a break from steamy sightseeing to enjoy one of the many beach clubs dotting the Italian shoreline. This one is in Puglia, where many Italians head for ferie in agosto (holidays in August). The soft, clear waters of the Adriatic Sea kiss the craggy shoreline, and at this beach club, many of…
Snapshots from Italy: Favorites Across the Years, Part 2
This is the second post in a three-part series. For Part One, please click here. Between the years of 1820-2004, sources show that approximately 5.5 million Italians immigrated to the United States, but the biggest wave of immigration was concentrated during the years of 1880-1914, when more than four million Italians came to the United…
Old world mixes with new as this man of the cloth checks his phone while exiting the Basilica di San Nicola in Bari, Italy. San Nicola (Saint Nicholas), is the patron saint of Bari, Italy, and is thought to be the man who inspired Santa Claus traditions the world over. Please visit Prayers and Piazzas Thursday…
Alberobello and its Trulli: Hidden Treasure in the Heel of Italy’s Boot
Excited to be featured on Tourist by Chance today, writing about a magical little town in my ancestral homeland. Pop over for a visit, and while you’re there, enjoy Valter’s site — a feast for all who love Italy!
“If Puglia were a movie, Lecce would be cast in the starring role.” — Lonely Planet Also called “the Florence of the South,” Lecce is a gorgeous gem in the heel of Italy’s boot. Above is an irresistible vicolo (alley) I stumbled upon while wandering Lecce with my cugini. This post first appeared on Prayers and Piazzas.
Peeking down a sidestreet in Cittavecchia, Bari, in the province of Puglia. The white building in the background is the Basilica di San Nicola, Bari’s saint, believed to be the man who inspired Santa Claus traditions throughout the world. Photo by Prayers and Piazzas.
Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare, a breathtaking cliffside town on the Adriatic Sea, in the heel of the Italian boot. Photo by Prayers and Piazzas.