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Are you one of those travellers who always likes to take souvenirs back from your trips? Anything from a fridge magnet of the Tower of Pisa to a carpet from Marrakech? Let us help you with some ideas should you visit the wonderful and captivating region of Puglia, the heel of Italy.   1 – CERAMICS FROM FASANO CERAMICHE IN GROTTAGLIE The city of Grottaglie in the province of Taranto is has since the 17th century known for the production of plates, vases, ornaments, cups, tiles, ceramics. The Fasanos have

Making a marriage proposal ranks right up there as one of life’s most exciting yet nerve-wracking experiences. Once you have decided to pop the question, where soon becomes a pressing query. It’s essential to make sure you’ve found the perfect place to hear that one word “yes”. As fuel for the imagination, here are five gorgeous places for lovers. Each one is more than enough to inspire anyone to get down on one knee and put a ring on it. Apartment La Duchessa, in the heart of the timeless Tuscan

Puglia (often translated as Apulia in English) has become one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations in recent years. This beautiful region in Italy’s deep south attracts visitors for its amazing beaches, fabulous regional cuisine  and stunning architecture. Puglia is also known for its excellent wine and is in fact Italy’s biggest producer of wine, with many produced in Salento, the region tucked into the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’. The Mediterranean climate here of mild winters and hot summers is especially favourable for wine production. There are 25 wines produced

I have been visiting the region of Salento for the past 8 years. For those unfamiliar with this unspoilt part of Italy,  rich in history and tradition,  Salento is an area in the region of Puglia occupying the “heel” of Italy’s “boot”. Sun kissed for most part of the year, Salento is best known for its friendly welcome, Tramontana and Scirocco winds, white washed houses, baroque architecture,  wonderful sandy beaches, crystal clear sea, not to mention its cuisine. A truly Italian holiday destination, which has finally found a well deserved place in international

When Passepartout-Homes asked me to write a piece for their blog, I thought about what could be of interest to the readers and I’ve asked Passepartout Homes where the properties in the portfolio are located. Amongst all the beautiful and exotic locations, one popped up to my eye immediately, Otranto. Otranto is in Puglia (Apulia) in the southern part of Italy, right at the bottom of the heel and more importantly for me it is where my mum is from.   I know what you are going to say now,