First of all Buon 2015!
We have been super busy in the last few months organising our weddings for the summer.
Lots of excitement and dedication to make sure our brides and grooms have a unique and unforgettable wedding.
Today we feel particularly proud of being from Puglia and want to share with you some of the glorious comments Puglia had in 2014 in worldwide famous magazines and newspapers such as the Guardian, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Highlife, Vanity Fair, the Independent and several other magazines in India, Germany, the USA, Russia, New Zealand and more…
Just to mention some.
National Geographic and Lonely Planet:
Puglia, the best region in the world. Second in the list of best value travel destinations in the world for 2014.
Puglia is comprised of sun-bleached landscapes, silver olive groves, picturesque seascapes, and memorable hilltop and coastal towns. It is a lush, largely flat farming region, skirted by a long coast that alternates between glittering limestone precipices and long sandy beaches. The heel of Italy juts into the Adriatic and Ionian Seas and the waters of both are stunningly beautiful, veering between translucent emerald-green and dusky powder blue. Its extensive coastline bears the marks of many conquering invaders: the Normans, the Spanish, the Turks, the Swabians and the Greeks. Yet, despite its diverse influences, Puglia has its own distinct and authentic identity.
In a land where the cuisine is all-important, Puglia’s cucina povera (peasant cooking) is legendary. Olive oil, grapes, tomatoes, eggplants, artichokes, peppers, salami, mushrooms, olives and fresh seafood strain its table. Although boasting some of Italy’s best food and wines, in some places it’s rare to hear a foreign voice. But in July and August Puglia becomes a huge party, with sagre (festivals, usually involving food), concerts and events, and thousands of Italian tourists heading down here for their annual break.
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/puglia#ixzz3OAsBWByG
One of the “17 Places To Travel Before They Get Famous”, Puglia appears also in￼ Huffington, American magazine.
Jamie Oliver stopped here to discover the secret to make the best bread in the world. Here his video.
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Gustasp and Jeroo Irani, in their Indian website write:
In sunny untouched south-eastern Italy (in the heel of what is called the Italian boot), languidly spreads a region studded with charming towns, baroque cathedrals and basilicas, luxuriant vineyards and millennium olive trees (That’s right! The trees are over a thousand years old!). Read more here
The New York Times:
In Lecce, Making Magic With Humble Ingredients…
In the Guardian, Kate Simon writes:
For the Italians, Puglia is like Cornwall: they come here for sun, sea and seriously good food, fished from nearby waters and produced in the fertile pastures that supply much of the fresh contents of the country’s larders, and to sup the increasingly admired local wines, negroamaro, primitivo di Manduria and Salice Salentino.
The Independent says:
Puglia, the region that runs down Italy’s heel, is a gourmet’s dream. Its cuisine, a kind of blueprint for the classic Mediterranean diet, is rooted in cucina povera (peasant cookery) and based on simple staples such as vegetables, seafood, pasta and olive oil. All local, of course. Puglia is one of Italy’s most fertile regions and produces more than 40 per cent of the country’s olive oil as well as much of its grain and vast quantities of wine.
Viva la Puglia!
The Italian Wedding Company.