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Ceglie Messapica – A Brief History

I’ve just collaborated with local historian and tour guide Michele Miccoli to produce this short film about the history of Ceglie Messapica. The local towns in the Valle d’Itria are babies in comparison to Ceglie Messapica… even Herodotus name checks the white walled town. It is known as ‘città d’arte …

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A short film of Martina Franca

A stroll through Martina Franca one hot summer evening last July! This is a very attractive part of the town, baroque architecture with delightful restaurants and shops (some a little touristy but not too much!). At the end of July, beginning of August the town also hosts a music festival …

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A Drone View of Trullo Adagio

At the beginning of the season I took a drone over, hoping to get views of Ceglie Messapica from the air. But after checking the local regs I decided not to risk it… though I did manage to get airborne over the trullo. If you are wondering about the location …

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Is Puglia the new Tuscany?

Puglia’s microclimate produces some of Italy’s tastiest food – for years appreciated only by the locals. But the south-east’s best-kept secret is becoming a hot destination for gourmet travellers, says Amy Raphael The airport gives it away. On a Saturday afternoon in Bari, there is only one other plane sitting …

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Orechietti con Cime di Rape – by Mino Maggi with Rick Stein

Mino is well known chef in the region and lives about 20 minutes from Trullo Adagio on the outskirts of a town called Locorotondo. And if you’ve been late getting up today (Saturday) and were eating your cornflakes whilst watching Saturday Kitchen, you will have seen Rick Stein chatting with …

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