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The Hotel Stay in Puglia That Still Bugs Me: 3 Tips to Help You Book Your Puglia Summer Accommodations

Otranto harbor

Planning a summer trip to Puglia? These three tips will help you avoid a hotel disaster.

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Seven Longobard Sites Newest Additions to UNESCO Heritage List

Saint Michael at the Sanctuary of Saint Michael in Puglia

Last month, UNESCO inscribed Italy’s newest World Heritage sites: The Longobards in Italy. Places of the Power (568-774 A.D.). Treated as one entity, these seven sites stretch from as far north as Castelseprio, a small village in Lombardy where is located Santa Maria Fortis Portas and the castrum with the Torba Tower, to as far …

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Ask the Italy Expert: Outlet Shopping and Rome Pastry Shops

  I get lots of emails from readers asking for Italy travel advice. And while I like to think of myself as the Italy travel resource, I know that there are tons of bloggers, writers, tour operators, travel consultants, and many other Italophiles who have knowledge on specific subjects, like villa rentals, Tuscany antique markets, …

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Four Great Golf Courses in Italy

Golfing has grown increasingly popular over the past decade, thanks in no small part to one Tiger Woods, who has proven to be a diligent, exacting, and exciting player both on and off the green. Woods’ celebrity has meant a ton of new golf watchers and enthusiasts, who jump at the chance to work on …

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Puglia Has a New Tourism Website

Thinking about basking on a beach in Bari or visiting the newest shrine to Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo? The region of Puglia has announced a new tourism website at ViaggiareinPuglia.it. The well-designed, easy-to-navigate site has the usual practical details (weather, how to get there, etc.), as well as searchable hotel and restaurant info (with …

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Italy’s Newest Saint Venerated

On April 24, the new tomb of Padre Pio was unveiled in the Puglian city of San Giovanni Rotondo. The new tomb now features the exhumed body of Italy’s most recent homegrown saint, who died in 1968 and who was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002. According to Ian Fisher’s San Giovanni Rotondo …

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20 Things We Love About Italy – Part 2

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s run-down of part 1 of 20 Things We Love About Italy. Hopefully, the list has given you more travel ideas and the inspiration to learn more about all of Italy’s 20 regions. Now, without further ado, the remaining 10 favorites on our list: 11) Termoli, Molise. If Puglia (see #13) …

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