Apulia is among must-see places in 2014 by National Geographic / National Geographic рекомендует посетить Апулию в 2014 году

NGTNational Geographic Traveller published a list of must-see places to visit in new 2014 year, to sum up what is mostly in demand by travellers in the whole world: the authentic places with rich history and culture, genuine nature and traditions. So, it is not at all a surprise that Apulia has entered that list, at this region of Itay is truly unique. NGT also share some tips for travelling to Apulia, giving an advice to visit it in September-October (I would add also April-June and September) when there are fewer tourists around. The magazine calls Alberobello as ‘the fairytale landscape’ for its ‘fanciful trulli’. Continue reading

Cadillac Restaurant and Pizza, Casarano / Казарано

grilled squid

grilled squid

Casarano is a little bit underestimated town in my opinion, of course it is not near the sea, and it is also quite small, but what I like about it is that it has almost a big city life, what I really want to say is that Casarano is very alive, in any season there are a lot of people in the streets, it has nice centre where you can find everything from hypermarket to cinema, with a lot of shops of any kind (there is a big choice for shopping here, by the way Desigual have just recently opened their store (really nice one) in the centre of Casarano), and of course with lots of cafes, bars and restaurants. Among the bars, restaurants and pizzerias with a good quality-price ratio there are Enjoy, Chaplin pub with karaoke, Oste Pazzo, Le Parmente (oyster bar, which also deserves a separate post), but Cadillac Restaurant & Pizza surely deserves a special word… Continue reading

Luxury brands in Apulia / Люксовые бренды в Апулии


LV in Bari

Some people may think that in Italy it is possible to buy luxury brands only in big cities of centre and north of Italy, instead I want to show you that it is not so, that all the luxury brands are present in Apulia, and one can have a very interesting and productive shopping here. In this post I will list the shops/outlets/boutiques where the most important and valuable luxury brands are introduced. And if I don’t mention any brand you are exactly searching for here in Apulia, just write in the comment which brand you are looking for, and I will try to find it and give you all the information….


Кто-то может подумать, что в Италии можно купить люксовые бренды только в крупных городах в центре и на севере Италии, а на самом деле это не так, потому что все люксовые бренды присутствуют в Апулии, и можно устроить себе очень интересный и продуктивный шоппинг. В этом посте я перечислю магазины / аутлеты / бутики, где присутствуют самые важные и ценные люксовые бренды. И если в этом списке не будет упоминаться какая-либо из марок, которую вы хотели бы найти в Апулии, просто напишите в комментариях какой именно бренд вы ищете, и я постараюсь найти его и предоставить вам всю информацию… Continue reading

10.11.2013, wineries of Italy are open for degustations of young wine / Винодельни Италии открыты для дегустаций молодого вина


The San Martino holiday is a national Italian festival of young wine, a long-expected by enotourists and local wine lovers autumn event, celebrated on 11th of November. People of Apulia celebrate the ritual at home in the company of family and friends, consuming in abundance roasted meat and chestnuts with liters of young wine, which is called ‘vino novello’ in Italian.

Instead on Sunday, 10th of November, from 10:00 till 22:00 there will be the day of wineries open for San Martino holiday, ‘Cantine Aperte a San Martino’, organised by Movimento Turismo del Vino Puglia (Apulian Wine Tourism Movement) http://www.mtvpuglia.it, the wineries in all parts of Italy will be open for all interested in discovering the wines of the new vintage. Continue reading

Video of Lecce from RC drone / Видео Лечче с радиоуправляемого дрона

Speaking of Lecce as of candidate city for being the European capital of Culture 2019, I occasionally came upon this video of Lecce taken by the camera attached to a radio controlled multi-rotor drone, an idea of Roberto Leone, who made the video and montage. Thanks to this video it is possible to see the main monuments and churches in all the details, from up to down. The video shows Lecce as you have never seen before!!!

Говоря о Лечче, о том что это город-кандидат на звание Культурная столица Европы 2019 года, я случайно натолкнулась на видео города Лечче снятое камерой, установленной на радиоуправляемый дрон, идея Роберто Леоне, который сделал видео и монтаж. Благодаря этому видео можно увидеть основные памятники и церкви во всех деталях, сверху донизу. Видео показывает Лечче, каким вы его еще не видели!

Lecce is candidate city for European Capital of Culture 2019 / Лечче – город-кандидат на Европейскую столицу культуры 2019


European Capital of Culture is the project of European Union and the idea of Melina Mercouri, the aim of the project is to make even closer the European citizens and to highlight the diversity and richness of culture in various cities of Europe in order to strengthen the feeling of belonging to the community ‘united in diversity’ in accordance to the motto of EU, raising the awareness of common history and values of Europeans. From 1985 the Council of Ministers of the EU annually designates the candidate cities for this prestigious title, which not only attracts attention of tourists, media and insiders, but also favours to positive changes and improvement of the city itself, reinforcing its identity, giving the opportunity for growth to public administrations, and encouraging people to have an active role in cultural development of their city. Continue reading