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Colors of Apulia - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Chiesa di San Pio da Pietrelcina -  San Giovanni Rotondo Craft and culinary traditions form a great part of Puglia region's culture. During their vacations, travelers can witness the most unusual festivals and events that differ much from events in any other region of Italy. Puglia is ranked first in the country in grape harvesting and is the champion of the country for the production of wine. The recipe of some wines has remained unchanged for hundreds of years that make them truly unique.
Every town of charming Puglia has amazing hotels and inns that will surprise guests not only with their good service, but also with their unique history. In the immediate vicinity of Fasano … Open
In addition to high quality wine, the region is famous due to olive oil of high quality. Local olive groves are among the oldest in Europe and can be called important landmarks of Puglia. Cheese production is also a very interesting national craft; the fact is that there are no large dairies in Puglia.
Local farmers are major producers of cheese, which is now delivered in a variety of countries around the world. Indigenous people recognize exclusively home-made cheese and consider products made on large-scale plants to be fakes. During the year, there are fairs and festivals of cheese in various cities in the region; products of the best producers are represented there. Territories of some farms have small dairies that don’t look modern; many farmers are happy to arrange tours for curious tourists. Copyright
The region of Puglia is situated in the south-eastern part of Italy; almost the entire territory of the province is occupied by rich forests, olive groves and vineyards. Nature is truly … Open
Speaking of the gastronomic traditions of the region, it’s certainly worth to mention Tipica Festival; its permanent venue is Castellana Grotte. This large-scale festival&exhibition is dedicated to the most popular products in the region; foodies come to participate in tastings even from distant China. All the festivities begin after 5:00 pm and continue until late at night. There are numerous gastronomic stands, where you can taste the best products; after 9:00 pm an exciting culinary show starts. Every evening, one of the famous chefs prepares a grand dinner; famous comedians and humorists try to assist him. Tipica Festival is one of the most unusual of its kind. It is usually carried out in the middle of summer, so it is a very interesting complement for recreational activities.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Apulia
♥   Basilica di Ss. Medici Cosma e Damiano, Alberobello, 11.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Conversano, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Martino, Martina Franca, 22.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Nicola, Castellaneta, 22.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di Maria SS. della Madia, Monopoli, 24.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Eustachio, Acquaviva delle Fonti, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa S. Maria Asssunta, Polignano a Mare, 24.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Apulia
♥   Castle 'Conversano Castle' Conversano, 19.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santo Stefano Castle' Monopoli, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Normanno-Svevo' Sannicandro di Bari, 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Aragonese Castle' Taranto, 37.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Episcopio Castle' Grottaglie, 40.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello Svevo' Bari, 42.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sassi Ruines' Sassi, 43.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Italy

The daily routine in Italy is quite free. Mornings traditionally begin with a cup of coffee and freshly baked goods. The Italians are not accustomed to eating on the run, and therefore enjoy the morning coffee slowly; waking up and getting ready for a new day. In the afternoons in Italy, there is a three-hour siesta that allows locals to spend time with family or friends at lunch. The companionship during the meal is an important aspect of Italian culture. Italians are indifferent to fast food. It contradicts their way of life as they are accustomed to enjoying the process of eating. … Open
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