• Local Celebrations: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    The local religious celebrations represent a pillar of the Puglia’s culture and also a cheerful example of the richness of our traditions. On the 16th July, the Catholic Church celebrates Our Lady of Mount Carmel. This devotion has ancient roots, especially in the Southern Italy and in Puglia. Indeed here there ...

  • Abbey of San Leonardo: when architecture, astronomy and religion meet

    A few miles from Manfredonia, along the road that leads to Foggia, there is the Abbey of San Leonardo di Siponto, an enchanting place for its history and unique in the world for its astronomical phenomena. Built in a Romanesque style, its exact date of foundation is unknown, although it is ...

  • Cartapesta: Lecce’s Artistic Legacy

    Discovering the old tradition of Cartapesta in Lecce with Victoria | #PugliaByMe A craft very unique to Lecce in the Salento region of Puglia is cartapesta, papier-mâché. No, not the papiermâché you did in elementary school… papier-mâché as an art form! In fact, especially here in Lecce you will find many ...

  • Castles in Puglia

    The strategic location of Puglia has often made the region vulnerable to attacks by several civilizations from both the sea and the mainland. Over the centuries, all the emperors and families who have ruled this land have always fortified the region with the construction of towers, castles and military fortifications. ...

  • Baroque Architecture

    Discovering the Baroque Architecture   The Leccese Baroque is an architectural style that developed in Puglia during the 17th and the 18th centuries when the bishops decide to reaffirm their power and authority. It is one of the flagships of the art here in the region, along with the Romanesque style. The new ...

  • Masserie

    One of the symbols of the countryside in Puglia and of high importance for the landscape in the Murge area is definitely the Masseria (manor house), an old building that for its architectural style recalls the Roman villas. The Masseria is in fact closely related to the concept of Latifondo ...

  • Egnazia Ruins Puglia – Archaeological Site Egnazia

    Along the Adriatic coast between Monopoli and Savelletri is where the Archaeological Park with the ruins of Egnazia is located. This site that occupies 40 hectares of land is today the most important archaeological site that has been discovered in Puglia. The ancient Gnathis was a very important Greek-Messapian town ...

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