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 spectacular statues and even a ceiling in one of the churches is actually papier-mâché e! And trust me, you would never suspect it unless it was pointed out to you!!
Hi, I’m Viviana and this is my hometown | #PugliaByMe
If you are planning to spend some time in Puglia, my hometown Giovinazzo could be a nice stop to add to your list, while visiting the Bari Land. Located few kilometres North from Bari, Giovinazzo is a charming peninsula surrounded by the blue Adriatic sea, with the characteristic old town set within sturdy walls, which enclose a number of architectural beauties.
Today we introduce you Antonella Aresta, a multifaceted artist, originally from Bitonto (Bari), who is specializes in Aerial Photography. Antonella impressed us with her beautiful shots that offer a breathtaking view of Puglia and we asked her to tell us how she began this particular adventure.
We love to connect with locals and visitors to discover that they think and “feel” of Puglia, as they always have such nice stories to tell us. Indeed few months ago we had the pleasure to come across Scott’s blog and read about his story and how he decided to give a turn to his life and move down to Puglia with his lovely wife.
Bisceglie in pills by Francesco | #PugliaByMe
Hello, my name is Francesco Brescia, I’m from Bisceglie and, if I wasn’t from Puglia, I would still choose to come from it! Here some information and tips of the town where I was born, where I live and where I am waiting for you to come and discover its beauties.
Discovering Conversano with Domenico | #PugliaByMe
If you ask for information on Conversano to those who live in the neighbourhood, probably the first thing they would tell you is that it’s “the city of the noble” or “the city of the Count”. Not always with cheerful spirit though, but we are not here to make speeches of parochialism.
I had been told to follow the sea and I started travelling, as a ship. The sea cradled me and the wind was my only mentor. I have crossed so many seas, but at the end, my ship came back to a safe harbour: the one that, just looking at it, is capable to take your breath away and make your heart beat faster.
This harbour is full of memories, slowly moved by the childish souvenirs of the summers spent on that beaches. That’s Puglia. Puglia is tradition, memory, emotion.