8 Unforgettable Reasons To Visit Puglia Next Year

You, my friend, need an authentic, off-the-beaten-path encounter encounter with Italy. Here are 8 reasons to skip Tuscany and head to charming Puglia in southern Italy.

Ristorante Da Nico in Matera, Italy

Believe it or not, I discovered the restaurant I’m going to tell you about today on a 9-hour flight from Italy to New York. I was stuck in the middle seat, feeling chatty (since there was no way I was going to sleep) so the lucky co-passenger to my left named Luca got to hear me gush over how much I love Italy and all the places I’d been...

The Gelateria that Scoops 840 Cones a Day

Gelato that makes me lust for another scoop before I’ve finished the first- that’s basically what I’m searching for at all times when in Italy. So when I met my new friend Antonella, a local in a seaside village called Peschici in the “spur” of Italy’s boot, I asked her where I could find the best gelateria...

Top 5 Experiences You CAN’T Miss in Southern Italy

There are so many unique activities and experiences to be had in Southern Italy! If you're stuck on Tuscany, I don't blame you... but I have to tell you, Southern Italy is a treasure trove of authentic and beautiful experiences, places, and people that you would sorely be missing out on!

Being Vegetarian in Italy

So you’re traveling to Italy and you want the most authentic experience. But you’re also vegetarian! Italian cuisine is extremely vegetarian-friendly (probably the most vegetarian-friendly of all European cuisines). You’ve got pizzas, pastas, paninis, gelato and coffee. Some spots even have vegan options! But you have to look in the right places...

hand holding a pastry filled with cheese and tomato sauce rustico

Dishes to Know Before Traveling to Puglia

Where do Italians go for great food? Straight to Puglia, where the cucina povera tradition celebrates the profound flavors of fresh, local produce. What’s amazing about the food in Puglia is that it boasts great flavor with minimal ingredients- only about 3-5 per dish. On your way to a restaurant, you might pass fields of artichokes, fava beans, and of course, ....