It’s all in the details

Lizzano, Puglia A day in the vineyards. A perfect day absorbing the ins and outs of some area vineyards and cantinas. The land, the hardworking people and the wines. So very fortunate to have had that experience. One that all should plan for while in Puglia. You will not be sorry. Immerse yourself in details... Continue Reading →

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Vino!

I spent a glorious day with friends traveling to several Pugliese cantinas and from the beginning to the end of it, it was magnificent. The countryside, the museums, the wines...splendido! Puglia is ripe with vineyards so it is not difficult to come across one cantina after another. Many you are able to visit on set... Continue Reading →

Sunset on the Ionian

Porto Cesareo, Puglia I've never met a sunset I don't like but I have to say that the sun setting over Italy has got to be one of my favorites. The sun setting over the sea, now that's above and beyond favorite. The cotton-candy pinks, the soft orange and the lazy blue and grey blend... Continue Reading →

Recycle

In Mesagne's centro storico you will encounter this sweet little family on your walk through the cobblestone streets. Perfectly placed in a busy side street, this family sits atop an old wooden pallet and smiles at the passersby. Such a fun, simple way to adorn the street outside your home, shop or restaurant and sure... Continue Reading →

Ostuni – La Citta Bianca

About 5 miles from the Adriatic Sea, lies the hilltop town of Ostuni. A main tourist city to both Italians and foreigners, Ostuni attracts many to its quaint streets, shops nestled into tiny alleys and restaurants and cafes for every taste bud. Famously dubbed La Citta Bianca "the white city," Ostuni boasts beautiful views of... Continue Reading →

girasole

Girasole, literally translated to turnsun. Not as poetic as sunflower or nearly as romantic as girasole. Turn towards the sun. But a perfect word nonetheless for the perfect flower in my opinion. A flower most often associated with Italy for their fields upon fields of sunflowers dotting the countryside. Their lively petals shine in the... Continue Reading →

Taking pride in Mesagne

Mesagne, Puglia Mesagne is my favorite place on Earth. Yes, I know. I haven't been everywhere to be able to say that rightfully, but of all the places I've been, it's my favorite. It remains a special place in my heart, always on my mind and a I never grow tired of photographing its beauty.... Continue Reading →

San Cosimo

On a short drive outside of the medieval town of Oria sits the sanctuary of Ss Cosma and Damian. We make this stop on our trip each time as they were the patron saints of my Nonna. Years ago the sanctuary was home to a small zoo that as children we loved to visit on... Continue Reading →

Italian Street Scene

Mesagne, Puglia I can't quite narrow down what my favorite thing to photograph while in Italy. I love the farms, the beaches, the tiny little streets in the old part of town, the food and the people. Especially the elderly. Often I will try to start up a conversation in which the majority of the... Continue Reading →

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