Genuinely Good Lucanian Cuisine at Becco della Civetta in Castelmezzano

The drive through Basilicata Region opens up to a charming little surprise. Concealed in the Lucanian Dolomites at an altitude of around 1000 meters is the town of Castelmezzano, a peaceful jewel with a breathtaking landscape of the mountain ranges. Its undisturbed tranquility and resplendence has enchanted anyone who crosses its path. In fact, it…

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Discovering Conversano, a Town of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy

Conversano, formerly the ancient Cupersanum, was inhabited as early as the Iron Age, the last of the epoch of the protohistory of humanity after the Stone Age and Bronze Age, when the Peucetians founded Norba. Later on, in the 6th century, it flourished into a trading town with strong influence from the neighboring Greek colonies.…

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Dimora Ulmo Ristorante in Matera: Cuisine and Art in a Paleolithic Setting

In the labyrinth of alleys that lead to unexpected turns amidst ancient stone houses and cave dwellings dating back from the Paleolithic or better known as Old Stone Age, you arrive to the 18th-century Palazzo Torraca (Torraca Palace) where Dimora Ulmo Ristorante is settled in. It is an elegant building previously owned by the Ulmo…

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La Locanda del Profeta in Naples: Tasting the Stories of Simone Profeta

Naples may be about pizza but it’s also about unforgettable dishes of antipasto, pasta and main courses. Being along the coast, it’s also about the Mediterranean diet, an abundance of fish, vegetables, fruits, as well as meat. Without a doubt, the city has one of the best cuisines in Italy. Ask any Neapolitan about it…

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The Excellence of Fresh Seafood at Ristorante Meraviglioso in Polignano a Mare, Italy

After seeing the incredible iconic view of the beach of Polignano a Mare when you enter the town, the first thing you will notice is the effervescence of the place. In the warm months, Polignano a Mare is the destination of hordes of people who love the sea, the well-kept historical town, and Apulian gastronomy.…

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Pàlato Cafè & Bistrot in Molfetta, Italy: Three Floors of Pure Magic

The town of Molfetta is an ancient small fishing town in Puglia along the Adriatic Coast with fishbone-shaped alleys lined with houses made with tuff. It is another one of Puglia’s ancient architectural treasures that are frequented for its relaxed small town seaside atmosphere. Just a few steps from its ancient door is the entrance…

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Home-Style Apulian Cuisine at Casa San Giacomo in Ostuni, Italy

Ostuni, La Città Bianca (The White City), is one of the most popular summer holiday places in Italy because of its proximity to the Adriatic Coast. Established around 1000 B.C. by the Messapians, a lapygian tribe in the Classic Antiquity period, it has a characteristic antique architecture of whitewashed stone houses with weaving alleys. Restaurants…

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The Gourmet Pizza of Giuseppe Maglione at Daniele Gourmet in Avellino, Italy

Neapolitan by origin and having grown in the world of pizzas, Giuseppe Maglione’s recollections of his childhood were breathing flour and dipping his hands in the dough in his grandmother’s pizzeria in Naples. Opened in 1965 in Naples, Anna Daniele (thus the name of the pizzeria), followed her passion of frying pizzas (and we know…

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The Flavors of the Sea at Locanda Indelli in Monopoli (Puglia), Italy

A small town along the coast of the Adriatic Sea, Monopoli flourishes with a rich gastronomy tied to the waters. From the freshest catch of the fishing boats to the produce that are cultivated in its land, Monopoli, like its neighboring Apulian towns, has its own specialties on the table. Locanda Indelli is located right…

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First Rate Seafood at Osteria di Chichibio in Polignano a Mare (Puglia), Italy

Being an extremely popular small seaside town in Puglia, Polignano a Mare is teeming with seafood restaurants so anyone will never run out of places to go to. The big question is always the same. Which one is the best place to go to where the quality of the food is foremost? The most sought…

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Cocktails at Ostuni’s Ancient Alley: Riccardo Caffè in Puglia, Italy

The cobblestone alleys of Ostuni, the ancient White City of Puglia, reverberate with life in summer as the restaurants and bars take over the little corners of the narrow streets with tables, chairs and bean bags. With the backdrop of white walls and cobblestones, the colors spilled all over the town create a unique and…

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Deep Roots of Puglia at Ristorante Pashà in Conversano (Puglia), Italy

The story of Pashà is about a mother’s courage and natural maternal instinct to take care of things when difficulties arise in the family. When the restaurant got a call from their current chef who couldn’t come to work because of a medical surgery, the kitchen was going to be left unmanned. That’s the time…

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A Michelin Star in the Vineyards: Ristorante Marennà in Sorbo Serpico (Campania), Italy

In the middle rolling hills of the Campanian Apennines lies Feudi di San Gregorio Estate, a futuristic rectangular structure created in 2004 by renowned Japanese architect Hikaru Mori. It stands prominently amidst its perfectly combed vineyards. It is the largest wine producer in the region and internationally well-known. To boost the enhancement of the perfect…

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Ristorante and B&B Li Jalantuùmene in Monte Sant’ Angelo (Puglia), Italy

When you are pointing your travels towards the region of Puglia (Apulia), in southern Italy, there is a plenitude of towns to visit. Be it any area, the Apulian characteristics are nevertheless notable with its whitewashed houses, pristine beaches along the Adriatic Sea, mountains, tradition, wines, extra virgin olive oil and cuisine. Being a sunny…

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