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The Times: The spa at Masseria San Domenico: This drop-dead
gorgeous hotel has wellbeing at its heart

Irish Independent: Perfect Puglia

Evening Standard: Puglia: Where to eat, drink and stay

Independent: Couples’ retreat heating up Puglia

ITS International: Italian consortium to build Naples-Bari high-speed
railway

Huffington Post: 7 untold reasons Puglia should be on your list of
places to visit

Evening Standard: Masseria Moroseta, a stylish gem in the Puglian
coutryside

Essential Italy: 10 things you didn’t know about Puglia

FWT Magazine: Saving Puglia’s olive groves one tree at a time

Telegraph: Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglian rusticity done with a
lacquer of luxury

Telegraph: 21 places in Italy you never thought to visit (but really
should): Porto Selvaggio, Puglia - “the Salento peninsula in southern
Puglia is the Cornwall or the Galicia of Italy: a seagirt place of ancient
and insular cultural traditions, not all of them diluted into tourist
attractions”; Gargano, Puglia - "The spur on the heel of Italy, the
Gargano is a national park with long, sandy beaches, great forests of
pine and a geographical location that tempers the summer heat with
breezes blowing in from the sea on three sides"

Olive Oil Times: Billion-dollar pipeline threatens UNESCO-protected
olive grove in Puglia

Telegraph: Villa Silva offers wonderful views of the Adriatic coastline
and is decorated with Puglian charm

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Record international travel to Puglia
in 2016

Newsday: 10 underrated destinations; Puglia has all of the
attractions of Tuscany or Umbria, without the crowds

ANSA: Torre Quetta rail station inaugurated on Bari waterfront;
station on Bari-Lecce line enters service on Monday, October 3

The Telegraph: Borgo Egnazia: A luxurious imitation citadel that has
put Puglia on the map among celebrities, sybarites and affluent
families

The Times: Explore Lecce, home of Italy’s wildest architecture

The Telegraph: Masseria Cervarolo: An ideal base for exploring
Puglia’s photogenic Valle d’Itria region

New York Post: Puglia & Matera: History meets cinema in Italy’s
heavenly heel

Ryanair: New Liverpool-Bari route launched for 2017; twice-weekly
service to begin in March

Barron’s: Biking with the family through Puglia

Ryanair Into The Blue: 8 reasons to book a summer holiday in Puglia

Italy Magazine: On the “Olive Oil Road” in Puglia

ANSA: EU funds probe in Puglia train crash

International Railway Journal: Tendering begins for Naples-Bari high-
speed rail line

ANSA: Tourists evacuated from Puglia resort due to forest fire;
massive fire put out before it could reach large hotels near coastal
town of Gallipoli

The Telegraph: What makes Puglia Italy’s hottest new destination?

Architectural Digest: Discover the Salento Peninsula, Italy’s under-
the-radar treasure; located in southern Puglia, the Salento Peninsula
seduces with Baroque architecture, natural beauty, and life’s simple
pleasures

The Independent: “Trulli Delicious”: A taste of southern Italy in
Puglia

Bridge Puglia-USA: “Citta dei Segni” (“City of Dreams”) in Puglia;
director Paola Bernardini, born in Barletta and a New Yorker by
adoption, talks about her first short film, the winner of many awards,
filmed entirely in Puglia

Forbes: Italy’s next great destination; Puglia is everything that the
top-of-mind Italian destinations, like Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast,
are not

Irish Times: Live like a local in Puglia

The Italian Tribune: The cuisine of Puglia’s Taranto, one of Italy’s
oldest and most beautiful port cities

Olive Oil Times: Evaluation by European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
concludes that treatments being used on olive trees in Puglia affected
by bacteria Xylella fastidiosa have resulted in reduction in symptoms,
but are not successful in eliminating disease

The Guardian: Insider’s guide to Bari; raw fish and reggae on the
Adriatic

ANSA: Artists reconstruct Man of Altamura; fossilized Neanderthal
skeleton found in Puglia cave

Washington Post: Italy’s overlooked “heel” has a wealth of food,
wine and unique architecture; pretty seaside views and idiosyncratic
architecture are just two of the reasons the country’s southern region
of Puglia is so underrated

MarketersMedia: Borgo Egnazia partners with Design Holidays to
offer UK travelers the ultimate Italian experience; five-star luxury
resort in Puglia “puts many of the finest hotels in the world to shame”

PRNewswire: Tormaresca, a leader in Puglia’s modern wine
renaissance, officially releases 100% negroamaro rosato “Calafuria” in
U.S. market

Examiner.com: The trulli wonderful houses of Puglia

University of Sheffield: In Puglia, Roman Imperial leaders had a wine
empire away from the battlefield, study suggests; archaeologists from
University of Sheffield uncover unique insight into life of one of
Roman Empire’s most prominent landowners

ANSA: Otranto in Puglia ranks in Trivago’s top 20 Italian historic town
centers; sites are most popular for beauty and competitive prices for
accommodations

Architecture & Design: Italian sculptor resurrects Puglia basilica from
early Christian era; Edoardo Tresoldi uses only wire mesh as ethereal
reminder of region’s rich architectural history

Scientific American: Italy’s olive trees didn’t have to die; new studies
about a deadly bacterium threatening the trees suggest that historic
groves can be saved

The Local: Puglia fears potential refugee influx will deter tourists;
hoteliers concerned after closure of “Balkans route”

Times of Malta: An affordable trip to Puglia

Bloomberg: White wines from Southern Italy are leading a
revolution; Puglia, a food and travel destination with a long coastline
of beaches dotted with thalassotherapy spa, offers local whites as
Verdeca that have the kind of personality that elbows chardonnay
aside

Balkans Business News: Flights from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Bari
begin March 1; service from Mostar Airport on Tuesdays and Fridays
until October 1

ItalianNotebook: Off the beaten track in Puglia; exploring the small
town of Corigliano d’Otranto, near Lecce

International Railway Journal: Ferrotramviaria expands Puglia rail
service with three new passenger trains; each train accommodates up
to 448 passengers

Mirror: Italy’s Puglia region is a “trulli” great place to enjoy a classy
getaway; Nigel Thompson finds conical houses, crazy driving and cool
caves in the historic and sun-drenched heel of Italy’s boot

Stuff: Ten reasons to head to Puglia, one of Italy’s most fascinating
regions; where else can you find ancient Norman relics, Roman roads,
Swabian castles and Spanish churches, coastal walks, limestone caves
and superb food and wine?

ANSA: Irish oil and gas company Petroceltic gives up on prospecting
off Puglia’s Tremiti Islands; the Tremiti are an archipelago located
north of Gargano Peninsula and form part of the Gargano National Park

ITCM: Puglia’s hottest new boutique hotel opening March 24;
Masseria Trapana to offer guests a luxury escape just outside Lecce

Robb Report: Four resorts in Puglia ranked in “Top 10 Emerging
Luxury Destinations of 2016”

The Telegraph: Villa Santoro, near Martina Franca in Puglia, tops list
of Europe’s 10 best rural villas for 2016

ANSA: Italy has world’s best B&Bs; Arezzo, Lecce, Milazzo, Pisa B&Bs
dominate standings

The Irish Times: Walking vacations in Puglia

The New York Times: Actor from Puglia stars in “Italy’s favorite new
film”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Puglia’s airports see continuing
growth in traffic, especially in international flights

Forbes: Olive trees in crisis; bacterium invading Puglia’s Salento
Peninsula, where olive trees have been withering and dying since 2013

ANSA: Lecce in Trivago Global Reputation Ranking top 10 for 2016

The Telegraph: Review of tour of Puglia; one-week tour visits
architecturally-rich towns, coastal resorts and Gargano peninsula

Archaeology: Fishermen report medieval shipwreck off Puglia;
remains of 800-year-old wooden ship found in Porto Cesareo Marine
Protected Area

The Telegraph: Top 10 beach holidays in Italy: 1. Puglia ‒ some of
the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia

ANSA: Padre Pio remains to be displayed in Rome; remains to return
to San Giovanni Rotondo Feb. 14

When On Earth: 20 Best Places to Visit in Italy: Puglia’s Castel del
Monte; UNESCO World Heritage Site features unusual octagonal design

The Province: Enjoying Puglia like locals do; personalized tours root
out region’s hidden gems

Boxscore: Bari to host World Grand Prix volleyball tournament June
17 to 19; “Bari will once again host an important competition that will
raise our profile”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Christmas in Alberobello; “Lights for
Peace” a sign of solidarity with innocent victims of bombers as stars,
crescents, Christmas motifs and snow crystals are screened on the
town’s conical roofs

Italy Magazine: Among UNESCO Sites in Italy You Never Heard Of,
Puglia’s Castel del Monte "is a unique masterpiece of medieval
military architecture"

The Guardian: 10 of the best places to stay in Italy for foodies;
Masseria Il Frantoio in Puglia

Conde Nast Traveler: Make This Your Next Dreamy Italian Vacation;
in our favorite town in Puglia, two expat-owned hotels find the
balance between authentic and inventive

Fosters.com: Let’s Talk Wine: The Pride of Puglia

Huffington Post: Puglia: Italy’s Land of Plenty! Puglia, the heel of
Italy, is one of the most splendid regions in southern Italy, and in my
opinion, the world

Italy Magazine: Traveling around Italy’s olive oil farms; Puglia,
Italy’s main olive oil producing region, is scattered with stunning
hundred- or even thousand-year-old olive trees, which mesmerize
with their twisted and mighty trunks

The Guardian: Unspoilt Italy: Fall head over heels for Puglia’s
Salento region; wild beaches, seriously tempting food and wine,
affordable prices – and few tourists – await those who venture to the
sun-kissed south of Puglia

Dallas Morning News: From Alberobello to Gallipoli, Puglia has it all
for travelers

The Guardian: Masseria Il Frantoio in Puglia among 10 of the best
places to stay in Italy for foodies

ANSA: New ENIT board takes office; “change of pace for Italian
tourism,” culture minister says

ANSA: Italian city and town councils to pocket 429 million euros in
tourist taxes in 2015, Federalberghi reports; taxes applied on
overnight visitors

Timeless Italy: Step Inside a Trullo in Puglia

International Railway Journal: Trenitalia extends high-speed
Frecciarossa rail service to Bari; cuts more than one hour from daily
Milan-Bari roundtrip

The New York Times: The Ancient Allure of Puglia; the slow-paced
villages that make up Salento boast a stunning landscape, deep-blue
seas, centuries of history ‒ and are blissfully isolated from the 21st
century

Gulf News: The simpler pleasures of Puglia; a repository of
overlooked cuisine where peasant traditions still exert a powerful
influence

ResearchItaly: Smart Farms in Puglia towards Europe 2020

Times of Malta: In Puglia, a pilgrimage to the heart of Saint Pio of
Pietrelcina

The Telegraph: Puglia’s honey-hued retreat; Masseria Trapana in
Lecce specializes in simple pleasures

Walks of Italy: Puglia’s Alberobello listed in “The 8 Italian Places To
Visit Before You Die”

Evening Standard: Puglia ‒ Italy’s stylish new hideaway

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: “Salento Closes August with a Bang”;
hotel bookings up 10% for July and August; 30% more visitors to
Adriatic and the Ionian Sea beaches

Western Daily Press: Feasting on the history, sights and culinary
delights of Puglia

The Chronicle Herald: Time to sample the red wines of southern
Italy; Basilicata, Puglia, Sicilia ... not exactly the names that first
come to mind when someone mentions Italian red wines, but these
regions are producing some of the country’s most interesting and
value-packed wines on the market

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Free tourist bus visits landmarks in
Puglia's Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani; offers two tourist-cultural
routes (serving Castel del Monte, Andria, Canosa di Puglia, Canne
della Battaglia and Barletta) and one religious path (to Andria,
Barletta, San Giovanni Rotondo and Monte Sant’Angelo)

Architectural Digest: A New Hotel Opens in Romantic Puglia;
surrounded by olive trees, the intimate boutique property La
Fiermontina sits within the ancient city walls of Lecce

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: “Molfetta Between Sea and Stars to
Enchant Tourists”; Office of Tourist Information manages all activities
related to tourism services, including accommodations, information on
historical-artistic heritage, archaeological and monumental, scenery,
transport and events

A Luxury Travel Blog: There’s so much to do in Puglia! Italy’s
southern heel may be considered one of the country’s most
resplendent hidden gems – however, when it comes to activities,
attractions and experiences, the region is overflowing with options

The Independent: Trullo Terrabronzata offers a taste of traditional
Puglia with plenty of modern luxury

The Province: Enjoying Puglia like locals do; personalized tours
around the heel of Italy’s boot root out region’s hidden gems

The Guardian: A Vegan Feast from Southern Italy; this feast comes
from the rustic, rather than regal, tradition

London Evening Standard: The 10 best wild beaches in Puglia; avoid
the tourist traps with a trip to one of Puglia’s lesser-known beaches

L’Italo-Americano: Beer love: Discovering Italy’s craft breweries;
BIRRANOVA in Puglia is a stunning brewery with its own brew pub to
welcome visitors and beer aficionados; the brewery is located in the
Province of Bari, between Conversano and Polignano a Mare

Zester Daily: Italy’s Delicious Puglia: Past, Present and Primitivo; on
a tour of the region’s wineries with an American delegation of
importers eager to learn about the ambitious undertakings of a new
breed of producers, Julia della Croce found vintners at once devoted
to the preservation of their traditions and determined to make unique
world-class wines

A Luxury Travel Blog: The top golf courses in Puglia; the region is
home to some of the world’s most coveted golf courses, including
Acaya, Barialto Golf Club, Riva dei Tessali Resort and San Domenico

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: New President of Puglia, Michele
Emiliano, urges region to “continue to invest in culture and tourism,
which could give a boost to the GDP"

ForbesLife: The 16th-Century Luxury Farmhouse in Italy’s Newest Hot
Spot; Hong Kong-based British entrepreneur Constant Tedder speaks
about Masseria Petrarolo, his newly renovated masseria in Puglia,
which opens this summer; nestled among a 75-acre olive tree grove,
it includes nine ensuite bedrooms and rents for 30,000 euros a week
(including a chef, housekeeper and concierge)

NDTV Food: Holiday Guide to Puglia; the best towns, restaurants and
hotels; beyond Puglia’s crowded hotspots, there are nature reserves,
dramatic caves, medieval quarters and several hundred miles of
coastline to enjoy, not to mention the region’s star attraction:
fantastic food

The Guardian: Puglia: Readers’ travel tips; readers share
recommendations on the best of Puglia, including hot springs, boat
trips along the rugged coastline and spectacular architecture in the
region’s historic hilltop towns

Walks of Italy: The Regions of Italy, From A to Z; Puglia has gotten
very hot lately, finally getting attention in the foreign press and travel
magazines for its beautiful beaches, gorgeous countryside, excellent
food, and unique towns and architecture

The Guardian: 10 of the best country hotels in Italy with great food;
Puglia’s Poggio di Luna, Peschici, Gargano; set amid 200-year-old
olive and fruit trees...it offers gourmet Pugliese cuisine and wine
tastings

Italian Talks: Puglia’s Gem – Alluring Alberobello; any trip to Puglia,
the heel of the Italian boot, should include a visit to one of the most
unique cities you will ever see

Hotel Chatter: La Fiermontina Is Bringing the Country to the City in
Puglia; the weather in the heel of the boot is hot, the beaches are
beautiful and the food is spectacular; Puglia is full of masserias –
country estates – but here’s something a little different that has just
opened: La Fiermontina is an “urban estate” in Lecce, a city full of
baroque architecture

The New Indian Express: The Simpler Pleasures of Puglia; Puglia -
the “spur” and “heel” of the Italian boot - is one of Europe’s great
agricultural areas, its immense plains and rolling hills producing much
of Italy’s wine and olive oil, vast quantities of its fruit and
vegetables, and most of the hard durum wheat used to make its pasta

the drinks business: Puglia no longer makes “monster” wines; region
is moving away from overly alcoholic “monster” wines in pursuit of
more elegant reds, according to one key winemaker

The Telegraph: Gourmet Italy: What to eat and drink in Puglia; the
heel of Italy is renowned for superb traditional cuisine; a guide to the
best dishes, destinations and food-themed holidays

The Guardian: The coastline of Italy: Readers’ travel tips; “The best
way to travel from the north to Puglia is down the east coast by train.
The track runs parallel to the coast for a whole six hours of incredible
scenery”; In Otranto, “walk around the charming historic centre, enjoy
the views of the harbor and the sandy beach from the walls and let
the waters of the Adriatic hypnotize you”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Revamped ViaggiareinPuglia.it, the
official website of tourism in Puglia, is a reference point for tourists
and operators

The New York Times: Why Kathy McCabe Loves Italy; Puglia is “one
of my favorite regions...They have the most beautiful beaches. The
olive trees in Puglia are unbelievable, 500 to 1,000 years old...It’s
great for biking. You have the ocean on one side, rows of these
gigantic, personified trees on the other and ancient stone walls
around the farms, and it feels real and uncrowded”

ABC News: The 12 Best Cooking Classes at Hotels Around the World;
the 33-room Masseria Torre Coccaro is a charming and luxurious
farmhouse property located in the rustic Italian countryside in Puglia

Edmonton Journal: Primo Puglia: Cycling tour through Italy’s “heel”
features backroad beauty

Aleteia: Maestro Luciano Lamonarca, an opera singer from Puglia, is
CEO of the Saint Pio Foundation, dedicated to spreading the spiritual
charism of Padre Pio

The New York Times: Italy’s Treasured Olive Oil, at the Source;
Puglia produces almost 40 percent of the olive oil in Italy; “In Puglia,
you can find olive oil to match any food”

The Guardian: 10 of the best country hotels in Italy with great food;
in Puglia, it’s Poggio di Luna, Peschici, Gargano; set amid 200-year-
old olive and fruit trees, and with views over the Foresta Umbra, this
handsome whitewashed building – all staircases, arches and terraces
– feels anciently rooted in its spot, but is only 10 years old

Irish Independent: Puglia: “Heel” of Italy is high delight; Northern
Italians may look down on Puglia, but they don’t know what they’re
talking about

Italy Magazine: Head Over HeelZ in Puglia! La Dolce Vita Salento
Style! Be Seduced by the Secret Salento, “Terra Tra Due Mari,” the
Land Between Two Seas

ANSAmed: Turkish Airlines adds Bari as 10th destination to Italy;
carrier operates to Puglia’s capital four times per week

L’Italo-Americano: All Ears in Puglia: The Tradition of Orecchiette;
orecchiette, “little ears,” is a specialty pasta found in Puglia

Peterborough Telegraph: Puglia hoteliers, tour operators, travel
agents, heritage sites, vineyards and excursion providers to take part
in Peterborough trade exhibition; “For tour operators or travel agents
who already do business in the Puglia region, and for those looking to
expand into Puglia, this is a unique opportunity for companies to
meet old and new tourism providers and establish relationships

Tennis Magazine: Lecce and Bari trump Brindisi as tourist hotspots in
Puglia, but the latter certainly isn’t without its charms

Discover Italy: Traveling the Gargano Promontory in Puglia, “one of
nature’s jewels”; leafy vegetation, a crystalline sea, evocative places,
a faithful people and the genuine tastes of this zone are its
fundamental characteristics

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno: Puglia officials outline 2015-2019
transportation plan; promotes new links between Bari airport and
Matera, designated European Capital of Culture 2019

The National: “Well-heeled and hip in Lecce”; Puglia is fast becoming
Italy’s hot new destination, and the seductive capital, Lecce, is its
underestimated center