Jeff Barrington
Puglia Connection

Veneranda Granieri
Puglia Connection
We've explored Puglia from top to
bottom, from Foggia to Lecce, from
Vieste on the edge of the Gargano
Peninsula to Marina de Leuca at
the tip of Salento. We've traveled
on planes and trains, rented cars,
discovered numerous restaurants,
hotels and sites worth visiting, and
worked with local professional tour
guides to gather information about
the most interesting places to see
and things to do while traveling in
Puglia. We look forward to sharing
that information with anybody who
is interested in learning more
about this fascinating destination.
Veneranda's grandparents are all from
Puglia, within the province of Bari – her
maternal grandparents from Palo del
Colle and her paternal grandparents from
Bitonto. Veneranda and Jeff have both
studied Puglia's culture and history
extensively, and Jeff earned a master's
degree in tourism development from New
York University, where his research
centered on the development of Puglia
as a sustainable tourism destination. Jeff
now serves as Director of Tourism and
Business Development for the United
Pugliesi Federation of Greater New York.
We formalized this project in 2005 under
the name Puglia Connection and are
working to develop www.
pugliaconnection.com as a valuable
resource for travelers.
Top – Barletta Castle (Photo by Susanna Granieri)

Center left – Alberobello (Photo by Tom Granieri)

Center right – Castel del Monte (Photo by Tom Granieri)

Bottom left – Bitonto (Photo by Tom Granieri)

Bottom middle – Locorotondo (Photo by Tom Granieri)

Bottom right – Lecce (Photo by a polite stranger)
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