About Puglia Connection

Jeff Barrington
Veneranda Granieri

Puglia Connection

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. 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.
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.

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