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Our Home Away from Home in Alberobello, Puglia

Our Home Away from Home in Alberobello, Puglia

A rustic two hundred year old trullo in the countryside outside of Alberobello, in the southern Italian region of Puglia or Apulia is our latest home away from home and it oozes atmosphere and romance. The trulli (plural) are the traditional homes of the people of the...
In Praise of the Local Pizzeria and Trattoria

In Praise of the Local Pizzeria and Trattoria

You know you’re in Italy when simple food combinations taste sublime and waiters welcome you like old friends. Sadly, those two experiences are often missed by many travellers who opt for fixed priced ‘tourist menus’ and restaurants on a town’s main square instead of a...
Winemaking Sardinian-style at Cantina di Santadi

Winemaking Sardinian-style at Cantina di Santadi

The stunning sandy white beaches of southwest Sardinia are where most visitors to the area spend their days, but rain during our stay forced us to seek alternative things to do – like wine tasting Sardinian-style! Days of rain forced us to stay indoors during...
The Feast of Saint Isidoro in Sardinia

The Feast of Saint Isidoro in Sardinia

Angels are said to have ploughed the fields of Saint Isadore, the patron saint of farmers, who could apparently work miracles when it came to the land, which explains why, on May 15, catholic farmers around the world celebrate the Feast of Saint Isidore or...
Teulada Take-Homes: Sardinian Specialties

Teulada Take-Homes: Sardinian Specialties

Teulada is a tiny village and, apart from a small display of Sardinian specialties packaged for tourists in the communal market, its smattering of shops cater mainly for locals. The weekly market is on Monday morning, when a small area by the river is taken...
Spaghetti con Vongole e Bottarga Recipe

Spaghetti con Vongole e Bottarga Recipe

This spaghetti con vongole e bottarga recipe was taught to me by locals in Teulada, Sardinia. I then made it for them a couple of nights later for a dinner party — and they liked it! When we checked into our casa in Teulada, Sardinia, our...
Our Home Away From Home in Teulada, Sardinia

Our Home Away From Home in Teulada, Sardinia

A colourful casa boasting an olive tree and a blue fishing boat in the cobblestone courtyard is our current home away from home in Teulada, in the southwest of the Italian island of Sardinia. One of three atmospheric apartments in a traditional house called Casa...