Puglia: an explosion of flavors, history and traditions
Puglia is a combination of art, history and nature. It is the land of the sun and hospitality, where centuries of history and wonderful landscapes make this region, the perfect place for unforgettable and unique destination weddings.
The Ionian Sea and the Adriatic embrace this land, creating a coast where cliffs overlook the crystal clear waters alternate to fine sandy beaches.
In the inland of this region, olive trees and vineyards are the protagonists of its landscape.
PUGLIA, BETWEEN CENTURIES OF HISTORY AND POPULAR TRADITIONS.
Many civilizations have passed through this land: from the ancient Greeks to the Romans, Byzantines and Normans. Witnesses to the passage of these civilizations are archaeological excavations and artistic and architectural treasures such as menhir, rock churches, medieval castles, Baroque cathedrals, noble palaces, art cities and country houses.
In Puglia, past and present coexist thanks to the popular and religious traditions that continue to be present in daily life. Religious traditions include festivities and celebrations for patron saints, some of them internationally famous.
Popular dance, the pizzica, is another element very present in the culture and traditions of this region, in the popular festivals and fairs dedicated exclusively to this dance. The pizzica is not a simple popular dance, but has been the object of study by anthropologists and ethnomusicologists, since it is said that it originates from a social problem of lower class women. Today it is a dance that transmits joy and fun, filling the squares of amateurs and curious tourists and lovers of this music.
But the popular traditions are also linked to gastronomy. Many fairs revolve around some typical dish or product of this land: Olives, snails, wine, fish, homemade pasta, etc. Throughout the year there is a large calendar of these festivals dedicated to the enogastronomy of the region.
Talking about Puglia undoubtedly means talking about rich and varied gastronomy.
The secret is in the high quality products used in each recipe. From olive oil to pasta and best known wines such as Primitivo and Negramaro.
There are many fish recipes. But the interior of the region also offers excellent quality meats and delicious cheeses.
You can try any of the most typical dishes of this land in one of the “sagra” (popular festivals) that are celebrated in many villages and throughout the year, but which are mainly concetrated in the summer months.
A LAND WHERE YOU CAN CELEBRATE A DESTINATION WEDDING WITH MEDITERRANEAN ESSENCE
The well-known “heel of Italy’s boot” offers unique venues for destination weddings in Puglia. You can live unforgettable moments for your big day and offer your guests an experience that includes the flavors, colors, tradition and beauty of this land.
After this brief introduction to the magical region of Puglia, in the coming weeks I will tell you more about its beauty and the typical venues for exclusive weddings and with Mediterranean air.
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