Tag Archives: Martina Franca

Attila e Arrivato

You have to say that the Italian weather guys have a wry sense of humour. Our leader Renzi jets off to Brussels to do battle with Frau Merkel over Italy’s need for looser financial constraints and the boys in the … Continue reading

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Busy Going Nowhere

After two weeks touring in the Peloponnese it is clear that that they have many similar traits to the Italian Pugliese which I guess is not surprising given that the Greeks colonised Puglia in B.C. something or another and called … Continue reading

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Servizio Sanitario Nazionale

Public Health System. Until last week I had no experience of the system having only visited a private Doctor for regular checkups after my by-pass. He in turn is connected to a private hospital in Taranto. I did try to … Continue reading

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Paestum

I popped into Villa Castelli today to visit  the barber’s for an haircut. The place was busy and the locals were chatting away about the most important subject of the day. It wasn’t the reforms of Renzi that interested them … Continue reading

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Heidi Ho

I know, missing in action yesterday. Actually my Italian lesson over ran and as I was going out in the evening I ran out of time. I decided the other day to try a few lessons . There is a … Continue reading

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Mezzogiorno ( Mid-day)

Not only does it mean mean-day but it is the term used to describe the South of Italy including Puglia.  It was first used in the 18th Century and popularised by Garibaldi and came into vogue after the unification in … Continue reading

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Where Were You Last Night ?

Well I wasn’t  blogging. I had contracted a virus and very nasty it was too. Not me personally you understand but my trusty old iMac born in China on April 28th 2007  (funny thing with Apple is you can look … Continue reading

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