Tag Archives: Salento

Ferragosto

Happy holiday from the blistered one. Today is ferragosto a holiday that is celebrated here in Puglia by Italians flocking out to their own or someones house in the country , lighting a wood fire oven and cooking industrial quantities … Continue reading

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Hold the Presses

Not unfortunately the cry of a newspaper editor with a scoop but the oil presses in the Salento area south of Lecce. It is one of the ideas that has come from yet another conference to discuss the Xylelle outbreak … Continue reading

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Who Carried the Poison

It reads like a murder mystery novel, a real who dunnit. The Chief Prosecutor of Lecce down in Salento today opened her enquiry into how the Xylella disease was introduced to Puglia and further whether the cutting down of the … Continue reading

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Xylella nel Salento

Or Xylella fastidiosa to give it it’s full name. Three days ago I was asked on this blog what I knew about this disease affecting olive trees in the Salento region of Puglia . Not much I replied though there had … Continue reading

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Festa or Sagra

The recession has had it’s effect on our local festa which kicks off next Friday. Gone is the Saturday dance with a band and gone is the big name act to close the festa on Sunday night. Instead in comes … Continue reading

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Ferry Links Puglia

Don’t worry were not going through the whole transport scene this week but after air it seemed only right to do the sea as it is big business down here. Like air the two big ports are Bari and Brindisi … Continue reading

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