Collected by Debra Fini
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 218, 72017 Ostuni BR, Italy
Or coffee from the city of Lecce in Italy's Puglia region. It's an absolute must when travelling to Puglia and it's so refreshing in the summer months! An espresso shot is served over ice and a few drops of "latte di mandorle" or almond milk (in...
Via Cenobio Basiliano, 23, 73028 Otranto LE, Italy
Try the sea urchin carbonara and squid in primitivo sauce in an elegant, quiet, romantic setting. If you’re lucky, the waiter will offer you the laurel and fennel digestivi at the end of your meal. This appeared in the Nov/Dec 2015 issue.
70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
Lured by the promise of an off-the-beaten-path UNESCO World Heritage site, I ventured to southern Italy to see the magical trulli houses in Alberobello. And I was enchanted. Back in the 1600s, these limestone houses were built without mortar so...
Bari, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
No idea how this simple dish was so unbelievably delicious. It was either the quality of the bread, or the quality of the eggs. Likely both. This baked 'egg-in-a-bread-bowl' dish was accompanied by a cold Peroni, and made for quite possibly the...
Via Guglielmo Paladini, 2, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
Have a long, relaxed lunch of salad, pizza, or sandwiches—featuring excellent cured meats and cheeses—in a beautiful outdoor seating area right next to the Cathedral of Lecce. With dessert have a traditional iced coffee with almond milk.
Via San Giovanni Vecchio, 89, 75100 Matera MT, Italy
I'm not one to skip breakfast, especially in Italy, where thoughts of cappuccino, pastries, and local ham tend to rouse me early from slumber. But on my first morning at the Hotel Sant’Angelo, in the old quarter of Matera, I was having a hard time...
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