Pietro Mennea: “la Freccia del Sud” Died Today in Rome

Pietro Mennea, the world recordman on 200 m , died today in Rome at age 61. Mennea was born in 1952 in Barletta (Puglia) During 1979 Pietro broke the word record with his incredible winning time of 19.72 . The record held out for seventeen years and was beaten only in 1996 by Michael Johnson [...]

Discovering Puglia: on the Footsteps of Your Ancestors

A journey in Puglia, the heel of Italy. This sample tour is tailored for ItalianSide by our local tour operator partner: you have the opportunity to stay in your ancestors’ village and to visit Puglia at the same time. The program is illustrative: the exact sequence of days may be different depending on the geographic [...]

Notte della Taranta: Puglia is ready to dance!

At the end of summer Salento peninsula (in Apulia region) celebrates the “Notte della Taranta” (Taranta night) with musical events regarding traditional dances as tarantella and pizzica. Both dances comes from ancient Greeks when they settled in Southern Italy. Tarantella takes the name from a type of spider called “tarantula”. During the harvest sometimes a [...]

Putignano: Puglia enjoys its Carnival !

Each Italian region has its own carnival. Most famous carnival in Puglia (and maybe in Southern Italy) is in Putignano. We found this new video and we liked because it shows the big floats exiting from the sheds in which they were built until the parade. A whole town comes out on the streets to [...]

Colors of Puglia

Colors of Puglia (Colori di Puglia) is the video we selected for Apulia Region. 10 minutes devoted to this wonderful region of South Italy. You will recognize places like Trani, Alberobello, Ostuni, Castel del Monte or Polignano a Mare (my preferred one) in a land of thousands of olive trees. The title is perfect for [...]

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