CULTURE AND TOURISM ON-LINE MAGAZINE
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OSTUNI, I by Paolo Valesio
“A thousand and one Puglias”
“A thousand and one Puglias”
Fabulous tours in Puglia organized by Naonis Viaggi with the input of Bridge Puglia USA. Nature, history, art, outstanding local cuisine and so much else; the best of everything for discerning travelers seeking to discover the thousand faces of an extraordinary region.
Customized tours are available on request
That valley in the Gargano so rich in history that must not be forgotten
That valley in the Gargano so rich in history that must not be forgotten
by Sergio D’Amaro
In the interesting book by Grazia Galante,“La vadda de Stignane” e altri canti popolari di San Marco in Lamis, complete with musical transcription and CD, witnesses give their precious evidence of an almost bygone civilization
Eighty years of joyful culture
Eighty years of joyful culture
by Sergio D’Amaro
In a book for the eightieth birthday of the intellectual Raffaele Cera, La memoria gioiosa (Joyful memory), the testimony of scholars and friends on his many interests and his untiring activity as a promoter of culture.
The backdrop is his beloved birthplace, San Marco in Lamis. Introduction by Joseph Tusiani
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
<br>Poetry can save your life
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
Poetry can save your life

by Maria Lisella
Interview with the poet and untiring cultural promoter based at the Passaic County Community College, in New Jersey
50 shades of love
50 shades of love
by Giulia Poli Disanto
In his collection of poetry, Sunny Days & Sleepless Nights, Tiziano Thomas Dossena delves into the emotions and mystery of life. Between light and shade
Cowboys, cowgirls and horses
<br>A voyage into today’s world of the Western
Cowboys, cowgirls and horses
A voyage into today’s world of the Western

The photo reportage by Lauren Berley reawakens the collective imagination about the trades that used to be typical of the American West.
“In a politically and religiously conflicted modern world – affirms the photographer – we are overrun with web and HD images of conflict, confusion and fear. Seldom are we given the chance to truly experience the tactile aspects of technology-proof tradition. Making a custom rope to sort a calf on the range, tie him down, and lance an abscess on a calf’s eye... These are the traditions that are passed across multiple generations. And there is an overwhelming sense of pride and love, even in the most modest of ranch households”
Alta Murgia National Park
<br>The lost world of dry stone architecture
Alta Murgia National Park
The lost world of dry stone architecture

by Antonio Sigismondi
A landscape with a unique identity, in the Alta Murgia, molded over the years by shepherds and farmers.
Dry stone architecture, based on simple, age-old techniques, offers genuine works of art in an immense open-air museum
Tables of Saint Joseph
<br>In Salento the old tradition returns
Tables of Saint Joseph
In Salento the old tradition returns

by Dario Ersetti
All the rules of this ancient custom in which, around March 19, numerous families from various towns in Salento set up lavish tables full of traditional food, open to anyone who appears at their door.
Always present are the tòrtini or tòrtani, donut shaped loaves of bread weighing three or five kilos, with an effigy of St. Joseph or the Holy Family in the center
Tables of Saint Joseph
<br>The welcome for wayfarers in “slow travel in Salento”
Tables of Saint Joseph
The welcome for wayfarers in “slow travel in Salento”

by Anna M. Conserva
Trekking and meeting with popular traditions in a book by Emanuela Rossi.
A journey on foot to discover the Terra d’Otranto in the period of the Tables of Saint Joseph.
Amidst breathtaking landscapes, literary quotations, lampascioni, turnips, fried fish and zeppole...