Saturday, 22 February 2014

Travelling into Italian culture - Puglia

Puglia (or Apulia) is the "heel" of Italy.

Click on the following Thinglink image I've created to have some information:

I've also created a  presentation with Blendspace . You can find videos, pictures, recipes and information about Apulia:  

And now some information by my students about their town:
In this blog we usually travel around the world and study different cultures, now we want to talk about ourselves! Our school is in Gioia del Colle, Puglia. It literally means "Joy of the Hill" and it is located on the Murge plateau at 360 metres above the sea level.
There is a famous Castle, built in the 12th century, during the time of Norman Count Riccardo Siniscalco d'Altavilla. Destroyed by William the Wicked of Sicily, the castle was rebuilt in 1230 by Emperor Frederick II.

Gioia del Colle is famous for its fantastic "mozzarella"!

This is our school

At the following link you can have some information about some monuments of Gioia del Colle:

Come and visit Puglia!!


  1. I am from Puglia and I can say that it is a fantastic region! We have got a lot of beautiful cities and villages, a fantastic sea and beaches and many ancient monuments! A lot of tourists come here for holiday...ah, I was forgetting the food!!

  2. I am from Puglia, too. We have got some problems in our region but it's very beautiful!
    I love especially the Salento beaches!

  3. A beautiful part of Italy, I taught in Puglia in 2005. Lovely memories, would love to go back, one day I hope to x

    1. I'm glad you liked Puglia, Claire! Come back soon!

    Pasquale Domanico Romano known as Sergent Romano was born in Gioia del Colle august 24,1833. He enlisted in the army at the age of 17 Bourbon where he reached the rank of sergeant. As a result of the Unity of Italy he became the commander of the clandestine committee of the Bourbon, Gioia del Colle. At the time of the robbery he was not known by the name of he formed a team of ex military people and he was supplied with guns. Following the death of his girlfriend Lauretta D'Onghia assaulted the farm Vito Angelini that had allowed the death of Lauretta. He died in the countryside between Gioia del Colle and Santeramo in Colle during a bloody clash. The died shouting "Evviv o Re". his body was transported to Gioia under the balcony of the house in Candelora street and then he was left in front of the castle where some friends took the body and buried him. In the woods there is the cave of Martina Franca, while in the woods between Gioia de Colle and Santeramo there is the stele dedicated to him. Every year on January 5 he is commemorated with a lot of affluence of people the monument is a destination for curios and scholars throughout the year.