We Are In Puglia

slide_01Later this month I’m headed down/over to Puglia, Italy. I’ve never been, so when I was invited to be part of the #weareinpuglia campaign, I jumped at the opportunity. When I said yes in the midst of deadlines, I hardly had even looked at the pictures, but now as I’m writing this post it feels like it’s getting closer I’m super excited for a change of scenery and it looks amazing! The #weareinpuglia hashtag on Instagram is so dreamy.

Don’t worry if you can’t make it all the way to Italy. This summer the Puglia Village will be traveling all over Europe, and bringing a taste of Puglia to you! They’ll be hosting “Roadshows” (I’ll be a French speaker representing Paris via Google Hangout while I’m on the road – I’ll be sure to post plenty of updates when to catch me). The idea is that it’ll be an area where the public can learn about the culture, handicraft and culinary traditions of Puglia through free activities including learning how to prepare homemade “orecchiette” and “taralli”, getting to know the Mediterranean herbs and the way to use them for cooking delicious dishes; taste their wines and oil; dance to the sound of the “Pizzica” guided by expert dancers, and try your hand at the tambourine. Children will be able to discover traditions through artifacts made using natural and recycled materials, as well as concerts and DJ sets. In short: fun for all!

All of the cities hosting the Puglia Village have direct flights to Puglia and activities will take place in main squares:

Vienna, Museumsquartier 11 – 21 April
Berlin, Sony Center 28 – 6 May
Munich, Olympiapark 15 – 24 May
London, South Bank Riverside Walkway 06 – 15 June
Paris, Gare Montparnasse 21 – 30 June (Puglia Sounds at La Bellevilloise on 26 June)
Dublin, George’s Dock 06 – 15 July

slide_03slide_04slide_05And in starting to research this trip, I realized that the upcoming British summer movie Walking on Sunshine was filmed in Puglia, and it looks like so much fun! I love summer movies where you want to sing along. Looks like we’ll all be able travel to Puglia this summer after all :)

Stay tuned for more – and a peek through the eyes of other travelers – with the #weareinpuglia hashtag on these channels:

Images courtesy of We Are In Puglia. This is a sponsored trip, but all thoughts are my own!

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