Category: Apulia

  • Gravina, Puglia – a must-visit antique jewel

    Gravina is an ancient town sitting timelessly beside one of the many karst ravines scoring the landscape on Puglia’s border with Basilicata. Alta Murgia national park, a protected plateau, is nearby.

  • In Turi, Apulia, to trace the history of oil and oil mills

    ulivo secolare in puglia

    Translated from https://italoamericano.org/story/2016-5-8/Olio-oliva-turi Giunio Moderato Columella, who died in Taranto of the Roman Apulia, in 60 AD and one of the great agronomists of the time, recited: “Olea prima omnium arborum est”: among all the trees, the first place belongs to the olive tree. According to the historian Pliny, the Italian peninsula had excellent olive […]

  • Save Taranto

    Taranto: castello aragonese

    Children in Taranto are dying because of several polluting sources, such as a large steel plant, a refinery, the harbor, and both controlled and illegal waste dumps.