Wine Tours The Sweet Life Puglia DVD Vision Films
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Because of its location, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Turks, Spanish and French have all spent time in Puglia leaving great monuments and traditions. We travel from emperor FrederickGÇÖs medieval Castle del Monte in the north to Lecce, the most Baroque city in Italy and discover architectural jewels like Monopoli and Martina Franca. Ancient farmhouses along the Adriatic sea, GÇ¥masserieGÇ¥ have been converted into Luxury resorts. Puglia has one 1,000 hours more sunlight than the rest of Italy and the wines are full bodied and rich. Sea culture along the Adriatic grew a cuisine inspired by the sea and sea culture. Here are immense wineries belonging to aristocratic families, dating back to the land grants of the 16th century when Spain occupied Puglia. Local varieties like primitivo and Sussumaniello imported from Dalmatia in the 7th century are the strength of Apulia, one of the great un-discovered food and wine heavens.