The second part of our Puglia coast series we cover Puglia beaches and the southern coastal towns of Puglia, including Bisceglia, Molfetta, Giovinazzo, Poliganano A Mare, and Monopoli, Otranto, Leuca, Gollipoli, Porto Selvaggio and one of the world’s most amazing places to take a swim. So put bring your appetites and bathing suits, and join us on this tour of the Puglia coast.

Topics we cover:

  • Bisceglia fish market
  • Why fish from the Adriatic tastes better than fish from the Mediterranean
  • Bisceglia’s old town
  • The restaurant we found in Bisceglia who’s family has been has been running the same restaurant for 150 years
  • Their amazing Braciola/Involtini made with horse meat
  • The port and town of Molfetta
  • The fishing port and market of Molfetta
  • The connection of Molfetta and Hoboken
  • The great shopping centers in Molfetta
  • The charming seaside town of Giovinazzo
  • Why the streets are so narrow and winding in Giovinazzo
  • Polignano a Mare, a amazing town which juts out into the sea
  • Grotta Palazzese, which is listed as one of the top ten restaurants in the world with a view
  • The cliff diving in Polignano A Mare
  • How Polignano A Mare is the home town of Domenico Modugno, who sang Volare
  • The connection to the statue of in Polignano A Mare and Villa Cappelli
  • A little about Monopoli
  • The amazing cathedral at Otranto with a mosaic floor designed all by one monk and alter made with the bones of martyrs
  • The different kind of beaches in Puglia, rock versus sand
  • Leuca where the two seas meet, the Mediterranean and Adriatic
  • Gollipoli with it’s amazing beaches
  • How Gollipoli is becoming a huge European gay destination
  • Porto Selvaggio and it’s amazing beach, definitely worth a visit
  • Porto Cesareo and our impression of it
  • Just a bit on Taranto and its archeological museum
  • A swimming hole in Puglia always listed as amazing places to take a swim in the world: Grotta della Poesia, Roca Vecchia, Italy, which is also an important archaeological site.
  • Some of the products we’re producing right now, including our Plum Conserve and Fig Conserve
Puglia Beaches
The swimming cove at Porto Selvaggio.
Puglia Beaches
The tower view at Porto Selvaggio in Puglia, Italy.
Puglia Beaches
The ancient olive trees found along the coast in southern Puglia.

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