Matera & Puglia • Summer 2025

Visit the South of Italy with Sentieri June 14–24, 2025 • Matera • Lecce • Ostuni • Locorotondo • Monopoli • Alberobello • Otranto • Bari Puglia and Basilicata are less frequented than the more touristy regions of Italy. Both offer serene landscapes adorned with olive groves on rolling hills… Continue reading

La Cena Pugliese – A tasty time was had by all!

On Sunday, March 12th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Via Veneto in Chicago for a specially prepared Cena Pugliese. Highlights of the dinner included fried calamari, orecchiette con rapini, risotto patate e cozze and the super tasty salsiccia Barese alla griglia which was served with fave e cicoria!  Grazie… Continue reading

The Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine of Puglia

The beautiful region of Puglia is home to the typical foods of the south with an emphasis on seafood, fresh vegetables, legumes, cheese and olive oil. All the traditions of cucina povera (the cooking of the poor) have been handed down over the centuries and were influenced by the various… Continue reading