A memorable meal that changed our lives

Local seafood dishes from Monopoli’s Il Guazzetto restaurant are incomparable in southern Italy.

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Coffee culture

Coffee is a cultural staple in Italy, the glue of a café society.

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Favoring our felines with EU pet passports

Favoring our felines with EU pet passports By DON LINDLEY Before arriving in Italy, we’d read that it would take three days to obtain European Union pet passports that would allow our two cats to travel with us hassle-free around our adopted home country and most of the rest of Europe. We should have known…

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Trulli touring in Alberobello

Trulli touring in Alberobello By PAMELA HASTEROK with photos by DON LINDLEY The main street of Alberobello looks like something out of Grimms’ “Fairy Tales.” When we first saw its trulli on a gray January day, I expected hunched gnomes in Transylvanian gear to emerge from the hundreds of squat, conical roofed buildings lining Monti…

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