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My grandfather used to tell me, ‘Your land and your country are your most important treasures. They run into your veins and make the heart beats. Everyone should know these wonders and discover the genuine delicacies of this part of Puglia. Every time he whispered to me those words, we were walking into the vineyard or in the olive grove, surrounded by the strong smell of grapes and the taste of olives. We used to look at Castel del Monte on the one hand and the sea on the other. The wind caressed my skin. I could feel Puglia through all the senses. Today I return to the simplicity of this Earth and with a glass of wine I enjoy this beauty.

About us

We are four professionals from Puglia, each with different skills (licensed local guide and tour leader, expert in digital and territorial marketing, IT expert and trade representative), who have been working in tourism for several years, but with a common dream: to discover the genuine and authentic Puglia as well as less known places all the year long.

Together we have created Puglia Taste & Culture, the first company of tourist services for incoming tourism in the province of Barletta, Andria, Trani (Bat), specialized in sensorial experiential tourism based on enogastronomy, traditions, art and craft and culture.

 

Our goal is to rediscover the simplicity and authenticity of the less well-known places of the Region through experiential paths created in collaboration with professionals from various sectors, ‘by playing with the five senses’.

 

Awarded idea, winner PIN, initiative promoted by the Youth Policies of the Puglia Region and ARTI and financed with resources from the FSE – PO Puglia 2014/2020 Action 8.4 and the Development and Cohesion Fund.

What we offer

We organize experiential activities that allow tourists to live like locals and with locals. We literally want to “get their hands in the dough” to rediscover the daily simplicity of Puglia through products and traditions that can still be found today.

We are your point of reference on the territory of Puglia, especially in the northern area of Bari, for the following services:

  • experiences related to the 5 senses: from guided tours to the workshops in food and wine, crafts, traditions and culture;
  • Research of transfer, accommodation facilities, farms, artisans and local businesses.

 

 

With us of Puglia Taste & Culture you choose to collaborate with experts and encourage local producers to develop sustainable and quality tourism.

Our Team

Annamaria Tucci

Role: President of Puglia Taste & Culture, Booking Manager and Licensed Local Guide and Escort

Experiences: local guide for 9 years with Italian and foreign tourists, collaboration with several foreign tour operators for tailor-made itineraries

Passion: Nordic walking and dancing

Favourite sense: view

Apulian saying: (in dialect) U papp diss a la fav: tiemb vogghje but u bouc t’lea fe ‘(Translation: the insect said to the bean: it will take time but I will be able to penetrate you)

Favorite Apulian dish: panzerotto (it is a filled fried dough…simply deliciuos)

Donatella Bruno

Role: Marketing Manager

Experiences: for many years in strategic and operational marketing with the development of above, below, digital and territorial activities. Implementation of tourist educational paths. Design and management of events in the cultural field

Passion: rock, archeology, photography and yoga

Favourite sense: hearing

Apulian saying: (in dialect) Crist i face and a madonn the accocch ( Translation:  Christ creates them and the Madonna unites them)

Favorite Apulian dish: orecchiette pasta with turnip tops

Giovanni Garofalo

Role: Trade Manager

Experiences: sales agent in the tourism sector for many years

Passion: wine

Favourite sense : smell

Apulian saying:  (in dialect) mitt u ciucc do vol u Padrun ( Translation:  attacks the donkey where its owner wants)

Favorite Apulian dish: rice, mussels and  potatoes

Raffaele Lionetti

Role: IT and administrative manager

Experiences: software development and programming

Passion: countryside, nature, football, volleyball

Favourite sense : taste

Apulian saying : (in dialect)   l’acqu ca nen è fett in cil stè  ( Translation:  The rain that didn’t rain certainly is in the clouds and will help the farmer with the management of the fields); Ca madonn t’accumpegn (May Our Lady protect you)

Favorite Apuliandish: focaccia

On the website there are some photos by Domenico Zagaria. A special thanks for his cooperation

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