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The Appian Way and beyond

Sep 21 2012 01:31 PM | Guest in This is Puglia

Roman road system, outstanding transportation network of the ancient Mediterranean world, extending from Britain to the Tigris-Euphrates river system and from the Danube River to Spain and northern Africa. In all, the Romans built 50,000 miles (80,000...

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Vigilanza.....are we being ripped off

May 12 2012 08:19 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

When we first moved here we were advised to keep the alarm system and pay 430 euros per year for the service. Of course when you first move here your are scared stiff of making any radical changes in services especially ones that could affect the secur...

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Azzurraline – a bridge across the Adriatic

May 09 2012 08:53 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

Since 2001 Azzurraline has been connecting the port of Bari with the ports of Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro) Shenjin and Durres (Albania), with regular departures, thus creating an ideal bridge over the Adriatic sea, stretching towards the Bal...

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Apr 22 2012 02:31 PM | Guest in This is Puglia

The Cornicello is an Italian amulet of good luck used to protect the wearer from the evil-eye curse. It is a twisted horn-shaped charm often made of gold, silver, bone, or red coral. Originally cornicelli resembled the twisted horn of an African eland,...

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Italy's Window into Medieval France

Apr 05 2012 08:07 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

The Pugliese town of Faeto, Foggia traces its origins to feudal France and most of its 800 residents still speak a language that dates back over 700 years. In the thirteenth century, Charles d'Anjou (1226–1285), a conquering nobleman from southern...

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Scala 40

Apr 01 2012 05:05 PM | Guest in This is Puglia

If you love Gin Rummy you will love this traditional Pugliese game of cards....there is nothing like sitting down and playing this game with friends and family. The rules are fairly simple........you have to make 40 points in your hand before you can...

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A life in Puglia

Mar 20 2012 07:49 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

Starting a new life In Puglia is a thrilling opportunity but also one that requires courage and dedication. Thinking life will be one long holiday is a usual mistake. You'll need to prepare yourself for the physical, psychological and financial fa...

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Operational Programme 'Puglia'

Mar 14 2012 08:42 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

On 20 November 2007, the European Commission approved an Operational Programme for Puglia for the period 2007-13. The Operational Programme falls within the framework laid out for the Convergence objective and has a total budget of around € 5.2 billio...

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NEW Italian rules that affect YOU

Mar 07 2012 09:15 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

Understanding IMU Have you heard about IMU? One of our members started a thread in the forum..... This year it replaced the ICI council tax. The bad news is that while most property owners were exempt from ICI on their first house (prima casa), IMU a...

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Il Canto degli Italiani

Mar 05 2012 10:26 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

Il Canto degli Italiani (The Song of the Italians) is the Italian national anthem. It is best known among Italians as Inno di Mameli (Mameli's Hymn), after the author of the lyrics, or Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), from its opening lin...

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Whats bugging you?

Mar 05 2012 08:47 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

As temperatures start to climb in our beloved Puglia I start to remember how great it is to feel the warmth of the sun instead of being cuddled up by a fire. Outside the Almond trees are in full bloom and the smell of summer is upon us. But with summ...

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Cash Back

Feb 29 2012 10:18 AM | Guest in This is Puglia

I have also included this in the forum......but thought it deserved a frontpage place especially for those holidaying over here. Normally we pay everything by cash....its the best way of keeping track of your money....no cash in your pocket.....you ca...

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European history just got a little older.

Jan 15 2012 04:33 PM | Guest in This is Puglia

Two corresponding studies published in Nature have emerged, both providing evidence that the earliest Europeans settled in the continent 5,000 years prior to what researchers previously thought. That's not all. It seems that the extended time per...

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