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Photography workshop

We are delighted to offer you Photography Classes with Manoocher Deghati: an opportunity to improve your skills, reflect, present and exchange experience in a unique and inspiring place, within a small group of participants. The workshops are designed for all passionates of photography. It focuses specifically on developing mind and eye for choosing the right angle... Continue Reading →

New novel: “The Emir’s Trace”

My novel "The Emir's Trace" about the history and traditions of Puglia is now available in English: When young historian Lia Winter’s uncle dies, she travels to Southern Italy to spend several weeks with her aunt who is a masciàre, a traditional herbalist. Lia quickly finds herself increasingly fascinated by her aunt’s archaic way of life... Continue Reading →

Our article for National Geographic Traveler about the Valle d’Itria

Our article (photos by Manoocher & text by Ursula) about the great culinary traditions of the Valle d'Itria has just been published in the Spring Edition 2019 of the National Geographic Traveler Magazine Italy (in Italian). In edicola: Il nostro articolo sulle grandi tradizioni culinarie della Valle d'Itria è stato pubblicato nella rivista National Geographic Traveler (Primavera... Continue Reading →

Ancient Roman dinner

I've been preparing a historic dinner from Ancient Rome, based on recipes from Apicius' cookbook De re coquinaria, with lots of good and organic ingredients from our own soil. Starting with conditum paradoxum, a sweet, wine-based aperitif, some Roman bread baked with bay leaves, moretum - a herb and garlic cream cheese, eggs in ovis... Continue Reading →

Wine harvest

This year's wine harvest for a refreshing blend of Bianco d'Alessano, Verdeca and Malvasia bianca. An extraordinarily humid summer and some ugly hail have caused quite some damage, especially as we like to keep fungicides to an absolute minimum. But that's nature. We have to do some more work sorting out bad grapes. Cat Frodo... Continue Reading →

Dolphin watching

We went on a boat trip from Taranto with the Jonian Dolphin Conservation research association to watch dolphins in the Gulf of Taranto. It was really spectacular and therefore I really wanted to recommend it. By watching dolphins with Jonian Dolphin Conservation in the  you don’t only take a boat trip together with the marine biologists and volunteers who... Continue Reading →

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