Puglia in October, time for celebrations and dancingWondering when to visit Puglia …. consider October, one of the best months for sight-seeing, day tours and generally discovering Puglia and Salento.

Our English guests arrived on a Saturday on the early morning flight. A quiet day to recover from an early start, with siesta time, was necessary as we had a big evening planned. In the evening we headed to the Puglia Wine School in Squinzano for a private dinner. Squinzano is an interesting town with old palazzos, fabulous food businesses, wine makers, olive growers and manufacturers of olive based products.

Puglia in October, time for celebrations and dancingOur dinner was  hosted and catered by Ylenia and Michele of Cook In Puglia, our very good friends who always organise amazing experiences for us and our guests.

With our English guests, American and English fellow ex-pats and Italian friends it was a lively evening.  Conversation – Italian and English, an interesting mix of both, and wine flowing freely. Some of our visiting guests didn’t speak Italian.Some of our Italian friends speak English. Somehow everybody communicated with lot of hand waving going on. The Antipasti was never ending, followed by a Pork Roast and for dessert Tiramisu. We even made an attempt at a little traditional dancing, more lessons required.

(all photos courtesy of Grethic)