Putignano: The Hidden Flavors of Puglia

Mon, 08/09/2021 - 09:41

“Let’s go for a chiancata”: this is how an invitation for a stroll through Putignano’s old town is often extended. It refers to the path traced by the main street running along the elliptical layout of the town and paved with the traditional flat, smooth white stones called chianche or chiancarelle, also used as roof tiles for local houses and trulli.

Once a main economic, religious, and political center directly dependent on the Papacy, this tiny Puglian village in the M

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