What to wear to an Italian wedding

What to wear on a special occasion such as a wedding deserves extra consideration. Like all other events, marriage has its own dress code, usually specified in the invitation (la partecipazione). It…

Fennel soup with lemon and cinnamon

This fennel soup with lemon and cinnamon is warm and comforting, nutritious and is totally in line with a healthy diet attitude. Ingredients Olive oil 2 onions, sliced 2 leeks, roughly chopped…

Italian Funeral Traditions

For the most part, Italian funeral traditions are consistent with Catholicism as it is the major religion of Italy. Italian funerals are times of gravity and dignity for everyone involved without any…

Update your kitchen with these trullo accessories

We’ve been working with a fabulous bunch of young potters who have a studio in an ex-Frantoio in Grottaglie – Mena Fueco – to create these lovely home accessories. The Lifestyle Emporium…

Leftover cheeses? This is for you.

Need comfort food because it’s cold outside? Check this ridiculously easy but delicious cheese pie…. Use a ready made puff pastry sheet in a circle shape. Spread fig jam or pickle (mango…

Buy them time

If you have someone in your life that is always busy, always doing things for you ad others and you want to say a big THANKYOU to them, why not give the…

Want an interesting Internship?

Position: Centre Management Intern Location: Ceglie Messapica Start Date: March 2024 We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Italian and English-speaking Centre Management Intern to assist with managing our space which offers…

Christmas in Puglia – what to expect

In Puglia, Christmas traditions are rich and rooted in both religious and cultural customs. At The Emporium, we are holding craft workshops during the first two weeks of December. Some items are…

Trending crafts across Europe

A recent survey has shown that these are the Trending Crafts across Europe. We are looking to share knowledge, promote makers and teach locals, ex-pats and tourists alike – so if you…

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