Travel and Culture in Apulia
The true protagonist is fish: the zuppa di pesce (fish soup), the polpo lessato, fritto o alla pignata (the boiled, fried or alla pignata octopus ), the spaghetti con le cozze
In the Otranto cooking’s tradition the rural cooking meets the sea one.
The recipes are very simple, as the "Orecchiette al sugo" (a typical kind of pasta served with a tomato sauce) or served with ricotta forte.
The true protagonist is fish and we recommend you to taste the zuppa di pesce (fish soup), the polpo lessato, fritto o alla pignata (the boiled, fried or alla pignata octopus - a typical terracotta container -), the spaghetti con le cozze and other dishes …
Among the typical products you cannot miss the extra-vergin olive oil, which is among the best ones produced in Italy.
Among the numerous DOC wines we can point out the Alezio, the Copertino and the Salice Salentino.