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I love this collaboration between you and Rebecca, Gillian! Funnily enough, my husband and I were just saying a few minutes ago that we have never seen espresso freddo in Italy, which seemed odd to us...we have had (and loved) it in Greece and Cyprus, where they call it “freddo espresso.” So I was excited to see it pop up in this post!

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Rebecca is just the BEST! We have cafe freddo and cafe shakerato (a sweetened espresso that is shaken with ice and poured like a martini) in Rome (and probably Venice) but only for a few months of the year.

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Apr 22Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Next time you’re in Puglia, try a Cafe Leccese. It’s ice, espresso and almond nectar ❤️

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I LOVE Cafe Leccese!

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!! Thank you for this tip, a Cafe Leccese sounds right up my alley!

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May 19Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Sounds beautiful, and what I need. But Would you recommend visiting if I’m traveling with a toddler? :) Any thing to avoid?

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I am not a Puglia expert (Rebecca who wrote this post is probably better able to answer) My 2 cents. Puglia has great sandy beaches and you can really slow down and enjoy your vacation instead of trying to see every museum and historic site.

This post has a lot of practical tips. https://mominitaly.com/puglia-with-kids/

One thing to know about summer in Italy is kids take a long nap in the middle of the day and it's not unusual to see kids awake and playing well after 10pm.

Traveling with a toddler is not for the faint hearted (I used to travel between Zimbabwe and Tennessee when mine was that age) but it is worth it!

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May 20Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Thankyou!!

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Jun 13, 2023Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Great Article 👍. It looks, I'm there.

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May 4, 2023Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Brindisi is an under-rated city, nice seafront and city walls and some cool ancient and medieval sites as well as the giant monument.

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May 3, 2023Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Whoops! I should have read the fine print. My bad. Thanks to Rebecca .

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May 1, 2023Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Your work is greatly appreciated. Thx.

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Thank you. This one is Rebecca's work

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May 1, 2023Liked by Gillian Longworth McGuire

Yum! That roe looks fresh as … !

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I went to Bari almost 10 years ago & ate those for breakfast every day!

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Lovelovelove these posts! xo

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Loved our week there!

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I really have to go back! (I spent an Easter weekend in Bari a billion years ago)

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