Photo Workshop in Masseria

You love taking pictures but you could use someone to give you a hand in finding the better objects, the right angle, the more efficient light etc? You are blogging, writing and publishing on- or offline – or you are “just” a passionate photographer who wants to get better? Working on it is the key – and working together is always more fun.

We can’t wait to welcome you for a photo workshop that you won’t forget:
Are you free from the 11-14 april – then don’t hesitate and come over! Check further details on and book as fast as possible. There are only few places left!



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Winter in Puglia. Nothing to worry about!

There’s no Better Bread: The Giant Loafs From Altamura & Matera

You like the smell of freshly prepared bread just as much as we do? You’ll definitely have to try Matera and Altamura bread then! Rich in history and tradition the bread is made from durum wheat re-milled semolina, a mixture of wheats grown on the central-north Apulian plateau, known as the “Murgia”, and on the Matera hills. One of the most significant aspects of Altamura bread, together with its special flavour and digestibility, is its prolonged capacity of preservation. The bread keeps its taste and crunchiness for up to five days from the date of production. Altamura bread has an outside crusty and crunchy brown crust and an inside cell-like straw-coloured soft part. We’re recommending it toasted, for breakfast, or cut in thick slices as a side dish.

Food Fotographer Francesca Moscheni Captures the Fascination of Coccaro & Maizza

Whenever somebody asks her why she began to work as a fotographer, Francesca Moscheni quotes a great photographer, Eduard Boubat: “for the light”. No wonder the idea to come down to Puglia appealed to her from the beginning: The “FEINSCHMECKER”, famous german food magazine, had asked her for the job: Since Francesca is well known for portraying styles, objects and persons, their october 2012 cover story on Puglia Cuisine (c/o Stefan Maiwald) was a perfect match. Moscheni immediately became friends with our chefs Vito (Maizza), Luigi (Coccaro Beach Club) Donato (Coccaro) and their teams and took a huge variety of highly emotional fotos all around the masserias, not to mention the chefs themselves and their working environment. Sure, her passion for cooking and trying all kinds of food from all over the world helps her a lot in the business. Couldn’t find out her secret of keeping in perfect shape though… Anyway: We’re glad we got to know each other and more than happy to be able to show a few pictures as seen the FEINSCHMECKER article right here in our blog, just to give you an idea of what her work was about. For those of you who might not get a chance to buy a copy…

Best of “Apulien”: Fotography Award for Giovanni Troilo

Great news from our artist in residence friend Giovanni Troilo! Some of you may have seen the foto exhibition at Masseria Torre Maizza: In the old olive mill, called Frantoio, we’ve been presenting a “best of” collection of his work on the book “Apulien” (Corso). The foto we’re showing above is the winner entry for the IPA, book/people category. We’d like to congratulate our dear and creative friend: Complimenti, caro Giovanni, well done!

For those of you who want to know more about the award – here’s the official press release:

2012 International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the Competition: Giovanni Troilo was Awarded: 1st place in Book – People category for the winning entry “Apulien”
About IPA: The 2012 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation’s mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers’ accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit for more details.