Imbued with a nostalgic charm, the following images transport us to Puglia, a place seemingly untouched by the feverish pace of modern life. Captured by the discerning eye of photographer Cara Poyntz, the photoseries – fittingly titled ‘Puglian Breeze‘ – paints an intimate picture of Palazzo Daniele, Aquamarea Hotel, Monopoli, and Polignano a Mare.
Cara says of her experience, “Inspired by in-person connections, locals, and each of their conversations taking place; the simplicity of enjoying each moment as it comes. Puglia gives a sense of warmth and belonging. The essence of community, family, endless espressos no matter the time of day. It’s a place where everyone feels so present. I hugged more strangers in my time in Puglia than anywhere else, it’s a Southern Italian community spirit that I’ll always remember.”
These visuals, shot on film, reflect the timeless allure of Puglia. The images narrate the story of a place where the lines between stranger and friend blur, where the spirit of community and family is the pulse that drives daily life. The featured hotels, Palazzo Daniele and Aquamarea Hotel, are elegantly woven into the story, serving as charming settings to this evocative journey.
Hotels featured: @palazzo.daniele and @aquamareapolignano