Work and Travel in Puglia

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Puglia has been known as the poor south. Not a huge amount of wealth or work. Or actually that they just don't flash it, like they do in the north of italy. Work is seasonal. In summer, mainly July and August there are more opportunities to work doing casual, beach, bar etc related jobs, on the coast. September is wine harvesting. October and November it's olive picking season. From November onwards, in Salento (the sunshine coast of Puglia) most places close for the season. So there are few jobs, and are more centred around the main towns and university of Lecce. People don't go to the coast when it isn't Summer, other than Passeggiata so there isn't much work around. Throughout the year, there is a small amount of casual labouring work.



What kinds of work are available in the spring time in Puglia. Remember to keep work that is all year round in the section above and not mention it again here.


Work that is needed by hosts in the summer in Puglia


What kinds of work are there in Puglia in autumn? Maybe it's harvest time, but do people need the help of foreigners for either cheap labour or expertise? This is the kind of thing we need to know here.


Skiing in Puglia - does it exist? Are there plenty of opportunities for people to get work in Puglia in the winter? What kind of skills are needed at this time of year? Please update this section and let fellow travellers know what you have learnt if you have worked in Puglia in the winter or if you are a Host and live here and can share your knowledge.


A lot more tourists located near Bari and Brindisi (airports) means that the local are more welcoming, familiar and likely to speak some english. the further south you go, the less and less so. On the tip (Leuca) hardly anyone speaks english. French is most likely their second language. Whilst the people are warm, they take a while to open up. They dont drink much at all, so that makes it harder. If you go to church, and accept that you are a guest, you'll get on fine.

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  • Edited on Feb 26 2017 by jez

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