One of the strong points of the project is a wide net of services providers, able to support the producers in different ways:

  • Workshops and classes
  • Traditional Salentino food
  • Events
  • E-commerce
  • Foreign languages
  • Marketing
  • Organisation of big events


Associazione CibuSalento Gallipoli

They have a great experience, both locally and internationally, thanks to projects like Interreg Italia-Grecia and Strade del Gusto.

They will be the mind of the project, by organising high-profile events and giving life to new plans, such as summer Cooking Shows, shows and workshops with chefs like Don Pasta and Massimo Vaglio. The Association will help organise food themed events and cooking shows, give importance to traditional Terra d'Arneo products; create the Terra d'Arneo School of Mediterranean diet.


Aps Verdesalis

The association was founded in October 2014 by five friends who met at "La Saletta", in Nardò. They decided to create the association to promote social farming as a tool for an ethical, civil and environment oriented economy.


Recovering and promoting potentially healing or phytoremediation plants.
Helping create a local short distribution chain by using local products.
Repairing damages to the environment and preparing the area for a sustainable economy.
Recovering the idea of community, creating an environmental culture and giving strength to social cooperation.
Recovering minor plant varieties.
Improving, promoting and developing the creation of short distribution chains. 

Blue Primates

An Italian web-agency, based in Nardò but working all over the world in planning and developing web solutions.



Gianni Casaluce

Degree in Economics, specialisation in promotion of the local area and products, will be in charge of different sectors:
Organising activities
Improving tourist and welcoming tours
Improving and managing workshops and classes
Knowledge of English and German
Social media marketing

Massimo Vaglio

Journalist, writer and chef. Has a great experience and knowledge of local Salentino products and Cooking Shows. He is an essential figure in recovering ancient recipes, traditional food as well as in researching and experimenting. As a writer, he has published several successful books.

Among them:
La Cucina del Salento” (1996) on behalf of Associazione A.N.D.O, Cicorielle e Lampascioni” (2000), Piccolo Codice della Cozza” (2001), La Cucina del Mare di Puglia” (2004), Salento Sapori e Profumi,(2004) on behalf of Camera di Commercio di Lecce, Salento di Sapori” (2007) again on behalf of Camera di Commercio di Lecce, Ricette e Segreti della Cucina Salentina (2005) for Guidar, the books of QuiSalento, I Piatti delle Feste” (2007), L’ABC della Cucina Salentina” (2009), Il Ricettario di Nonna Uccia” (2013), Il Piccolo codice del Lampascione” (2015)

Dionne Guerra

A tourism expert, she is also fluent in German, English, Arabic, Spanish. She has a wide work experience:
Broker – Incoming manager in Apulia for German, Swiss, British, American, Japanese and Russian Tour Operators;
Incoming Manager for the German and Middle Europe market for TO Albatravel srl;
Manager "Get Together" at international tourism and food fairs.
Tour manager & Tour organizer of Food&Winetours in Apulia for American, Australian, Swiss and German tourists;
Tourist guide and assistant;
Translator and interpreter at conferences and events (G8, visit of the Taiwan Ambassador to Italy, Vicepresident of the USA)
She will be in charge of improving tours for the German, Russian and American market and creating food tours.


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