I expected to love Alberobello. I had seen images on travel documentaries. Everyone raved that I should go. Brimming with anticipation I caught the train from my base in Bari and set off for a day trip. The iconic wee conical houses with their pointy roofs started to appear as the train drew closer out… Read More Hunza in Alberobello
The Romans called it Aenaria, Virgil named it Inarime, we call it Ischia. In late May this year I took a gorgeous day trip to this volcanic island not far from Naples. On a practical level (I didn’t keep my receipt but think) it was around €20 each way on the hydrofoil. There are the full… Read More Ischian Excursion
I had heard about her so went looking. It didn’t take much to find her, she was right where I expected her, although I had expected her to have a more fitting setting. She was at the back of a carpark behind a fence. She was less blooming beauty and more faded rose. Her white… Read More Making a New Friend in Rome
I won’t say too much except it’s 30 minutes from Bari on the train, easy to stroll about and… …I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Yes, it is Polignano a Mare.
Bari to Matera has its own train station with a narrow gauge track run by Ferrovie Appulo Lucane just literally around the corner from the central Bari train station. (2 minutes walk). I did the hard work the afternoon before. First you have to find the ticket office which is tucked away. Then buying a… Read More Matera
Does anyone know of accomodation that might be available from February until May 2019 in Italy that I could arrange on a week to week basis. (If I were miserable I need to be able to give a weeks notice and go). I am open to anywhere in Italy, however it needs to be well connected by… Read More Seeking Italian Accomodation
I chose to stay in Bari for the best part of a week and to commute each day to somewhere wonderful rather than keep moving my luggage and me. I wanted to see Alberobello, Matera, Ostuni, Polignano a Mari and of course Bari itself. Each of the former is do-able from Bari as day trips… Read More Bari is a Brilliant Base