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

Stumbling in Lecce

The old Lecce is a very beautiful city. The buildings are made of a unique limestone called pietra Luccese and it is predominantly built inĀ  baroque style. (When I went looking for the laundrette outside the walls Lecce became more average). There are pretty alley ways wending between the tall buildings. Cool and funky bar’s… Read More Stumbling in Lecce


The Samnites (or in Italian, Sanniti; Safineis to the Samnites themselves), were an ancient people living in central southern Italy from many hundreds of years BC until they vanished under Roman subjugation from around 80 BC. All photos are my own. I visited Molise in May and June this year and went to some of… Read More Sanniti