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
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
The old Lecce is a very beautiful city. The buildings are made of a unique limestone called pietra Luccese and it is predominantly built in 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
I’d been on a wonderful social tour for a week and suddenly it had come to an end and I was back to travelling solo. I had a nice sleep in Termoli at my usual, The Oceano Rooms (great location, great host), and then I was on a ferry at the port and off to… Read More Tremiti Islands Tears & Femminelle.