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... a proud Chicagoan and Cubs fan) and her husband Nick. They've been in Bari about 12 years and time flew as we exchanged info about Chicago, Houston, our pets and the Italian culture.
The next morning we headed for the car rental place to pick up our car for the next leg of our trip to Matera. Upon arrival we were informed ...
... and vegetables. The next morning before we left we went for a walk along the nearby waterfront, with views of Sicily, just metres away. Our hire car was large by European standards, a Ford Focus wagon, so we hoped there weren't going to be too many tiny roads to negotiate. Off we set, driving along the road that hugged the coast. After about an hour we drove through small towns where the locals were cleaning and sweeping outside their shops and in the streets there ...
... the Government relocated the 30,000 population to a new housing development.
Today the Government owns 70% of the properties. In recent times the area had been inhabited again, café, shops, boutique hotels - and is now listed as a UNESO World Heritage Site.
Absolutely delightful to wonder around - even in the rain, we spoke to a number of locals who are very excited about the rejuvenation of their town.
... which is a speciality of this area, Puglia. In the afternoon we went for another walk through some of the city, which is mostly lined with shops selling clothes and shoes, of course looking very chic, from the designer wear of Prada and Armani to the more affordable stores H & M and Zara. I only bought a pair of socks! Oh, and then a gelati. The other main attraction here is the Castello, or castle, which has layers of history still being discovered. It was ...
... Island). Have a great tour booked.
Had some good theatre shows again, went to a Queen tribute which was pretty good.
Merv tried an expresso today. Been there done that. Don't know how they manage to drink them!. See people at cafes etc. ordering them, seem to swallow them straight down and take off again. Yuck. Think they would be well and truly wired.