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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
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... and nearly everyone you see has a cone of gelato in their hand, this is Polignano a Mare. It was such a typical Italian town and I loved it so much. One night at dinner I saw a young boy, no older than eight, drinking from a glass of wine. Everyone at my table was appalled, but I figured this was what my mom always talked about at Christmas! Ever since I can remember, my mom has always placed a glass of wine in front of me at dinner because it's just ...
... to go to Matera today but as its Sunday the train doesn't go there and the bus was too difficult so instead I went to Polignano a Mare. It's a town about 30 mins by train down the coast. It was a nice train ride. Once again, very agricultural. There were a lot of locals out and about. I think it must be a special Sunday cause it's 1 week before Easter. I've seen a lot of people with bunches of olive branches. Maybe it's Palm Sunday ...
Day 3. No rain today so I got the train to Alberobello which is about 10 km away. The view was amazing with all the little trulli houses scattered throughout the countryside. They're little round houses that the poor people used to live in. Now they've all been or are being done up. Still lots of dry stone walls around here. It's very agricultural. Had a good day wandering around Alberobello. Went into the tourist trulli and the Basillica of Medici. Gees it ...
... had lunch at the same place again. This time I had broad beans (which were puréed) (delicious) and they came with some roasted thin peppers drizzled with olive oil and salt, and some cooked greens (that was my primo course). I also had a second primo course instead of a secondo course which was potato gnocchi with cheese and black pepper (a little too salty for my palate). Plus my trusty 250ml of wine (wine costs ...
Raining again this morning. It's quite cold too. Got a taxi to the station - 12 euro - about 5 mins driving. Pretty expensive. Regional train to Martina Franca - about 2 hours, 7.70 euros. Countryside is very flat and quite stony. There's some dry stone walls and I even saw a shepherd with his sheep. Lots of olive trees (some very old), grape vines, market gardens. Lots of little villages only about 5 mins apart (by train). There's older school kids on the train. Don't ...