Cefalicchio Country House
Travel Blogs from Canosa di Puglia
... in a very small town called Barletta which is where our Professor's niece, Marissa, lives! Her and her husband, Manu, were our guides for the weekend. Actually her story was quite amazing! She studied abroad in her junior year for a year in Urbino and attended an actual Italian University where she met Manu. After her year was over she went home, finished college, and within weeks bought a one way ticket to Barletta, Puglia ...
Sad departure at breakfast, we will miss our wonderful hosts and staff, and the people we have met in the last week. It has been wonderful, beyond our expectations. And of course when, you are younger you just exit thinking I may get back but now the exit is a bit more melancholy because chances are we won't return. This area is great but you must be able to maneuver the roads, they are narrow ...
On the drive to Trani from Bari, spring was definitely in the air - there were river beds and fields splashed with red & yellow of poppies & wild fennel - very colorful indeed! Our first night here and we experienced how Italians love to use fireworks to celebrate ... yes another festival of their patron saint....... we are enchanted by the charm of this unique city already.
The next morning it's time to wash & totally unpack for a week's stay. Then ...
fascinating architecture. convergent lines, very geometrical.
We hike around castel del Monte. Through vineyards and along abandoned houses built of rubble.
We are not successful to find & buy a streetmap of Southern Italy. Instead we fight with google to download the map via the Hotel's WiFi. Unfortunately this is not the only fight with Google: they think the access to my mail is unauthorized. I cannot get in, I have no-one to complain to. Who do they think they are?!
Up early and walked around some more, but rather disappointingly it was raining and not good photo-weather.
Excellent breakfast in the Hotel and then down to the train (Monday... so it WAS working..) and went down to Bari.
Sitting in the carriage opposite me there was a young couple who decided to play loud music on their iPhone despite my tutting..... so I got out my iPad and connected a speaker and played ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet