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Vieste's beaches are packed with Italians in mid-summer. But when we arrived we found a peaceful contrast to the hustle and bustle of Rome. Today we took a boat cruise at 9 AM along the craggy Gargano Coast, marveling at the pretty coves, hidden grottos and unusual rock formations ...
... everything up and headed to
Alberobello and the Trulli's.
Trulli’s are small buildings with
conical shaped roofs painted white at the tips. They date back to the 14th
century at the latest. You see them dotted around as you drive towards
Alberobello but in the town itself has the greatest concentration (1500). Many
have been turned into little shops selling tourist tat or providing ...
... still unknown to American travelers. At our cliff-side hotel, we had dinner tonight, and slept in Vieste, Puglia.
Group dinner - Pea soup, cod, pasta w/shrimp, cake. Ate dinner with Tram who worked on Air Force One. Both her and Rocky (104 trips to China) work for Boeing.
We are now on board a 26 hour ferry to Athens. It is a very big ship but there is less to do on it than the Interislander. We have just been chilling out in our rooms and playing Uno up on deck with some others from our group. We aren't due to dock until 2pm tomorrow so it's going to be a ...
... these days (if I work hard at listening). After mass we walked down to the center of town--it is downhill . . . which means it’ll be uphill upon our return AND it’s 1.5 to 2 miles each way. It got considerably cooler as the day went on and I swear that I saw a snowflake or two in the midst of sprinkles. We found a trattoria from Tripadvisor and had a delicious, local and simple meal. A nice quarter liter ...