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Puglia is the antithesis of Amalfi. It's unassuming and laid back – no upscale shops, no celebrity sightings. The town of Peschici is simple and charming. It’s the kind of place that feels comfortable and familiar, a place that you can dig into and enjoy. The women wash laundry by hand and proudly hang it on lines outside their homes. Children ride scooters up and down the streets with their dogs not far behind. One ...
MORE PICTURES TO COME! We awoke to clear skies, dew om the fields and 13 degrees (55F)! Our detination today was the Adriatic Sea and the Gargano Peninsula, but we had to cross the "lower leg" of Italy (if one thinks of Italy as a leg and foot kicking a ball). We were did not know what to expect of the mountainous interior of Basilicata. Remote and relatively unfrequented by tourists, the guidebooks had very little to say. We found the area quite ...
... a great amphitheatre and arches. Further along the valley, we stopped off for a tour (in Italian, although the guide did give us some of the more interesting facts in English - thanks to him) of Fenis Castle. On the way to the castle Antony noted a sign to Tillier. For those not in the know, this is a name that comes up his family history. Tillyer is the more modern spelling, but he has come across Tillier - an Italian connection maybe? Fenis Castle has be ...
We left Naples, and headed toward the other coast of Italy. The first stop was Foggia. This is the town where Tom's maternal grandfather was born. We don't know how long he lived here. The ship's record says he lived in a town farther north when he came over America. We drove through the center of town. It was very crowded and difficult to find a place to park, so we didn't stop.
After Foggia, we ...
... foggy Island, and mystical, this hamlet built on a granite outcrop. "" by from the the "bellevues", I dream or imagine the panorama on Adriatic l, the surface of the scope, azure, goes it and comes with boats and zodiacs, the Gulf right pushing the city of Trani and Bari a little larger and more dangerous. Tommaso was a bit disappointed for thai can see the huge panorama.
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