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Travel Blogs from Rodi Garganico
... build a wall to keep them out". Anyway he built this little getaway outside Rome so he had a place to relax when he wasn't busy conquering more peoples and taking more loot. This place was built in the 2nd century AD and it is hard to fathom how they were able to construct such a place. It includes pools, fountains, baths, dining halls, servants' quarters (about a 100 of them), the emperor's living quarters and ...
Sweetness and Light (trulli, madly, deeply!!!!).
Back in harmony, the three of us visit Cisternino and Locorotondo and pass many Trulli houses. Cylindrical stone whitewashed structures with conical stone clad roofs built by peasants, encouraged by landowners who avoided paying tax since they were deemed moveable structures. Many are now gentrified and included in modern villas with mixed success. We manage to avoid the tourist magnet that is Alberobello, all gift ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
Early start and we were off the boat just after 7.30am. We taxied onto the old town and things were just starting to open when we got there so we had some breakfast. The main entrance is quite a wide street with quaint stone terraces either side with shops beneath. It took you to a square with a church and the museum/palace behind. ...
... tourists, the guidebooks had very little to say. This is somewhat surprising as we think the area is quite beautiful. While we debated whether the countryside was as pretty as Tuscany, we agreed this area was worth returning to and exploring further. (We just wish that we had stopped to take more photos.)
Eventually the mountains of Basilicatta gave way to sweeping plains of Puglia. Here the farms are ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking