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... Modugno who wrote and sang the massive international hit 'Volare'.
A stop for lunch in Monopoli - a traditional fishing village overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. And I thought this was just a board game! Lunch was a typical Italian style affair in a small, traditional family run restaurant, that is, food just kept on coming over a two hour period.
Crossing the 'ankle' of Italy, ...
... a massiera, a large farmhouse where the food we ate was all produced. First stacks of antipasti, then fava purée with spinach, followed by pasta, and then main course of patatine, salad, and mixed grill of pork and lamb, and Macedonia (fruit salad). All with wine and a limoncello. It was avery pleasant evening, quite cold with some light rain.. Getting lots of use of my long pants and ...
A long travelling day on the bus today. We left Rome relatively early on the A1 past Naples and Pompeii. Lovely views of Salerno on the way. Arrived in matera, the place where Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ was filmed. A very old town inhabited by the Capodochians, all built into the rock. ...
... a walking tour of the town, including an area where there are 400 Trulli houses. Apart from theses unusual houses (which are fascinating), this town has nothing else to offer.
Trulli are dry stone (no mortar) houses. They were the idea of the local Count who did not want to pay the taxes on dwellings. When there was a royal inspection, the ...
... brought my Tablet with me in the bus rather than packing it in my luggage and caught up with my blogging. Australia has a long way to go in relation to Internet connections. In Venice, every cafe and restaurant had free WiFi.
The scenery crossing the Apennines was really lovely. The hills are alive, not with the sound of music (wrong country) but with villages and towns.
Arrived in Alberobello at 5.45pm. It had obviously been raining very heavily and we were told ...
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