Perhaps the most popular tourist destination from Puglia, is the small town of Alberobello. “The city of the Trulli”, how is often called, resembles nothing else you have seen before. A “Trullo” (the singular from Trulli) is the name of an unusual type of dwelling: round white walls, gray conical roofs with a point and no windows. Continue reading “Postcards from Alberobello”
Salento Peninsula occupies the lower half of Apulia or Puglia region, forming the high heel on Italy’s map. Knowing the coastline is over 400km long, I was expecting to find beautiful beaches but the diversity of the sea side landscape went beyond my imagination!
Check here all the other places we visited in our car trip in Puglia.
You probably know already that Italy’s map has the funny shape of a boot, right? Well then, it means you can easily locate Puglia (also known as Apuglia), because it stretches on the heel and the high-heel of this boot. Being one of the less touristy regions of Italy, it is not that crowded and has many more affordable options for tickets, accommodation and food. So you’d better rush and visit it before all the others learn about it and it becomes the New Tuscany of Italy:) Continue reading “How to organize your trip to Puglia”
The foggy and cold and too early morning of a late November, revealed to us right after landing at Orio Al Serio Airport, a beautiful and charming city from the north of Italy. Fading like a ghost in the milky horizon, with the Alps raising from behind, Bergamo conquered me right from the start. I knew I was gonna love it!
In a couple of days only we’ll go on a new trip to Italy and I recently realized that we traveled here so many times, twice a year in the last 3 years. This makes it our second most visited country, after Germany!
To honor this new discovery about my travel patterns, I have made a short list of the reasons that always draw me like a magnet towards this beautiful country.
We celebrate summer right from the first month, with a one week trip to Italy’s seaside. My friend, Patricia, came up with the idea to go to Bari and while at first I was reluctant in engaging in the trip – just because that’s me, a procrastinator when having to decide something – now I cannot wait for it! And the excitement grew exponentially since I had started to do research of the region and saw how many wow wow WOW places there are: the towns, the landscape, the history and cultural legacy and delicious Italian cuisine and then natural parks and blue flag beaches, all bundled in Puglia, the high heel on Italy’s map.
Our first half of the trip ended when we left Verona, but the excitement did not end because on the list we still had Venice and Padua.
Take a look here if you’re interested to see the first part of the journey Continue reading “Travel with your parents | Venice & Padova – part II”
No matter what age you are, you’ll always be your parents’ baby and they will be
overprotective with you. My parents like to travel (I guess I took that from them) and they have crossed our country in many ways, but I also heard them wanting to see more from Europe, their trip to Moscow over 30 years ago and to Turkey 25 years ago hardly counting anymore. And so many times, I have asked them to do that. But the answer was: not this year, we have other priorities (aka. we need to save money):
“You’ll go to college.” OK, college finished but then
“You’ll have to find a job, maybe it’s not that easy.”, job checked
“You’ll get married, we need $$ for the wedding.” girl got married and then
“This and that and the car is old and the roof is broken and … we’re already getting too old and tired for travelling”. The list of reasons will never end unless you end it.
So I put and end to it early November 2015 when I called my mom and told her that Continue reading “Travel with your parents | Milano & Verona – part I”