I never say No to a trip to Italy, as it still is, in my perspective, the perfect destination in Europe to have everything you wish for – history, culture, superb urban and rural destinations, sea and mountains, green fields and scenic routes, amazing gastronomy, so much good wine and lots of sun (the last one a bit debatable in the recent years with all the global warming).
One of the reasons Italy is always very appealing to us is that it has such a rich and diverse gastronomy and it’s so easy to reach all these local dishes full of taste and color. Calabria was for us a true gourmet experience, with fresh and local ingredients and with lots of traditional recipes that perfectly tell the story of this region.
I know that I wrote a lot about the villages we visited during the trip in Calabria, but wait until you hear about the beaches. Because if it’s something that Calabria really has in abundance, it’s beaches. Sand, pebbles, stone beaches. Public, large and crowded ones, but also remote, small and quiet ones. All with […]
We spent almost half of our trip in Calabria discovering its hilltop villages (they are officially called towns, but to me they resemble more to the rural life, so I will keep to the “village” term). Hidden behind high mountains rocks and with access roads that sometimes test all your driving abilities, these solitary villages […]
If in Bari and you’re in search of a more quiet and relaxed sea side town, try Polignano a Mare. Only one hour by train away, you will get small streets with white houses surrounded by flowers, a lovely white pebbles beach and proper summer vibes.
Just 60 kilometers and one hour and a half away by train, Alberobello is a must when visiting Bari and the Puglia region in Italy. One day trip is more than enough to wonder on the hills and around this “gnome” looking village.