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).
Every region of Italy has its specific in terms of gastronomy that goes far beyond the classical pizza and pasta stuff. Puglia and Bari have a mixture of everything, plenty of vegetables (agriculture being one of the main activities here), plenty of sea food and plenty of meat.
-21°C today, a very cold January day that keeps me from wanting to go out too much and got me thinking about summer and warm days again. A perfect opportunity to have a look at what new places we discovered last year. So for all of you out there in search of some vacation plans, here’s a list of our 2018 destinations in Europe.
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 […]
A trip in South Italy was planned for a few years now, but for different reasons, we only got to make it happen this May. We chose a small area of the Calabria region for a one week vacation, rented a car and drove all around the “toe” of the Italian boot.
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.
Italy is never a bad idea – history, culture, architecture, beautiful surroundings, great weather, excellent and diverse cuisine are to be found wherever and whenever you set foot in this country. Beginning of May was time for a girls trip to get a taste of the sunny Puglia. With a first stop in Bari.
Yes, I know – when someone thinks about Italy and gastronomy, one will definitely say pasta and pizza. But when getting to travel around the country for several times, you will find out that each region has its own specialties and many times it’s neither pizza, nor pasta.