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What to do in Matera Italy

What to do in Matera Italy

December 13, 2018

The first time I went to Matera, I was absolutely blown away. I’d seen photos, but it is impossible to get the true sense of an entire town of cave dwellings from photos and descriptions. Read below for my recommendations…

Puglia’s underground oil mills

Puglia’s underground oil mills

November 05, 2018

We arrived in the small Puglian town of Presicce on a wet October morning to meet our guide for a tour of the town’s underground olive oil mills. Puglia’s underground oil mills are easy to visit because many towns have…

What to see in Puglia, Italy – the Heel of the Boot

What to see in Puglia, Italy – the Heel of the Boot

August 26, 2015

This is a guest post with photos by Jessica Coup and words by Scott Bergstein. Thanks to both! From the rugged hills of the Gargano to the broad plains of the Salento to the sun-drenched, white sand beaches of the…

L’Aquila Italy: the Fountain of the 99 Spouts

L’Aquila Italy: the Fountain of the 99 Spouts

September 14, 2009

Fountains in Italy are a destination unto themselves. Perfect for a city scavenger hunt for the kids (or the kid in in anyone); a free, always-open and in situ work of art; and ideal for splashing yourself (not necessarily splashing…

What to see and do in Bari

What to see and do in Bari

July 20, 2009

Whether you’re interested in soccer, seafood, beaches, shopping, or castles and architecture, it’s worth adding a stop in the small city of Bari (pop. < 400,000) to your Puglia itinerary. Founded by the Greeks, and then under Roman rule starting…

The Truly Cool Trulli Dwellings of Alberobello

The Truly Cool Trulli Dwellings of Alberobello

June 29, 2009

      Fabulous for photography, but not so much for an off-the-beaten-track experience, the UNESCO World Heritage Site and town of Alberobello is famous for its white-washed, conical-roofed trulli dwellings.    The History of the Trulli   Much about…

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