When Americans visit an historic city or site in the USA, we think old is 300 years, but when you walk the streets of any village or town in Italy you are walking in History! Imagine there are no cars or motor bikes and you can see the streets as they were hundred and hundreds of years ago….
This week Yle takes us on a stroll in the streets of Puglia……..dream of your next visit home to Italy
Stroll the streets of Puglia
I’ve just come back from a tour with some English friends around Puglia. Although I live here it is always such a fun experience to explore with new friends and meet lovely folks on the way.
When my English friends first contacted me via email some months ago, they asked for a relaxing holiday in this paradise they had heard about (in the press) but never visited before , so I sent them some pictures and descriptions on what their accommodations and days could look like.
It was immediate love from both sides. Part of my job consists of matching the customer’s needs to the holiday of their dreams……and this was the case. A very nice country house was the right accommodation for them from there they could easily explore the region.
During one of their special tours I decided to join them and share the Puglia surprise for that day. They had rented a couple of cars at Brindisi airport and there was place for me to drive with them in one of the cars. There was a wine expert in my car asking me many questions about our Negroamaro wine. I very often suggest guests rent a car because with a good map they can navigate the twisting roads and see the gorgeous countryside and little villages of Puglia.
|Can you imagin yourself on the cliff viewing the sea?|
We left from the country house soon after breakfast and focused specifically on the Itria valley Tour until joining some friends for lunch not far from Bari, in a village called Mola di Bari where there’s their gorgeous Country House called “Tenuta Pinto“.
The Itria Valley area is very nice: it encompasses the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto and has distinctive architectural features better known as Trulli.A Trullo (singular) is a conical shaped stone roof designed to cool in summer and insulate in winter. Our friends took hundreds of pictures on the way and stopped often to exploring.
We had an invitation for lunch in Mola di Bari, nevertheless I thought that my friends would enjoy the experience of shopping for food from the local market in this area and visiting one of the best fish markets.
One of the group was a professional photographer and was just amazed at being inspired by so many colors and items at the same time: multicolored doors, ancient furniture details, restaurant and shop signs, daily life scenes, hundreds of olive groves and unique scenes at the food market.
see this link for the wonderful lunch prepared: