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Things to Do in Bari & Quick Train Guide

Bari  located in south eastern Italy, the part we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot, is the second largest city in the region.  It is a port city on the Adriatic Sea and the capital of Italy's Puglia region. To be honest there isn't a whole lot to do in Bari, it's not a major tourist destination.  However it is an ideal base for those who want to explore the Puglia and Basilicata regions.  It's a major train hub with  trains heading to all the interesting places that one will ...

Matera Day Trip- A Step Back in Time

Matera.  Ancient city,  shame of Italy, or hidden gem, which describes Matera best?  The answer, all of the above. Matera is a city and a province in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy; the area we fondly refer to as the heel of the boot. The modern city like any other thriving city is filled with apartment buildings, businesses, and traffic.  But that's not the Matera people come to see.  They travel there to see the Sassi districts, the historical city center whose buildings are ...

Puglia Day Trips – Martina Franca & Alberobello

Puglia or Apulia in Italian, is a region in southern Italy that borders the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on the east and the Strait of Otranto and Gulf of Taranto on the south.  It's southern most portion of the country known as the Salento Pennisula which forms the "heel of the boot of Italy." Bari  the capital city of the Puglia region  has a population of 1.3 million residing within the city and it's suburbs.  It's a good place to base yourself while exploring the wonderful sites around ...