Matera 2018

We arrived in Matera quite late – due to the robbery in Taranto we were quite exhausted and demoralized.  The robbers even took our toothbrushes, so we scrambled before the stores closed to try to find the basics.  Our amazing host Roberta at our Airbnb in Matera was seriously amazing.  Not only did she wait to greet us at 10 pm at night, but she also made some very sound recommendations for stores that ultimately replaced our computers, bags, telephone plugs, underwear and the like. Continue reading “Matera 2018”

Apulia 2018

 

Leaving the Amalfi Coast was hard enough, but driving through the outskirts of Foggia we felt like we were in a different land.  It is customary to see scantily clad ladies (mostly very good looking young ladies) sitting on a chair underneath a bridge.  Not the welcome mat that we were hoping for as we arrived in Apulia.  We decided to miss Foggia and continue east to the beautiful coast of Apulia. Continue reading “Apulia 2018”

Western Calabria 2018

Taking the short car ferry from Sicily across the Strait of Messina to Calabria was a lot easier than finding the location of the ferry (Googlemaps did not have the correct location – the location on the link is correct).   Calabria is such a delight with its history, art, architecture, incredible vistas, sandy beaches and amazing food to dazzle all senses. Continue reading “Western Calabria 2018”