Highlights of Puglia and Basilicata

The trulli of Alberobello are truly extraordinary. It's the main reason for my visit to Puglia.

Matera in Basilicata is one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the world. It is also known as La Citta Sotterranea (Underground City). It has been the setting for biblical films like The Passion of Christ and The Nativity Story and not surprisingly so. Walking around the sassi is like walking into a time machine and waking up in the first century A.D. 

Basilica di San Nicola
Bari was my base of exploration for Puglia and Basilicata. Trains to all the places I wanted to explore departed from Bari several times a day. But Bari has also many attractions including the Basilica of San Nicola from the 12th century and is a place of pilgrimage for the relics of Saint Nicholas.

This white washed, hilltop village was a bit of a challenge to photograph in its entirety but many surprises are to be found within its walls, like the door above. Knock, knock.

Cala Porto, Polignano a Mare
Polignano a Mare is a beautiful town bordering the Adriatic. Its coastline with sea caves and coves are the stuff of Instagram. And the town itself is enchanting with its pretty courtyards.

I'll be writing in depth about each of these towns soon. Stay tuned, please.


Images by TravelswithCharie


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