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Apulia A Car Trip

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Enrico Massetti

This small book describes a fifteen-day car trip. It's an itinerary you can take in Apulia and the neighboring regions. The itinerary starts from the town of Ortona, a Mare in Abruzzo.

It goes through several cities of Apulia. It continues then to Matera, a stunning town in Basilicata, vibrant with history, cave hotels, and authentic Italian food. The time to visit Matera is now. The ancient city of Basilicata could be Italy's next great attraction.

The itinerary then returns to Apulia. Finally, it touches several other cities to arrive in Alberobello. The city is known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them.

The itinerary continues with other towns in Apulia and the Gargano peninsula. Finally, it enters the National Park, home to the last remaining part of the oak and beech Forest Umbra. It once covered most of central Europe.

It passes through Termoli to end up again in Ortona al Mare.

Apulia - A Car Trip: optional extension to the Tremiti Islands:

The guide also describes a possible visit to the Tremiti Islands from Termoli and how to get there. Several ferry companies provide transportation services to these islands. The service is available from different ports, with or without the possibility of bringing your car with you. Using Google to find the right solution for your needs is confusing if you don't understand Italian. It took me, an Italian born in Italy, a full day to figure out what was available and when. Also, what websites are the ones you should use? In the guide, I present to you the outcome of my research. Many of the top Google results can be complete thanks to advertising, not relevant and essential.

Also, the guide includes a chapter on the food and wine of Apulia. A list of local recipes is present; the original recipes' links are active in the digital editions.

Author: Enrico Massetti

Language English

Editor: Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA

Paperback: 85 color Pages A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm) 55 color images

Table of content

Enrico Massetti i

Acknowledgments 1

Visiting Puglia – The Breadbasket of Italy 1

Puglia, the Breadbasket of Italy 2

Where to Stay 2

Castles and Cathedrals in Apulia. 3

Ortona a Mare 4

Vasto 5

Campobasso 6

Lucera 7

Foggia 8

Troia 9

Melfi 10

Potenza 11

Gravina in Puglia 12

Matera 13

Taranto 18

Gallipoli 19

Gallipoli between night and the sea crystal 20

Otranto 21

To See in Otranto 22

Otranto and its fantastic wild beaches 23

Lecce 24

Salento's Masserie 26

The many faces of the Masseria 26

A journey through flavors and traditions 27

Brindisi 28

Brindisi, the gate of the east 30

Between nature and history 35

Alberobello 36

Where does the architecture come from? 39

How to get to Alberobello 40

Ostuni 40

Castellana Grotte 41

Bari 43

Bari old town 45

Folklore: San Trifone 46

Barletta 47

Trani 48

Castel del Monte 49

Gargano 50

Things to do in Gargano. 51

Gargano: Man, and the land 52

Gargano: A land of Holiness 53

Gargano: Food for the five senses 54

Termoli 55

Tremiti Islands 56

How to get to Tremiti Islands 58

Apulia Food & Recipes 60

Apulia Salami 62

Specialty Foods of Apulia 63

Apulia Recipes: 63

Apulia Wine 64

Apulia Wine 66

Other tourism guides 68

The Author 68

Travel books of the same author: 69

Things to Know 72

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