Slept so well last night after a wonderful dinner on the terrace at the Borgo San Marco.
Today – Wednesday and we set out for a fairly shortish drive up the coast to Trani. We stopped at a few little beach side places along the way including Monopoli a larger port. It was just lovely. Not touristy , certainly no Australians!
It has a wonderful Cathedral dating from the 12th Century it’s in great condition and is having even more work being done outside. We saw a priest talking to someone who looked like a architect/ builder and I’m sure he was asking for further discounts on the work.
I’m sure if I had this as my local church I would go every day. It was full of light and the paint work was stunning.
We moved on to Molfetta another port and found a lovely little restaurant, quite modern, right on the rocks near the port. Steve a had a burger with a twist. It had a curry flavoured crispy bun! I had ….. Salmon and veg! We’re certainly not missing out on any good food. But we are very good. No eating between meals!
Continued up the coast to Trani as we wanted to arrive in time to enjoy the apartment and the views. Also it’s best to arrive during siesta as the streets are quiet and it’s easy to park. Lovely Fredrica met us and the apartment is right on the front facing the port and will be wonderful for two nights. I could stay here two weeks! Check out the views in the next photos.
Naturally Steve is relaxing watching the last 20 km of the Tour de France before we explore the town.
After siesta we intend to explore the narrow streets surrounding the port. The Cathedral is supposed to be spectacular as it is one of the few in Italy right by the water. Fredrica told us this isn’t a very touristy place. It’s mostly used by local Italians for a getaway. What a place. Our friends from Sydney – the Roberts told us about this little port – and now I’m telling you ……
More exploring tonight and tomorrow ……
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Loving all your posts and photos Fran Have fun Maggie
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The 13C Castel del Monte is definitely worth a visit. Not far from it is a beautiful 12C church in Ruvo di Puglia. The parents of our son in law live in Bisceglia, another of the attractive coastal towns. Probably not so different from the other neighboring towns you wrote about. Glad you are enjoying the area. Greetings from Brisbane where I arrived a few hours ago,. All the best, Bernie
Thanks Bernie. This is a lovely part of Puglia. We drove up near Siponto to see the Basilica of Santa Maria. It’s been reconstructed in mesh by artist Edoardo Tresoldi. Amazing concept.