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HELP WITH WRITTEN ITALIAN----and restaurants in Puglia...

Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:38 AM
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ek, Zerlina, Ann - you ladies are too kind with me.

You wouldn't expect the latest difficulty: today, the Masseria's phone doesn't work anymore! It took me a few hours to find out what the problem is: last night, several kilometers of telephone lines have been stolen (!!) by copper thieves, and a whole region around Minervino is without telephone connection, currently. But... end is well, all is well: I managed to find out, through his olive oil producing father, the mobile phone number of the Masseria's owner; I talked to him; and he will gladly accomodate you: same arrangement as above, Signora Erika, 2 persons, 2-2.30 pm - just at Masseria Barbera, this time.

Before I cancel the other table with the incredibly nice lady at Taverna Garibaldi, ek: would you perhaps want to dine there on another day, or should I cancel entirely?
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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STUPENDO! Franco I cannot thank you enough! Masseria Barbara it is!

I do not think we will have time now for Garibaldi, so you if you do not mind another phone call...

This certainly has been a surreal saga.....Luger-like behaviors and now copper thieves bringing down the communications systems. I almost burst out laughing when I first read your post! Ah, Italia!

What will tomorrow bring, I wonder!

I am so excited, and so grateful to you, Franco, for all of your help. I promise to report back in excruciating detail!
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 12:44 PM
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Ok, table at Taverna Garibaldi cancelled.
Please note, ek, that it's Barbera, not Barbara - it's their family name (an old and noble family from Trani). Have fun, and enjoy your meals (not just this one)!
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Old Apr 28th, 2011, 03:08 AM
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Duly noted, Franco! And thank you again for all of the diligent work on my behalf!

To add to the surreal scene, I just received an e-mail from my hotel telling me that La Tradizione is "fully booked" for Sunday night dinner!

Masseria Barbera will be perfect; it looks like a very easy drive.
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Old May 2nd, 2011, 12:38 PM
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eck - i hope so much that this has all gone well and that your meal/s and trip are living up to expectations.

I am off to Italy myself on sunday, to do a week's italian course [in tuscany, Franco - I followed your advice about this!] and then to spend a few days in florence hopefully putting it to good use.

i'm looking forward to catching up with you when we both get back!
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Old May 5th, 2011, 10:52 PM
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Hi! I just have time enough to leave the table for a quick hello and to say that Masseria Barbera was stupendous! Between that, and Antichi Sapori in Montegrosso the following night, we had two of our most memorable meals in a very long time. Full details to follow after I return home..
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Old May 6th, 2011, 06:31 AM
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Glad to hear that, ek! Will absolutely have to try Masseria Barbera myself, too...
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Old May 6th, 2011, 02:58 PM
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brill - please let us have the details soon.

buon viaggio!
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Old May 6th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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such a great example of fodorites helping each other. It's great to see, and I'm very anxious to get the full report when ekscrunchy gets back. puglia is looking better and better.
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Old May 7th, 2011, 02:48 AM
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re copper thieves. It 's the going trend. They just apprehended close to 40 of them in Barcelona alone after months of investigation.

Can't wait for your report.
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