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My Party in Puglia (11 Fabulous Days and Nights!!)

My Party in Puglia (11 Fabulous Days and Nights!!)

Jun 14th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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Matera is a VERY special place, I think that it is actually in the region of Basilicata but right on the border of Puglia.

Anyway, driving in Puglia is a breeze, after having driven in Toscana. Most roads are indeed flat and if you go on the autostrada you are allowed 120-130 km. The roads inside the small cities are AWFUL, in the sense that they are very bumpy and you can see that there is little money alloted to fixing them. But you have to drive slowly in the city anyway and at least you get to see everything.

It was VERY hot when we were there in mid-May so I imagine in August it will be truly difficult.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Flame, what a wonderful trip report about an often overlooked area. I know many of the places you have spoken of very well: Trani, Cisternino, Alberobelo, Lecce, Bari and I can just picture "your" masseria. I can also reccoment masseria San Marino where excellent English is spoken by Connie and Gianni. We have family in Pezzi de Greco, very close by and we look forward to spending time with them. I thought it well worth it to TTT this as many questions are being asked about Puglia that this thread answers.
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Jul 16th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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LJ - thanks for your lovely comments and compliments!!

Hope you have a great time when you go.
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Jul 31st, 2007, 07:23 AM
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Thanks for the response to the hotel in Trani. Just read your trip report. It was great. Can't wait to go.

Thanks again

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Jul 31st, 2007, 09:47 PM
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Fred - you are most welcome. I hope you enjoy as much as we did. It is a fabulous, unspoiled, mostly undiscovered area and we really loved it.

Have a great time.
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Aug 13th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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Oct 15th, 2007, 07:03 AM
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Dear Flame:

I posted the journal of our Apulia trip. It was fun and we had a lot of the same experiences as you.

Thanks so much for the guidance.

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Oct 15th, 2007, 07:22 AM
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Hi Fred,

You are more than welcome. Happy I was able to help and even happier that you had a good time. Can't wait to read your trip report!!
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Oct 15th, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Fred, I can't seem to find your trip report. Can you guide me to it please? Thanks.
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Oct 16th, 2007, 03:57 AM
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Great trip report Flame! I enjoyed it very much!

I'm dying to visit southern Italy (I've just been to Capri), but I can't decide which area to visit first.

By the way...

There's an excellent detailed bookguide of Puglia (in Italian) relased by DeAgostini in 2006. It talks about every single town and area there is to visit in Puglia (there's also a top 10 list of what not to miss) and it features a lot of beautiful pictures and suggested driving itineraries. The food and wine chapter is very thorough and it lists a lot of hotels and masserie in each location. You can even order it online on www.internetbookshop.it or www.unilibro.it

National Geographic also released a bookguide of Naples and Southern Italy this year that includes a chapter about Puglia and where all the places Flame visited are mentioned. The chapter about food isn't that good, though.
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Oct 23rd, 2007, 11:09 AM
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Castellanesse, What is the name of DeAgostini's book on Puglia? When I look on the internet site you listed all I find by DeAgostini are road maps.
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Oct 24th, 2007, 05:48 PM
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Hi Marta,

It's called "Puglia. Con atlante stradale tascabile 1:450000" and it costs 23 Euros. I'd forgotten to mention that it comes with a road map.

I thought it was available on both websites, but only www.internetbookshop.it has it.

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Oct 25th, 2007, 03:00 PM
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Grazie mille Castellanese. L'ho comprato.
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Oct 27th, 2007, 04:41 PM
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Prego.
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Jun 14th, 2009, 07:49 PM
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Am researching where to go this time in Italy and your report was excellent. We stayed one night in Matera two years ago and really liked the Sant' Angelo hotel there. We didn't spend much time in the area though.
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Packed - thanks. Glad to be of help. Let me know if you have any specific questions, I will try to help if possible. Have a great trip !!!
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Jan 4th, 2012, 09:47 PM
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am busy planning a spring trip- 2012 - so thanks for this. very thorough and much appreciated.
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Jan 5th, 2012, 03:43 AM
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No problem kawh - hope you enjoy your planning and your trip.
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