road trip from sicily to puglia

May 14th, 2004, 01:54 AM
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road trip from sicily to puglia

In a week I will be doing a road trip from Catania, sicily to the salentine peninsula in puglia. Have 6 days and have heard that the drive is 7 hours without stops. Does anyone have suggestions on where we should stop on the way: in Calabria, Basilicata etc? Looking to stop at pretty seaside towns before getting to Lecce in Puglia. Also any suggestions for Puglia would be appreciated. thanks!
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May 14th, 2004, 02:42 AM
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If driving up the eastern coast of Calabria, Tropea seems to fit the bill. 2 interesting hill towns on the east coast are Stilo and especially Gerace.
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May 14th, 2004, 02:46 AM
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By the way, the food is fantastic in Calabria, make sure you try a lot of different things!
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May 14th, 2004, 02:49 AM
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Sorry, I can't get my thoughts out all at once! A good read about Calabria is "Stolen Figs," it will give you an idea about towns to see, food to eat.
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May 14th, 2004, 02:54 AM
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Thanks so much! I was thinking about Tropea - heard that it was a beautiful seaside destination. Also that it is completely packed in the summer, but since we will be there end-May, I hope it will be ok ... thanks for the book rec, will look into getting it but since I live in Italy .. not sure about availibility!
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May 14th, 2004, 07:24 AM
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Go to slowtrav.com and find my trip report from spring 2000. We did that same route. Also, there are some good trulli pics there.
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