Trip Reports from Rome, Puglia, Matera

Old Jan 4th, 2019, 12:07 AM
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Trip Reports from Rome, Puglia, Matera

Our family of four (two kids aged 6 and 4) spent just over two weeks in Italy this summer (June), with the majority of days in Puglia.
Our itinerary:
Rome, Herculaneum, Matera, the hill towns of Puglia, and the Salento.
I wrote detailed trip reports on each segment of the trip.
Rome: https://hitherandthither.net/travelogue-return-rome/
Herculaneum and Matera: https://hitherandthither.net/travelo...g-herculaneum/
Puglia—Valle d'Itria and Lecce: https://hitherandthither.net/travelo...-ditria-lecce/
Puglia—Salento: https://hitherandthither.net/travelogue-puglia-salento/
Puglia—Salento to Polignano a Mare: https://hitherandthither.net/travelo...olignano-mare/

They're quite long, with lots of photos, but I always value the sharing that takes place here, so I hope they prove helpful!
We were really stunned by the beauty of the beaches and richness of the food and culture. I would do it all again in a heartbeat!

Happy travels!
Ashley
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Old Jan 4th, 2019, 04:23 AM
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Thanks you so much! I am planning a trip to Matera and Puglia for May
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Old Jan 7th, 2019, 09:31 PM
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Have a wonderful time! It's such a beautiful area!
Would highly recommend starting in Matera with the small museum with the video detailing the history (name starts with an N... Noma?). Such a great overview!
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Old Jan 10th, 2019, 03:14 PM
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Thank you so much for posting! Your pictures are wonderful!
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Old Jan 11th, 2019, 02:34 PM
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Loved reading your blog! I'm planning our first trip to this area in April and find this very helpful. One question I had for you - how many nights did you actually stay in each place? I'm trying to decide how to spend 11 nights on the ground in Puglia and Matera and I appreciate when you said that you also had a hard time deciding where to stay. It all looks wonderful but I'm trying to only have 3 or at the most 4 different accommodations. As of now it would be: Matera (2 nights) & Lecce (3 nights), then Monopoli and Vieste for another 3 each. But I loved your photos and information about Locorotondo so much that I was thinking of heading there instead. Part of the appeal of Monopli was to be on the coast and go see Poligano al Mare but now I'm wondering if April might be a little too chilly to spend much time on the coast. If you were to go back without kids, would you stay in the same places? Appreciate your input!
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