Monday, July 31, 2006
The itinerary in an image
I've only been in Italia a little over a year now and I think I figured out the answer to that nagging question: where should one go when they visit Italy? Of course Rome, Florence, Venice are all worth seeing. But if you want a bit of adventure, fantastic food and doting treatment, go where only the truly knowledgable Italians go: the east coast along the Adriatic. I would recommend Puglia for fantastic beaches, wondrous Baroque architecture, cuisine, red wine (in the form of the Primitivo and Aglianico) and then further north, Le Marche for more of the same (and great white wines too). The difference here is that the locals are actually grateful to see you. Their enthusiasm is sincere, infectious even. This is is Google Maps rendition of where we went this weekend: a 4-day jaunt from Rome to Puglia, then Basilicata and back to Roma. Che bello!
Posted by Bernhard Warner at 7:52 PM