CONVERSANO – Day One

As usual, we had time to kill before we could check into our hotel in Conversano, so we decided to take the scenic route there. We decided to stop in the  town of Polignano a Mare for a coffee, and a quick stroll around.  This is a really lovely place, and it automatically went on…

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MONOPOLI – Day Four

I decided to spend my last day in Monopoli exploring the newer part of town, and then taking a walk along the coastline to the north, and south of the city.In Piazza Manzoni, at the edge of the centro storico, are some roman ruins.I wish we had places like this in New York City! Piazza Vittorio…

MONOPOLI – Day Three

The streets of Monopoli are lined with icons, a fact that is not unusual for Italia.  They just seem slightly more noticeable here, as most of the buildings, in the old town, are painted white, and so they stand out.  According to a legend, St. Peter preached to the people of the town when he…

MONOPOLI – Day Two

A large section of the defensive system of walls built to protect the historical center of Monopoli still stands today.  It is possible to go up onto the Bastione Santa Maria, where some cannons used for the protection of the city. against invaders,  sit silently, reminding us of times and events long in the past.Walking…