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, there are some Roman ruins.I wish we had places like this in New York City! Piazza Vittorio Emanuele is a large square, which is basically the heart of the newer section of the city. The streets, along this open space, are lined with shops and cafés. Il Monumento ai Caduti is a beautiful monument, in the middle of the piazza. Villa Comunale is a lovely little park. I was instantly charmed by the two octopus fountains. Not far from the train station is the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio. This lovely church faces a nice piazza, and while I was there, the space was full of young people — students at the Music Academy there.I headed back into the Centro Storico, or Old Town, to begin my walk along the coast in the northern part of the city. In this part of Puglia, there is a pedestrian/bike path that goes for miles. In Monopoli, near the sea, in a small public park, there are maps that show the paths. After about an hour of so of walking, I turned back and headed into town, wanting to give myself enough daylight to head south for an hour or so.
Next up: Conversano!
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