Bari – A City Worth Exploring at Leisure in Puglia, Italy – Day 1

Our last destination in the Puglia region was the city of Bari.  Bari is a little less than an hour away from Alberobello by car, which is really the best way to travel in this section of Italy.  Even though we had a bit of a problem getting started (the first driver who was assigned…

Alberobello – Italy’s City of Trulli – Day 4

The Basilica Santuario dei Santi Cosma e Damiano is the main church of Alberobello.  Even though the building of the basilica was begun in 1700, the structure was not entirely finished until 1966.  In 1785, the relics of the two saints, who were twin brothers, were moved here from Rome.  Brought to Alberobello at that…

Alberobello – Italy’s City of Trulli – Day 3 – Part 2

On Via Generale Diaz, you will find the Biblioteca Parrocchiale “Domenico Morea,” named after the priest and scholar who was born in Alberobello, and who went on to turn the nearby city of Conversano into the “Athens of Italy.” A plaque on a facade marks the house where Don Peppino Contento lived, while in Alberobello….