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10 Days in the Puglia Region of Southern Italy

10 Days in the Puglia Region of Southern Italy

The Puglia Region in Italy’s south is often described as the “real Italy” in a country that is inundated with millions of tourists each year (and for good reason I should add!). Puglia (or Apulia in English), is the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’ and while very popular with Italians, the region sees far fewer non-Italian tourists than […]

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Matera

Matera

A quick guide to visiting Matera Matera is often described as ‘unique’, ‘memorable’ and a ‘must-see’. As a person who is rarely short of words, I can easily say that Matera is indeed indescribable, with a kind of raw beauty that, at the risk of sounding cliché, must be seen to be believed. It is a […]

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Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

Polignano a Mare and Monopoli

Polignano a Mare is a picturesque town perched on the Adriatic coast in central Puglia. Located 40km southeast of Bari or 40 minutes by train, Polignano a Mare makes for an easy day trip or better yet, a multi-day stopover. The town is famous for its towering limestone cliffs, picturesque beaches and its famous son, Domenico Modugno, the singer […]

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Canal Rocks

Canal Rocks

One of my favourite natural wonders in the Margaret River area is Canal Rocks. Located in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park 12 kilometres southwest of Dunsborough or 40km northwest of Margaret River, it is definitely worth a stop for unique and very scenic views. Besides watching the crashing waves from the footbridge, other activities include scrambling over the […]

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Locorotondo and Alberobello

Locorotondo and Alberobello

With only an evening and a morning to visit the area, we limited our sightseeing to the two towns of Locorotondo and Alberobello. The other popular towns in the area of Martina Franca, Ostuni and Cisternino, would have to wait for another trip. Since we were driving from the Salento Region, our drive that morning […]

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Gallipoli and the west coast of Salento

Gallipoli and the west coast of Salento

With only two days to explore the Salento region, we spent one day exploring the east coast and the other driving along the west cost. Exploring the east coast the previous day, we started our day in Otranto, driving west along the SS16 to Gallipoli. With only a short amount of time to take it all […]

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