Lecce – A City of Unexpected Surprises

One of the highlights of our driving tour of Puglia was Lecce.  What a gem!  Here’s the journal!

Duomo di Lecce in the afternoon sun and quiet.

Puglia – Part I (April 23rd to May 5th)

If you have been following the blog on this trip to Italy with me, you might remember that I talked about the second part of the trip, the photographers’ trip, first.  But really our trip began with friends Galina and Jon and a rental car we claimed in Bari on April 25th.  Here are the first couple of days of that part of the trip.  This part is all Puglia and not the same as the part we covered with the photographers.  I hope you enjoy it!

Trani’s harbor.

Last Stop – Tuscany, May 2019

Finally, I have arrived in Tuscany, the last stop of the Eddie Soloway Celebration of Italy!  I thought this would be a breeze to write, but it has taken me quite awhile. I hope you enjoy it!  Expect lots of pictures, and not too much text to read.  Click here.

View of Tuscany in the early morning

 

Going Back in History – Abruzzo, Italy May 2019

Stop three on our trip with Eddie Soloway and friends, found us in the medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio.  A short post with plenty of pictures, this was my first visit to this area of Italy.

Ruins of Rocca Calascio.

Matera

Here is the journal about our second stop on the “Celebrating Italy” adventure with Eddie Soloway, covering several days in Matera, Italy. There are lots of pictures (I know that for some of you that is all that matters – so enjoy the 41!)  There are also a lot of words.  Yes, this is a long one (like the photo below).  I hope you enjoy it! Matera 2019