Saturday, March 3, 2012

Alberobello & Bari Centro

Aside from driving and walking through the towns near Bari, Alberobello and Bari Centro were fantastic places to visit!

Alberobello is a small town in the provence, known for its huts, or trulli.  It is quite the tourist destination in Puglia - the trulli are now set up as shops that sell a variety of items such as pottery, pasta, wine, and sweets! I was even able to climb up to the top of one of them, the view of the rest of the town was fantastic!

Alberobello trulli.
Photo credit: famous

If you ever visit Southern Italy, I highly recommend a day trip to Alberobello!

Bari Centro is downtown Bari, right on the Adriatic Sea.  The port city is beautiful, mysterious, and exciting all at the same time.  While it is not the size of Rome or Milan, there is something about it that made me wish I had more time to explore the city (even though I'm not so sure there is much to explore).

Piazza Sant'Oronzo at night.
Photo credit: virtual

Piazza Sant'Oronzo is the center of everything on a Friday night. Bars, pubs, and cafes are filled with people enjoying the weekend.  The piazza is a central part of a young Italian's social life - hanging out there on a weekend night is quite the experience!

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