Blogs from Martina Franca, Apulia, Italy, Europe


Europe » Italy » Apulia » Martina Franca October 11th 2016

When we arrived in Martina Franca our host told us he would pick us up at the train station. He described himself as “an ugly guy with a bad shave”. He was far from ugly but he did have quite a beard. He was very helpful in getting us oriented to the old city. Dianne had done her homework well and our B&B was located in an excellent position for visiting the old city. We set out on our first walkabout to orient ourselves with the old city. We came to St Francis’s Church where it appeared there was a wedding about to take place. We decided to hang around to see the bride. While waiting, we noticed a group of adults in what appeared to be Scout uniforms. Turned out it was a regional training ... read more
Centre of Old Martina Franca
New Statue

Europe » Italy » Apulia » Martina Franca January 24th 2016

We are back online so will add to the post when we get organised! Hi all We have spent two lovely days in stone heaven- trulli magic! From Matera we drove to Martina Franca, battled the city traffic, was met by our lovely hosts and escorted to our trullo which was located 6 km from the town boundary. What amazing buildings - heritage listed as it seems us much of Italy! Stone walks, stone floors, stone roof - even the glass could be called crushed stone! Sadly no internet! We stayed two nights, froze our butt off as the heating only worked while the fire was going and it was impossible to keep it going for long enough! Some floor rugs would have been good. Michael spent many hours designing trullis and working out how they ... read more
Newer but wow
Inside our trullo
A typical house

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