Blogs from Monopoli, Apulia, Italy, Europe


Europe » Italy » Apulia » Monopoli August 1st 2020

It has been nearly 10 years since our last blog. We have done some travelling but did not blog for many reasons. Getting on a plane during a pandemic and seeing how differently countries are handling the situation felt worth sharing. I know that many people would not feel safe to travel and I respect everybody's decisions and feelings about the situation. As we were visiting one of our home countries, it felt right for us to go. Flights were cancelled and rebooked more than once and it felt uncertain if we actually would be able to make it. In the end we travelled on a Ryanair flight from Stansted to Bari. We needed a minicab and were surprised that our driver did not wear a mask. Em, Frankie and the 2 boys, who we will ... read more
Monopoli early evening
Torre Guaceto
View from the terrace

Europe » Italy » Apulia » Monopoli June 20th 2019

Moving on from Lucca we stopped somewhere with pool in Borgo a Mozzano. It took us a while to find anyone but we eventually did and after showing us to our room she promptly advised us she is always around to help and we would find her in reception - not totally convinced! However it was a lovely place and just what we needed to relax for an evening before heading into Siena. Siena is a fabulous place to visit, the Duomo in particular is spectacular. Inside they have statues by Donatello and Michelangelo and I am looking forward to finding the rest of the ninja turtles as we go round! We went to the Piazzo Campo and managed to find a balcony for a drink overlooking the piazza before wandering the streets and hitting the ... read more
Siena from above
Red corner
Dem bones dem bones dem dry bones

Europe » Italy » Apulia » Monopoli May 27th 2013

We set off on our last holiday before two becomes three late Saturday morning. Which was a nice change compared to our last trips, which required very early starts. Our destination was Southern Italy, Puglia. After a 45min delay to the flight and then another 45min delay at the other end picking up the car, due to some fussy Russians, we didn't get on the road until just after 7pm. Our short journey down the coast from Bari was fairly easy and we were soon in Polignano a Mare. This town, like most of the others we stayed at, was surprisingly pleasant. Really this was supposed to be a convenient location away from Bari before going further down the coast. It was a very pretty town perched on cliff tops, with a sweet little cove beach. ... read more

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