In the south tourists are thinner on the ground, reminding me of a visit to Siena over 40 years ago, and having it almost to ourselves.
A flight to Naples marked the start of our southern journey eventually ending up in what is known as 'Italy's heel'
It was hot - the sun shone brightly all day, everyday from dawn to dusk
delicious food was on the menu
freshly made pasta
80% of Italy's pasta is made from the durum wheat grown in this southern region
We visited and travelled along the coast of the Adriatic Sea
rocky spectacular Gargano peninsula with it's dramatic geological coastline of caves, grottoes,
and deserted beaches.
Cities were explored
and quaint hilltop towns
An ever present feature were the brilliant colours of both the wild and cultivated flowers
In the next post we discover a link to Cappadocia in Turkey which we visited over three years ago.