This is the third and las submission this week dedicated to Polignano, Puglia. I’ve linked you to Wikipedia so you can read up a little about this fascinating little sea town.
These photos were taken from a “belvedere” looking out onto the sea and along the coast line of the town itself. I was fascinated with all the underground grottos that are dug right under the city by the sea and I think you too will be taken with this enchanting aspect!
This is my second submission from Puglia, we’re always in Polignano, but today in the water!
unknown man floating at sea
Click on the pixs for close-ups! 😉
Now, that we’ve cooled off in the water, let’s go see some other great seascapes!
The sea, it’s always fascinating to people, and how much more so to the Italians!
Here are three photographs which I want to share with you today, there will be nine in all, three at a time, of Polignano a sea village in Puglia, which is found on the heel of Italy.
The coast line
Getting ready for a swim
Hope you liked the first installment!
Here are other great participants:
This will be a short walk this morning…we were going around Puglia a bit back and we drove into Lecce. I’d been there years before, and the area I’d visited was actually on the outskirts of town, so I never got to see the main square (Piazza St. Oronzo). Here we’ll walk around the center of town.
We left Putignano in the province of Bari…behind a boat!
We parked and then went walking into the center of town…Piazza St. Oronzo…there was a lot of renovation going on, but even the places they were renovating took on an original look (even if a bit commercial) with their drapes hiding the work underneath! We also go a great look at the amphitheater, which is just off-center of the square.
There’s actually quite a few cafès in the square and even…alas…a McDonald’s! We had a little breakfast, than just roamed around the nearest alleys:
These last two photos are always from the back alley…one is an entrance…to a church (if I remember correctly) under renovation (I cut out the construction site) and a plant:
Hoped you like our walk! Have a nice Sunday.
Alberobello is a small town in the southern Italian region of Puglia and is part of the Province of Bari. It’s famous the world over for its ancient mode of building construction know as trulli, which are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996!
When you first arrive in Alberobello, you have to find somewhere to park:
Alberobello from the modern part of the town looks just like any other sleepy southern Italian village…but there’s something to be sai about the roofing of the buildings near the “historical” center of town.
Here’s a detailed look at the roofing:
The following is the first courtyard you come upon as you enter the older part of the town:
This house with its courtyard are not ancient so the sign says but gives us an idea what normal living courtyards must have been like.
We come to the stairs that lead us down to the historical city center, but first a poem by Pasolini about Alberobello’s Trulli…which I didn’t translate:
And here we are the steps that lead from the modern Alberobello to its past!
We go down the steps and begin walking through Alberobello:
Here is the church at the center of the historical center…it has been beautifully reconstructed…there was to be a wedding that afternoon!
We conclude our walk:
I hope you’ve had a nice walk with me through the trulli of Alberobello…next week, Padova!