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Day Trips From Sorrento

November 2, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Day Trips From Sorrento Along The Amalfi Coast We spent the last 3 weeks of our 10 week trip to Italy in an apartment high over Sorrento. We had been to the Amalfi coast twice before so this was like coming home. We could alternate our lazy days with day […]

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Exploring The Amalfi Coast By Boat

October 31, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

So Easy To Take The Water Along The Amalfi Coast By Boat During our 3 week stay in Sorrento in late October we had planned to rent a boat and tour the Amalfi Coast by boat. Wanting to re-visit our favourite seafood restaurant in the marina in Praiano, we thought that […]

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Nature’s Power – Pompeii and Vesuvius

October 30, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Day Trip to Pompeii and Vesuvius from Sorrento For our 3 week stay in Sorrento, our apartment high on the hill about Sorrento looked out at Pompeii and Vesuvius. At first the top of the volcano was shrouded in cloud but as the days passed (and the wind swung), the […]

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Matera Sassi During the Balloon Festival

October 13, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

A Weekend Stop At The Matera Sassi Matera was not on our original travel plans for our 10 weeks in Italy but several people had suggested it as a stop enroute to Sorrento to see this town known for the Sassi. The Matera Sassi (meaning “stones of Matera”) are ancient cave […]

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Explore The Puglia Region From Lecce

October 12, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Explore The Puglia Region From Lecce Around The Heel of the Boot Leaving Pescara, we drove in and out of rain down to explore the Puglia Region From Lecce. Our lunch stop in Mare di Bari provided us with a chance to stretch our legs and try some local specialties with […]

Searching For A Swimming Hole in Puglia

October 11, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Finding A Swimming Hole in Puglia South Of Otranto Staying in Lecce for a week, we needed to head out if we wanted to find water and a swimming hole in Puglia!  We had visited the town of Otranto to see the Cathedral but left drooling at the beautiful crystal […]

Truly Enchanting Trulli Adventure

October 9, 2014 TravelAtWill 4

Wander The Countryside To Find Enchanting Trulli We had visited the white hill town of Ostuni in the morning and we headed from there along little twisty turny country roads toward the enchanting Trulli. This was the most well known and touristic town that showcased a whole village of little trulli […]

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Ostuni The White Town On The Hill

October 8, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

We Didn’t Find a Swimming Beach Before Heading Into the Hills This was our day to backtrack north from Lecce to see the sights we had driven past in our long drive south from Pescara to Lecce. We had several target stops – to see the white hill town of […]

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Where the Adriatic Meets the Ionian Sea

October 7, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Heading South In Puglia To Where The Adriatic Meets the Ionian Sea The day dawned bright and sunny so we got out our map of Puglia to pick a direction for our day of travel. This day we would head south from Lecce as far as we could go, where the Adriatic […]

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Southern Italy Cooking Experience

October 6, 2014 TravelAtWill 0

Learning Southern Italy Cooking in Lecce Learning about food in Italy was a favourite part of travelling in Italy! We were off for a day of Southern Italy cooking lessons with Silvestro at The Awaiting Table in Lecce. Worried about drinking and driving, we called a cab from the hotel and […]

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Pescara By The Sea

October 5, 2014 TravelAtWill 4

Exploring Abruzzo Region From Pescara By The Sea People kept asking us why we had chosen Pescara by the sea as a stop. It worried us for a while, wondering if we had made a mistake. The answer was simple – it was on the Adriatic coast of Italy mid-way […]