10 Weeks Let Us See The Adriatic coast of Italy
Fall was a great time to head away for a brief gateway stop in London before spending 10 weeks heading down the Adriatic coast of Italy. We revisited favourite spots and discovered the Adriatic coast regions (Emilia Romagna, Abruzzo and Puglia). It was a long enough trip that we could move slowly, picking hub towns to settle in for day trip adventures. We saw far more than we could ever anticipated and added many towns to our list for return visits.
When asked, it is hard to answer “what was the best part?” But we can share some of the highlights?
- And of course a real trip to Venice – for the historical Regatta parade
- Starting down the Adriatic coast of Italy we learned more about the food and wine of Italy – a Lugana winery tour, a food production tour in the Parma region and a southern Italian day of cooking classes
- Amazing discoveries of art – the mosaics of Ravenna, the ceilings of the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua and the porticos of Bologna
- Finding lots to do in the beach towns of the Adriatic coast of Italy even when the beaches were deserted – Igea Marina and Pescara
- The beaches of Puglia on the Adriatic coast of Italy – as far east as you can go and as far south as you can go
- Leaving Italy for the day in San Marino
- Visiting towns while travelling to the Adriatic coast of Italy the were contending for the European Capital of Cultural for 2019 – the baroque beauty of Lecce and the Sassi of Matera
- Seeing first hand the power of nature – earthquake recovery in L’Aquila and the ruins of Pompeii in the shadow of Mt. Vesuvius
- Taking a day off from touring in Rome with a spa indulgence, knowing we will definitely be back!
10 weeks travelling the Adriatic coast of Italy just continued to whet our appetite for more!
Have you done the Adriatic coast of Italy? Where should we go next in our exploration of Italy?