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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 […]