Explore Italy: The Sassi of Matera

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Next up on our exploration of the Puglia Region was the city of Matera. Right after I booked our flight into Bari I started researching things to see while visiting the area and I knew that after we visited Polignano, had dinner at the famous Grotta Palazzese, explored the Trulli of Alberobello that we HAD to spend a day walking around Matera. I stumbled across pictures of Matera and instantly ... Read the Post

Explore Italy: The Trulli of Alberobello

Alberobello - beautiful tree - is an amazing city located in the southern region of Italy in the Puglia Region. The trulli homes with their conical roofs became a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. When we booked our trip to Bari, I knew we had to stay in a Trullo so I quickly got to planning a stop in Alberobello. We ended up making this our 'home base' for 2 days as we wanted a day ... Read the Post

The Grotta Palazzese Experience


Several months ago while looking at our schedule for part of the year, I saw we had a 4 day weekend the first weekend in April so I consulted my good friend Sam who is a trip planning genius and she suggested I look into exploring the Puglia Region. Tickets were 40€ RT per person to fly directly into Bari so I got to planning and put together an awesome itinerary in Bari, Polignano a Mare, ... Read the Post

Scenes from Polignano


Polignano! Now the city I will forever call home. I cannot get over how amazing this little town was. Walking around downtown just felt like home for me - Chad kept teasing me over how big my smile was. I was at complete peace walking around and if that isn't a sign, I don't know what is. So if you need me, I'll be looking for real estate in this gorgeous town. We flew into Bari & drove ... Read the Post

Cinque Terre – Vernazza

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Cinque Terre was the next stop on our overnight trip to visit Pisa so we didn't have a lot of time to explore the five cities. We are anxiously awaiting another trip back to hike & suntan in this gorgeous area of Italy. We decided to explore Vernazza for a few hours and it was beautiful! This place definitely gets packed when the weather is nice because it was still pretty chilly and people ... Read the Post

Presleys Bucket List – Pisa


It has been so much fun exploring all these places around Europe; I am seeing places for the first time and so is Presley so there's even more excitement because we get to learn and explore together. (Chads been lucky enough to have done lots of traveling before) Every single weekend Presley has been begging for us to go see 'the leaning toward of peesus' so when the weather was going to be nice ... Read the Post