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Jun 15, 2016 - Vieste
After breakfast we went for a drive to the coast through the Gargano National Park. This National Park is full of trees and boarders the beach line on this piece of land the protrudes out along the coast. Yes the GPS took us on a crazy road. This time we went up the forest road where there were animal signs everywhere.. sure enough we stopped a took a picture of the bull and pig on the roadway. Then onto Vieste a beautiful beach town. We stopped and had lunch on the edge of the beach and then sun tan and swam in the water. We were in a...Jump to full entry
Oct 9, 2014 - The Gargano and then rain..
We are up and out by 8 am as we are heading to the northern end of the province of Puglia. Our town is pretty much in the middle with our destination of Gargano about 3 hours away. We are taking the toll road to the tip at Manfredonia as we have visited most of rest of the coast in previous years and it will save a lot of time. Our plan is to blitz up and enjoy the area over two days. The Gargano Promontory is an area of contrasts, the rugged white cliff lined coast and the varying shades of green of the Foresta Umbra. Incredible scenery...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2012 - Boating the Gargano peninsula and enjoying Vieste
Thursday—We took a boat trip from the Vieste harbor around the Gargano peninsula to look over some of the caves the sea has carved into the limestone and some of the watchtowers built by Charles V of France to protect this oft-conquered land. We actually drove into several caves and backed out. When we got back we had lunch at the hotel. We had a demonstration of pasta making from the hotel, then we ate some examples of the pasta that they created. That afternoon Susan and I walked around the town looking at the preparations for the big do...Jump to full entry
Wednesday- We left Rome and traveled to Tivoli, the home of Hadrian’s Villa. Emperor Hadrian of Rome had the idea that he could keep a better eye on his courtr if he moved everybody to Tivoli. Tivoli was already known as the stopping off point for tavelers from the north to Rome. He set up a luxurious villa with lots of room for guests, baths, playing grounds, and all the things a good Roman citizen/senator would want. This was a sort of early Versailles. But like the Roman Empire it was a part of, its fell into decline and ruin. We spent...Jump to full entry