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Apr 16, 2017 - Holy Week in Taranto

On Thursday 13 April I travelled 'backwards to Puglia', the southern-most province in Italy. In fact, I literally travelled backwards on my six hour bus trip from Rome to Taranto - it turned out that my online seat, booked for maximum visibility by me at the front, passenger side of the bus, was bizarrely the single row facing backwards! The bus was packed to the gills with people returning home for Easter, so there was nothing I could do to change the situation. Taranto is not really a tourist destination: it is home to one of the largest...

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Mar 28, 2009 - Quiet beaches

Friday 27th March. Up in the morning and off again after a walk along the front and taking a few snaps in the sun and breeze. The coast road runs, in the main, on the level on land that must have built up from deposited sand over thousands of centuries. In the main the beach was lined with camp sites and holiday villas but now and again there were small villages maybe existing on fishing and light industry. All the way though you could see the mountains not more than 5 miles away. At lunch time we stopped for a picnic near Sibari on a...

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