South-Eastern Italy

Bari, Italy is located in provence of Bari, southern Italy on the Adriatic Sea. It is at the ankle just above the heel of the boot. Bari is 2 Hr and 45 min south-east of Naples. From Bari you can visit many interesting areas:

  • Alberobello – Is a UNESCO site. The Trulli homes are whitewashed conical shaped homes. This beautiful city is about an hour south of Bari.

Trulli Homes

  • Matera – Is the capital of the region of Basilicata. It is located in a small canyon. Homes were built out of the rock on the hillside. It is known as la Città Sotterranea (the subterranean city). The historical center, known as Sassi, is another UNESCO site. Originally built in the Palaeolithic period (The son age – 2.6 million years ago to about 10,000 BC). This is truly a unique place to visit.

sassi

  • Taranto – Inside the heel of the boot. This on the Ionian Sea. Located in region of Apulia. Known for its beaches. Taranto is 1.5 hours south of Bari and about the same from Matera or about 1 hour 10 min from Alberobello.

Taranto 1 Taranto 2

It is about 3 hours and 30 minutes back to Naples. Or you can continue 4.5 hours south-west to the toe of the boot, Messina. This is where you get the ferry to Sicily.

Pictures of Palazzo Fizzarotti in Bari in Puglia region of southern Italy.  Watch this interesting set of pictures taken in Bari. Italy has so many diverse settings from its glorious mountains to its majestic seas. Bari is a beach you don’t want to miss. The video below takes you through the area of Bari. Enjoy and visit Bari soon.

Don’t forget to stop at a trattoria order some local food and wine and as you are enjoying it, watch the people go by.

Bari dal Chiringuito

Bari dal Chiringuito (Photo credit: Andrea Giudiceandrea)

George & Jo Anne

Categories: Adriatic Sea, Alberobello, Bari, Driving in Italy, Europe, Ionian Sea, Italy, Matera, Messina, Naples, Small Towns, Taranto | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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9 thoughts on “South-Eastern Italy

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the lovely post! I always have a biased heart towards Italy when it comes to prepare an itinerary. With you post, I’ve just found out another reason to take a trip to Southern Italy. The places in the pictures looked really elegant. I hope I’ll see them live soon.

  2. How would you create an itinerary coming from Capua, Italy? I’ve read a suggestion to travel along the coast with the sea on the right.

    • Naples, Pompeii, Sorento, ferry to Capri, Positano, Paestum, Castellabate, Casal Velino Marina And Ascea. Farther south is Sapri, Sario, Maratea. The coast here is very rugged and requires travel inland

  3. Sorry, I didn’t explain myself clearly. We are going to Puglia from Naples, Capua & Squillani towards Matera, Taranto south along the coast of puglia, Gallipoli, Gagliano del Capo, then north to Lecce, Squinzano, Brindisi, Francavilla, Alberobello, Monopoli, Bari, Castel del Monte, then drive back to Naples, and maybe see Ischia and Isle Di Procida before flying bsck to Boston. This is a five week trip.
    Is it too ambitious? Are there any locations we should skip?

    Do you have recommendations for hotels in Naples for 3-4 days under $100 a day. We will want separate rooms.

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