Polignano a mare

Polignano a mare is one of the more impressive places with the beach located in the middle of the city and surrounding town overlooking the water.

Located in the Metropolitan city of Bari. this being a bustling seaside town all Summer long full of great places to eat and and cute little bars to cool to grab an apertivo after a long day in the sun. The old town comes to life in the summer with people out on the streets into the early hours making the most of the long Balmy nights. 

Discovering new places is all the fun after a long day at the beach we stumbled across Puro a fresh seafood restaurant taking influence from Japan and putting an Italian twist on it  http://puro-sushi.com

The best Ice-cream can be found in Bar Turismo which is located on the main street away from the beach. 

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Matera is a small city being discovered again after years of neglect. It is located in the Region of Basilicata in the south of Italy. It has a collection of Cave Dwellings carved into the mounatin side. 

In 1952 it was evacuated due to it's poor living conditions and many of the local owners were made evicted. 

It was only more recently that Matera has been given a new lease of life now being listed as UNESCO world heritage site. Bringing to life a hidden treasure withing the hills of Italy.  

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Ostuni is also known as the White city as its covered in white walls and there is an endless array of cactus lining the streets it's one of my favourite towns in Italy by far located 8km from the coast. Being there in the heat of the Summer did mean we had to take a few breaks in the rooftop bars which you have endless views across the Olive trees and the Ocean which  magnificent view on a summer afternoon. 

The town has a population of around 32,000 but this can reach closer to 100,000 in the summer. Ostuni is a producer of Olive oil and wine and you can see why as there is an endless array of trees everywhere you go.


There is a few spots which include the Ostuni Cathedral which is in the main square as you walk the streets you will find endless beauty within these old streets which have been given this town character over the years. 


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