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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vieste, Puglia

We had a week between Rome and Positano
and we stumbled across what was to become our favourite
part of Italy.

Vieste is in Puglia on the Gargano Coast line.

This was the view from our hotel room & balcony

 Look at these incredible stone buildings

Some of the streets are pedestrian only

This is the biggest 'vehicle' you'll see in the old town

 I became slightly obsessed with Green and Blue Shutters

You know how much I love Stone work.
I was in Stone work heaven!

I decided that my next house is going to be made entirely of Stone
(with some green shutters)

I'm loving Ivy too!
A. is not convinced... he worries that it will take over...

 ...so I found a compromise. 
I thought that these umbrellas were the bees knees.
The Ivy grows through the ropes and becomes an Ivy Umbrella.

This restaurant was gorgeous.
It had teapots, cups and plates all over the walls and ceiling

 Speaking of Restaurants,
this was our favourite

 This restaurant was next door. It had the most amazing Chandelier

The food in this region is sensational.
The scampi, Lobster and the Mandarine Gelato were standouts.

During the day we swam & wandered through the alleys
and embraced the siesta.

We met a lot of interesting locals and made new friends

Our hotel was in a great location.
The only problem with it was that the Pool Life Guard was a Pool Nazi
.... Shower first, Wear a cap, no diving or jumping, 
no swimming during siesta or after 6pm and absolutely no swimming 
within 2 hours of eating (this rule is enforced by parents throughout Italy!)

I pointed out to our friend Mauro that it wasn't a co-incidence
that Siesta went for 2 hours after lunch. Those Italian Parents are smart!

We rebelled and went swimming without caps at night time.
We even swam after meals.  We felt so naughty!

If you visit this part of Italy make sure you know at least basic Italian,
not many people here speak English 
(we are drawn to the places Italians like to holiday)

Thanks for leaving comments. I love reading them.


  1. I feel relaxed just looking at these photos, Jodie! Thanks for sharing your trip, just what I needed.


  2. You're welcome M. It was probably the most relaxed we've ever been & just what we needed after our busy year.

  3. Oh wow looks like such a great time! Love the pic of the kids jumping off the rock into the ocean! (Nice to meet you via your comment on my blog) X Samantha

  4. I so wanted to visit Puglia when I was in Italy - unfortunately, I was there during winter and most of the hotels were closed.

    Andrea x

  5. I cannot imagine anything more relaxing than holidaying there... Amazing photos.


  6. Nice to meet you too & Thank you so much for following me Samantha!
    Andrea, there's always next time :-) We were told that Vieste shuts down for 6 months a year.
    Thanks B. The hardest thing is choosing only a small number of photos as I have so many! My new camera sure did get a workout!!

  7. guau! is perfect!! :)


  8. Thanks Paula....and thank you for following me. I love your blog!!

  9. Loving seeing your wonderful trip......I would love to visit one day and meet some rellies....
    We have family in Siderno and Bologna but for now I will just love seeing your pics.
    By the way ages ago I had trouble leaving comments and forgot to say Happy belated Birthday.
    Take care...Kx

  10. Thank you K! xx
    Is Siderno on the Ionian Coast? It's so beautiful down there. You're very lucky having family over there to stay with.

  11. Yes its down there....more of a holiday hub so very quiet off peak but extremely busy when its warm.


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