Sweet Travel

I chose to stay in Bari for the best part of a week and to commute each day to somewhere wonderful rather than keep moving my luggage and me.


I wanted to see Alberobello, Matera, Ostuni, Polignano a Mari and of course Bari itself. Each of the former is do-able from Bari as day trips as they are all well-served by trains.


I had heard Bari was a busy port town and potentially a bit dodgy so I arrived one day in June with low expectations and the address for a cheap hotel within a short walk of the station. It was selected entirely due to its location and that it happened to do a great breakfast according to Booking.com reviews.


In the more modern part of Bari big city blocks with wide streets and tall buildings are set out in a grid pattern. It is very easy to find…

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