In January of 2003 I took a long weekend trip from where I was studying for the semester in Rome to the Puglia region of Italy. Puglia is the heel of the boot, so to speak, and has had quite a bit more tourism in the past few years than it did when I visited over a decade ago. Unfortunately I didn’t have a big journal entry from which to remember my visit, just a list of the places I visited: Lecce, Otranto, Altamura, Barri, Matera and Alberobello.
I do remember really loving Puglia, though. It was quiet, much quieter than what I had experienced thus far in Rome, and I remember the blue of the sea, the cave homes in Matera, the wind through the hills, olive trees everywhere, delicious fish and the sweet mushroom-looking homes of Alberobello.
These are digitized images of film photos taken with my old Nikon N65.