Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Puglia

14 May

Fourth and Final post of trip south…

When you find yourself not quite a stones throw from the Adriatic, seeking wonderful seafood is a given. Our B&B host suggested we lunch in Savelleti.

The drive there took us through incredibly colorful fields

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and past some of the oldest olive trees – i.e., immense trunks – I have ever seen.

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When we arrived in Savelleti, it reminded me of sights I had seen along the shores of Trapani in Sicily.

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We decided a walk along the shore was the best way to choose our restaurant. The first place we came to was the fish monger who proudly displayed the morning’s fresh catch. We knew we were in for a treat.

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There were several places choose from, on and near the water, but we were determined to choose a restaurant right on the water. And then we found Ristorante Da Maddalena.

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Sometimes a setting just takes you in, and this was that kind of place. The windows provided panoramic vistas of the sea,

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and you could hear the crystal-clear water gently lapping over the rocks.

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It was a bit early for lunch, but Lucrezia warmly welcomed us and gave us a front row seat to splendor.

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She explained the menu, took our order, then headed to the kitchen to perform her magic. The aromas were amazing.

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And then it was time to eat.

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Even more than seeing the trulli, or the caves, I think this was why Len really wanted to head south. We video chatted with him, but we could never quite find the words to describe our meal. Guess we’ll have to head back south to Da Maddalena some other time!

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Ciao,
Judy

 

8 Responses to “Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Puglia”

  1. Patricia May 14, 2018 at 5:58 AM #

    Judy, I really appreciate your photo journaling and style

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  2. Royce Larsen May 14, 2018 at 10:27 AM #

    Again, as always, great pictures
    You should go professional!
    Even though I had just eaten
    I was starting to get hungry
    Looking at the offerings
    Thank you

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    • blogginginitaly May 14, 2018 at 10:52 AM #

      Thanks Royce, Len is wanting to eat there tonight! Too bad it’s a plane ride away.

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  3. Patsy Hughes May 14, 2018 at 2:45 PM #

    It all looks fantastic. The only thing that was wrong was that Len wasn’t there too!
    Lovely talking to you today. Un abbraccio.

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    • blogginginitaly May 14, 2018 at 3:41 PM #

      I know, I felt really bad he wasn’t there. Ditto on talking to you today and grazie per la lezione!

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  4. jeanfromcalifornia May 14, 2018 at 10:33 PM #

    Okay Okay you convinced us. We LOVE seafood! Our plans are set for this year but next year we are going to the south before Cortona.

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