I've been reading
Insight Guides Southern Italy at night before I go to sleep.
How many people read travel guides before bed? How many read them at all.
Anyway - I've been doing this and have the beginnings of a plan for our trip.
Here's how it will play out:
Depart NJ on a Thursday.
Arrive Rome on a Friday - spend day in Rome.
Saturday morning depart for Puglia.
Still Fuzzy Part
A. Do we drive 1/2 way and find somewhere interesting to stay - perhaps on the Gargana Peninsula where I can visit Padre Pio's home town. I have a strange fascination with Padre Pio since we were in Rome for his Cannonization (right - that's the one where you become a saint ?)
B. Drive straight through to stay at Masseria Fantoio.
Okay - so we arrive at Ostuni on either Saturday or Sunday.
While we're there, I want to visit:
The Trulli houses in that town with the really long name that I can't think of at the moment
Some of Frederick's castles
I also wouldn't mind hanging out and doing not much of anything, so we'll see how that all progresses.
Fuzzy Part Again
A. Depart on Friday - stay somewhere interesting overnight, and arrive in Montalciono on Saturday - I'm leaning this way.
B. Depart on Saturday and drive straight through.
Okay - once I'm done with Puglia overview (and I'm almost there), I'll start figuring out Montalcino.
Wonder how long before I can contact rentals to make reservation.....