Visiting the Historical Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

  Icons of the Puglia region of Italy, the conical huts known as trulli, poke out everywhere in the region, but nowhere are they as numerous as in the city of Alberobello. Demonstrating an architectural sense from another time (which sometimes seems like it comes from another world), trulli are made of hundreds of carefully placed stones. On top of their cone-shaped roofs are knob-like ... Read Full Article

Visiting Bari, Italy: A Den of Fashionable Thieves?

Bari is the capital of the Puglia region in southern Italy, and boasts a population of half a million. As a coastal city, it has an old town that has seen more than its fair share of marauding pirates. Unfortunately, it seems that some of these pirates may have decided to become residents, because Bari’s reputation for being crime-ridden precedes it. In recent years, however, the city has shown ... Read Full Article