"Monopoli in May" Monopoli by Tolik

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In May 2004 we spent a week in the seaside resort Cala Corvino in Southern Italy. The resort was built fifteen years ago on the outskirts of the small town Monòpoli.
The region of Puglia, where Monopoli locates, forms the south-east part of the Italian peninsula, on the Adriatic and Ionic Seas. The climate here is entirely Mediterranean, with mild wet winters and hot dry ventilated summers. They say that the precipitations, falling mainly in winter, are somewhat scarce, with a minimum of only 400 mm/year. Guess what – it was not the case during our visit. The last week of May was rainy and cold.

Why Puglia?

Puglia or Apulia, as it is called in English, offers several interesting cathedrals dating back to the 10th century, the masserie, the trulli, several deserted Greek and Roman ruins, a chain of lively fishing villages, a few medieval hilltowns, and some of the very cleanest beaches and water in the Mediterranean.

Apulia produces one-tenth of the wine drunk in Europe; its olive oil is renowned. They perfectly complement the super-fresh seafood and vegetables. If you have already toured the northern part of Italy and are looking for something equally fascinating, completely different and much less crowded, this is a wonderful area to consider.

  • Last visit to Monopoli: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jul 11, 2004
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