Waking up to the real quiet in the country was a treat. Ken sat outside in the sun for a while and read while I did the blog. We went to breakfast, full of homemade treats, and then took a nice walk. I really enjoyed the smells of plants and trees–like home.
We checked out and Pino told us about a cantina (wine shop) in Rionero in Vulture where we should stop. Cantina di Notaio makes the Aglianico wine, L’Atto, we drank at dinner. It was almost at the half way point of our drive so we stopped and walked a couple of blocks through the little town, bought 2 bottles and were on our way.
Finding Trani was easy enough, but getting our car squared away and the luggage up to the apartment was a bit of a production. The stairs up to this third floor place (Italian 2nd floor) are steep and uneven. I was really worried about Ken carrying up our suitcases. Must pack lighter next time! We got settled and knew we needed some groceries but at 3:00 everything was still closed for the mid day break and wouldn’t reopen until 5:00. We walked along the port and into a small urban park.
Sat for a while and set out to find a store. Not so easy. This little port area is very, shall we say, touristy. But we walked away from the water and asked people and finally found a small market where we could get a few things for our 4 night stay.
This apartment comes with the shared use of a well furnished terrazzo on the roof, with a fabulous view over the harbor. So we went up there with our chilled sparking wine from the cantina and some taralli and enjoyed the view.
Came down and made some pasta with fresh tomatoes. I chopped up the prosciutto and tossed that into it with olive oil. It worked for an easy dinner.
Watched Stranger Things and that was that.