Cycling in Puglia Day 3: Mesagne and a winery visit

The third day of the bicycle trip took us out of the Salento region of Puglia, the southern end of Italy’s boot, and to the town of Mesagne, in the province of Brindisi. I looked forward to discovering the town. The itinerary for the day was a 41-mile ride just short of the town, where …

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Summer trip: the beach and a detour to the Abbey of Pomposa

There’s nothing like taking a detour while traveling in Italy.  I’m not talking about an accidental detour because you get lost, although those can be an adventure as well. No, this is when you’re driving out and about along the Adriatic coast, passing by myriad beach towns, and then your friend says, “Hey, let’s go …

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