Between | Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer

This week photo challenge is based on the  word: Between.

Between the arches holding a modern road and the way to the Adriatic Sea there is a Roman street. I am walking on the stones of a road Emperor Trajan built in the III century B.C., where I can still see the imprints of Roman carriages on the pavement and imagine what the activity of the day could have been. I am right between civilizations: the very advanced Roman Empire and my modern time equally advanced.

Between the sea and the small houses of the town there is an Italian sculptor working on his marble Infinity sculpture for his next exhibition. The piece when completed will encapsulate the flavor of the sea, the colors of Puglia food and the warm hearts of people.

Infinity Sculpture

Between house and family chores there are two women outside their homes taking a break and watching the tourists with no care in the world, soaking in their beautiful town, admiring the crumbling walls, inhaling the food aroma coming out from the homes, taking pictures of the their laundry hanging freely from one balcony to another and talking pictures even at the smallest banal details the locals have never noticed.

Pugliese Women

We are in Polignano a Mare, a quaint town for fisherman, farmers and now much sought after tourist destination. Such a beauty could have not been kept a secret for very long! Ciao,


Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Val LeopardI am writing a travel diary of my last trip to Puglia with an American group and sharing with all of you my notes of feelings, observations, food-wine tasting and experiences that have changed the life of people traveling with me. The trips I organize are made for people who want to live it up in Puglia! Check out my books on


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Amy
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 17:44:25

    Love your between post, Valentina! Great photos.



  2. Rusha Sams
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 11:19:12

    Fabulous pictures. I love the Roman street. But I also love the faded whites and creams in the last picture. Something to build a room on, right?



    • Valentina
      Jun 21, 2014 @ 18:09:41

      Rusha, this quaint town has been an inspiration for so many people. The American people I took over there were stunned to see a different Italy than what they had seen before with travel agencies.
      I love the faded buildings in this town.



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