Relic | Valentina Cirasola | Author and Designer

Moving on through modern and ancient places, restaurants and wine tasting, farmhouses and Templar caves, churches and cathedrals, our journey to Puglia is taking shapes deep into Puglia’s culture. The Americans traveling with me in the group I am leading are loving every minute of each day. We are in Bari, the largest city of Puglia and after a brief visit inside the newly refurbished Teatro Margherita, marking the limit between the new and the old city, we walk toward Piazza del Ferrarese, the entrance of the old city.

Piazza del Ferrarese was the downtown of the XVII Century, a gathering place for store owners to meet, trade on various products, a place where various businesses struck a deal and fresh caught fish was sold every day. It has remained a historical piazza through the centuries, but now it has become the “Living Room of Bari”. During the refurbishing work of the public areas in the old part of the city and right in the middle of Piazza del Ferrarese there is a relic dated XVII Century. This was the city limit before entering the port enclosed in tall walls, as a protection from the invaders from the Middle East. The tracks formed by chariots and wagons are visible on the ancient relic stones being baked under the southern sun.

The piazza is clean, inviting and bustling with nightlife. Restaurants, trattorie and cafes have a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and safe to walk around during the day and night. However, the night atmosphere changes dramatically. The yellow glow of the street lights really add a sense of antiquity to the piazza and everything assumes a touch of magic. The administrators of the city have done a fabulous job in moving the Piazza and the Old Bari forward in the future while keeping the ancient look intact.

Piazza del Ferrarese is second to none if we compare it to more famous piazzas of Italy, just needs more tourists.

This is in response to WP week photo challenge: Relic –  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/relic/

Ciao,
Valentina
https://valentinaexpressions.com/trips-to-puglia-2/

 

Copyright © 2014 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValHatCelesteStampAs a writer and cultural promoter of Puglia, my native land, it is my intention to let readers feel and experience a new ”wheel of emotions”. I want to encourage them to visit areas of Italy not beaten by massive tourism.  Through stories of art, architecture, fashion, food-wines, shopping, I want them to create their special adventures and live it up in Puglia! Check out my books on
Amazon: http://goo.gl/xUZfk0
Barnes&Nobles: http://goo.gl/q7dQ3w

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Katrina Perkins

A force of Nature, with intense acting skills.

Postcards from Italy---Natalia Sarkissian

stories, one postcard at a time

In So Many Words

Creative writing inspired by life, love, laughter ... and a horse named Shakespeare

Art Gowns

The Art of Glamorous Fantasy

Paula Acton

Scribblings of an Aspiring Author

MAGNO

"La flamme des cuisines."

Teagan's Books

Now available: "Murder at the Bijou - Three Ingredients I"

litadoolan

Any old world uncovered by new writing

The Love of History

Another site/blog for loving history

Life is too short to drink bad wine

La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin

Badfish & Chips Cafe

Travel photos, memoirs & letters home...from anywhere in the world

daysandmonths

a journey of discovery with my camera...

yadadarcyyada

Vague Meanderings of the Broke and Obscure

Chasing Destino

I'll be outside of the mosh pit . . . waiting with bandaids and kleenex . . . I can also work magic with an ace bandage. Just sayin' . . .

this man's journey

Each journey has a story to tell. Each story has the possibility to bring about change, hope, joy, comfort, healing.

LEANNE COLE

Fine Art Photographer ~ Daring to be Different

Through Harold's Lens

Harold Green Photography

HarsH ReaLiTy

A Good Blog is Hard to Find

The Punchy Lands!

Embrace Your PUNCHY Nature

In Bruttium

Uncovering Calabria & The Mezzogiorno, One Toe At A Time. | By Adam Underhill

Design Secrets

fulfill your craving for a beautiful home

Decorating by Donna • Color Expert

A Virtual Color Expert who is highly specialized in designing color for your home.

Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

DEAR HUMAN

These letters are written to remind you just how much you matter, just how important you are, and just how beautiful the gift of life as a human is.

Tanamannya

Tanaman, Alam Semulajadi Dan Yang Berkaitan

Specifier Review

Architecture, Design & Innovation

Critique Collective

Critique Collective is your source for information and interviews about emerging and established contemporary artists.

%d bloggers like this: