Monte Sant' Angelo, Puglia, Italy (near National Park of Gargano)
Sometimes, you just need to get out of town or the city and take a break from it all. So, my husband and I take day trips during the weekends to different towns and regions in Italy. We try to aim for just a few hours drive, so that we can make it back home for the late afternoon or evening. Remember, it's about having fun and not breaking the bank. Gas is incredibly expensive in Italy and all the main highways charge tolls, so it can definitely add up.
So, we took a day trip up to Monte Sant' Angelo a few weeks ago. It's a lovely town way up in the hills of Puglia near the National Park of Gargano. This town has a church that was built into the stone walls underground. It's definitely a must see during this visit. It also inhabits a beautifully preserved castle. I like the quaint little shops here. I, actually, find souvenirs here that are useful and reasonably priced. I tend to pick up locally made honey or other cute little items. I bought a rolling pin for one euro and some tourist gifts for family and friends. Unfortunately, I forgot to take photos of the gifts to show you before I gave them away. I'll try and remember to do it next time.
The road up to this town is all uphill and very windy, so it's great for people who want to go by motorcycle or scooter. And the views of the sea and valley below are amazing!
So my fabulous friends and readers, what are you doing this weekend?