|Late-night Gelato in Ostuni|
Between beach visits, we also visited the city of Ostuni where we sought out La Candina de Seppe Tise based on the quasi-review of the Frugal Traveler from The New York Times. We were there a couple of weeks after the Frugal Traveler visited on his summer tour of the Med on a budget, and the owners and chef had no idea that he was writing for the NYT; I suppose he does travel mostly incognito. We liked it there. The food was fresh and well prepared. Our waiter was very accommodating to Young One, who usually has an idea of something not listed on the menu. (We are creating a monster, I know.) And the setting . . . eating in a cave, essentially, was unique enough to be fun. Richard shared the article on my iPhone once we finished dining, and they were all (even the chef came out) extremely pleased with the publicity. As it turns out, this is a fairly newly-opened restaurant.
|Entrance to Grotte di Castellana|
By the time our departure day arrived, I was checking out real estate on the Internet. Puglia is purported to still be "cheap" compared to other places in Italy . . . "cheap" is, of course, very relative, but a girl can dream.