Lunedi in Cisternino: updated

Our neighbor was harvesting plums and gave me some! We drove into Cisternino to shop at the mercato a fuori.  

our neighbor gave us plums


Al mercato


Pomedori di Fruttavendelo


Zucchini fiori!

  Caroline wanted another beach day, so after the morning market we drove to another beach on the Adriatic: Torre Canne Sud (south). This beach is cleaner with the same surf and layers of blues, but no hidden rocks. This time I was able to really ride the waves and swim over and along the swells.

  I am not very good at dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing. I am ready to leave the beach. Some of the sand is black, but there is a sign explaining it is from volcanic ash. Also, it’s just too windy! Troppo vento! More Adriatic shots:   


Richard did some research on olive oils, and soon we go to Masseria Bracanti, which specializes in olive oil. I talked  to some Italian girls and discovered there’s a festa tonight for the Madonna with a procession this evening in Fasano. 

We went to a really interesting tour of Masseria Brancati. Some of the trees were over 2000 years old! We went on a tour of the old olive grove and the ancient mills. Then we had a tasting. So interesting, but I’m tired and the Internet is slow. Sono stanca!  

  This evening we had a lovely dinner a fuori on our terrace. 


About ssteven2

I'm a reader, writer, swimmer, and school librarian. I love my summers so I can travel.
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2 Responses to Lunedi in Cisternino: updated

  1. jmkennon says:

    The elusive zucchini blossoms!! Did you buy some to cook? They’re gorgeous!

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