… I have come back even for 5 days.
I flew BA this morning. A very nice change . Charming staff, lovely lady sitting next to me (well one seat away as we struck lucky on a busy flight our middle seat was empty!) .Good flight and straight into the local train to Bari Centrale and my first opportunity to speak Italian .
Went well! Got the information and ticket and no English was spoken. My Italian teacher would be proud . Had a little hiccup when I hadn’t realised we had arrived at the last stop and sat in a train as people piled on with cases. Slowly it dawned on me they were going to the airport! I’m an idiot. But all was well and I had my second conversation in Italian at the main station getting my next train to Polignano.
after a lovely 30 minute ride looking at the sea i arrived and Lucrezia, the owner of the apartment I’ve rented, met me with her son. And what a lovely lady!!! So welcoming . And the apartment is perfect . I’m back to those high ceilings i love, a view of the sea, I’m close to the historic centre but living amongst the locals. It’s peaceful, spotless and the roof terrace perfect.