Italy -> Apulia
A coastline 784 kilometres
long (Apulia's coastline is longer than that of
any other Italian region), becoming 829 kilometres
with the addition of the two islands.
The journey begins in the north between the mouths of
the Biferno and the Fortore on the
Adriatic and stretches as far as Ginosa,
towards ancient Metaponto, in the Ionian.
At the start of the journey there is a lighthouse and
a loading wharf at Rodi Garganico
In the port of Peschici you can fill up with
petrol and water.
At Vieste there is quite a well-equipped little
port and at Pugnochiuso a lighthouse; here the
sea is crystal-clear and unpolluted, and woods can be
seen in the distance.
Mattinata has a small port and Manfrcdonia
is a good landing-place.
Near Zapponeta stands the Torre Aloisa
lighthouse and then come Margherita di Savoia,
Barletta and Trani with its welcoming
Other ports worthy of mention are Santo Spirito,
Palese, Bari, Torre a Mare, Mola di
Bari with its shipyards, and Monopoli.
During the journey along the coast one passes through
Savelletri, Torre Canne, Ostuni and the
harbour of Brindisi.
Another harbour with a lighthouse is San Cataldo,
then come the beaches of Lecce and San Foca (a
fourth class port).
After Otranto one can stop at Castro,
Tricase, Gallipoli, and welcoming
Taranto with its wonderful gulf.