oliveOur last experience of driving around the towns near Bari in Puglia involved hotels which weren't open till later in May, closed restaurants and local youth playing chicken on their skateboards in front of the French registered car we were driving. I was so glad we did not hit one as there was a certain amount of menace in the air. This is a part of Italy where the traffic lights just flash orange - presumably as people do what they like anyway.

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