In Molfetta, the number one summertime activity is going to the beach. Anyone who CAN spends at least part of every day there...housewives, mothers, children, students, people on their lunch break or day off. For many it's what they do all day every day during the "bella stagione" - the "beautiful season." It took me a long time to get used to the Molfetta beach concept...look, no sand! So, where's the beach? But, I learned that, in fact, one doesn't go to the "beach" here, but to the "sea"...and that makes all the difference. Along the Adriatic coast there are sand beaches, beaches of small stones, or, as in Molfetta, beaches of "scogli" which I struggle to translate, but let's say "flat rocks." So, you either join a lido (private beach club) where they provide you with chairs and umbrellas, or you bring your own chair, or you do your best to find a flatish place to spread your towel out on...trying to avoid sharp rocks poking you in sensitive soft spots!
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