The top photo shows the point at which we started our hike.
Each of us had our own walking stick, not so much because the terrain was difficult, but to chase off any snakes we might have run into...luckily, we didn't meet up with any snakes at all! The stone structure in the background here is an abandoned farmhouse.
A great deal of the Murgia is active farmland and the bright green field in this photo is a crop of new wheat.
What looks like a pile of stones is actually a falling down trullo house. You can see the ancient stone walls used to create terracing for crops on the far hill.