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... taxes and fool the authorities. A lord moved his peasant workers here to clear land, but to avoid laws and taxes it was important that the town wasn't classed as an inhabited settlement. So until 1797 when Alberobello as given town status, the people had to live in the trulli that could be quickly dismantled when needed.
Tax avoidance in Italy is still evident today, I was told during our last visit that people avoid taxes ...
... is that down south in Italy is very different from the well known areas of Tuscany, Lakes, Dolomites etc. Will see what Sicily brings. 6.11.12 Alberobello to Crotone. Pouring rain, windy, but we got into the car and set Bruce for Cortone and true to form he led us and we did about 20 Kilometres through narrow streets lined with rock walls, similar to what you see in the English countryside. Anyway got on the coast road and the weather eased a bit, sea ...
... in shape and another gorgeous white town. Once again voted in as a pretty village. Apparently every year it is compulsory to white wash all the buildings and so it really looked clean, white and very pretty. Instead of 'trullis' it has 'truddhis' with tops which have peaked gabled rooves instead and do seem bigger. We hope to frame some of today’s photos and it is one place we actually thought we would like to live. We had a lovely time. At one ...
... and easily found the main centre Piazza. This was pretty with church and statue of San Oronzo dominating the square. Apparently, he is the town protector. Then we proceeded to get lost. Craig is usually excellent but the map was **** and when we ended up in the residential area (full of all white houses), most of them had no idea how to direct us (??? No comment). We eventually made it back to the square and had a drink and then found the Via del Cattedrale – lovely ...
... Wednesday, October 29, 2014
We are staying at La Trullesa and it is a lovely place to stay. Although compact we do have an outside eating area and kitchen which is very much appreciated. As part of this B&B they do have a shop and so breakfast included Italian coffee (yeh), juice and nice pastries – better than we usually get. We set out into Alberobello and it is a very pretty city. It is full of the Trulli houses, which you ...