Villa Ducale Hotel
Travel Blogs from Martina Franca
... appeared to be in a suburban street but everything here is so close together. The farm was 44 acres with 20 cows, donkeys, calves, rabbits and pigs. We had a taste of local wine and an enormous meal!! With a good sing song in the bus on the way home. The next morning our local guide Gabi took us to a palace where the proposal scene from the Sound of Music took place. We then drove to the start of our trip to the Eagles Nest where o had a incredible engineered house given ...
... a massiera, a large farmhouse where the food we ate was all produced. First stacks of antipasti, then fava purée with spinach, followed by pasta, and then main course of patatine, salad, and mixed grill of pork and lamb, and Macedonia (fruit salad). All with wine and a limoncello. It was avery pleasant evening, quite cold with some light rain.. Getting lots of use of my long pants and ...
... could easily be taken down.
This afternoon we drove to the town of Locorotondo, about 20 minutes from Alberobello. Locorotondo is a pretty little town and the view from the Panoramic Garden is fabulous. We all had a gelato, paid for by Albatross.
Back in Alberobello, we visited a winery. The general comment was that the wine was not very ...
... her (special , not to mention but it had a zero in it) birthday. The little town was pretty with a nice esplanade. As always, completely dead in the week but it really came alive at the weekend. We went out for a meal on Sunday and the town was packed. The recommended restaurant we went to didn't open till 9, so we went for cocktails first and then had a great seafood meal and Phoebe was as star (unfortunately until we tried to get her into bed ...
... only stopped about an hour before we arrived. While it was no longer raining, it was bitterly cold. I've been very lucky with the weather - warm, sunny days up to now.
Alberobello is a UNESCO heritage listed town because of its Trulli houses. Trullo is Italian for 'cone' and the houses look like bee hives. After leaving Castel del Monte we started to see Trulli houses but Alberobello has the greatest concentration of Trulli houses. The whole city centre is a mass of ...
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