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Travel Blogs from Margherita di Savoia
Sweetness and Light (trulli, madly, deeply!!!!).
Back in harmony, the three of us visit Cisternino and Locorotondo and pass many Trulli houses. Cylindrical stone whitewashed structures with conical stone clad roofs built by peasants, encouraged by landowners who avoided paying tax since they were deemed moveable structures. Many are now gentrified and included in modern villas with mixed success. We manage to avoid the tourist magnet that is Alberobello, all gift ...
... grotto, seeking the
protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view
of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most
celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St
Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions,
reflection, and a restful ...
Sunday we woke up, ate breakfast, went to the local flea market (where I bought an Italian CD) and then went to the beach. We found cool shells that looked like half-starfish/ half shells. We also found an empty bottle on the beach and decided to write a note on the back of a receipt and throw it into the water! We then packed up and boarded the train. We were all devasted to leave Puglia because it is such a calm, clean, serene place!
... have evolved. Time machine wonder, perhaps.
A long, sometimes scenic drive of three hours along the coast, passing Bari and Brindisi. We arrive just as the sky darkens but with specific directions from our new host Roberto we find our b and b right inside the historical zone, La Bella Lecce. Room is like a cave with rough walls and high ceilings. Right outside are the small, narrow ...
... with stress, Vino is a possible and delicious solution. So despite exhaustion,we have now been up for 30 hours minus short nap=duration 3 hrs on the plane,we head into town, walking downhill which means the way back uphill WILL be a challenge. I am compelled to eat only in restaurants I have read about, luckily my choice is close by, Osteria Dell' Corso. Roberto is sitting outside, I know his name having read ...
- Room service
- Free parking