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Travel Blogs from Martina Franca
... for his 50th birthday. It was eerie walking through the tunnel that Hitler would be driven in his stately Mercedes to the brass covered lift. He was claustrophobic and scared of heights. The lift is cut directly into the mountain and the house was where many dreadful decisions were made with horrific consequences in WW11. Eve Brahns sister had her wedding reception there. I took off to the top for some wonderful views but couldn't help thinking about Hitler and that horrible ...
Alberobello is famous for its houses called trulli. Very middle Eastern looking, with a conical domed roof made out of the limestone that abounds in the area.. Whitewashed to stop leakages. Very quaint, but must have been hard to live in. No windows, with walls three metres thick. Water was drained into a cistern when it rained. We went inside one which had been modernised with a bath ...
... 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 ...
... only allowed to take photos of the main entrance cave but the rest of it was equally impressive. It was amazing how many different shaped rock growths there were to keep you interested.
That night we got the ferry to Dubrovnik following a relatively uneventful drive through Bari (by Italian standards). The ferry left at 2200 and got in 0700 so we were up at 6ish as we weren't going to miss the breakfast that was included! Next installment for ...
Left Rome at 8.00am. Long drive today traveling from Rome to Alberobello but we had a pit stop every 1.5 hours. The first being toilet and drink stop; the second being for lunch; and the third being to look around the UNESCO World Heritage listed fortress of Castel del Monte.
Castle del Monte is an unusual, octagonal citadel, built in the 13th century. It is one of the best preserved medieval castles in the region. After exploring the castle, I managed to find my way back ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility