Masseria Relais del Cardinale
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... to see just how beautiful this place really is. There are views straight out of postcards everywhere and the sea was perfectly clear and turquoise blue, it really was a place right from my dreams. The only downside was the whipping wind, but I can only imagine how perfect a destination this would be in the Summer.
The town was so cute, too. If you picture an Italian village where everyone knows each other, everyone is yelling, the families ...
... been hard in the old days for people here. The Trulli houses would have been very cold in winter and probably hot in summer. No power or running water. This area was a very poor area of Italy. The food from here is called Cucina Povera meaning something like peasant food. It's good wholesome food. In demand now. Back in Martina Franca and I love the old area. In the dusk light it just looks beautiful. Especially the Church. There's always a lot of old ...
... of white wine. So before your food comes they bring out a basket of bread and 2 slices of bruschetta like bread, 1 slice has olive oil and tomatoes on and the other slice has a fairly strong creamy cheese. All very yum. My food was delicious although the lemon sauce was quite tangy. The wine was very good, specially for a house wine. They don't charge for the bread and bruschetta. 18 euro all up. After lunch I went ...
... the school times are but the train left Lecce at 12.45 and they were getting off at different stops so obviously finished school. We keep passing fields of solar panels. Good! As we get closer to MF it starts to get a little but hillier. Lots of terraces now. And stone fruit blossom. We pass a lot of the little trulli houses. They're so cute. Look like fairy houses, or hobbit houses. They're everywhere. Beautiful countryside. It's still raining when the train arrives in MF ...
... 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 by not completing their houses, that's why you see ...