- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... 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 ...
3.11.14 Pignataro Got up and packed our trusty Peugeot after breakfast. Plugged the address of The Queen Hotel into Bruce and we were off. Onto the Autostrada with a tank full of Diesel and Jenny took the wheel, she did well too. We stopped for coffee, then lunch and paid the €20 toll. Off to what we thought was our Hotel, but no, nothing in sight, stopped at a Cafe no one spoke English but they said it was 20 km further south. So off we go, tried ...
... 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 ...
... is WONDERMAN with his driving – no kidding. I should add here that the longer we have been here – especially in the South – the more we are hearing about dissatisfied Italian – angry with the government and the economy. Young people can’t find work and locals say they need a couple of Mussolini’s to get Italy organized. There you go! Not that the people aren’t nice to us, but ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
After a long chat at breakfast, Lina made our lunch and we set out for Alberobello in Puglia. We have never been to this area before. The roads were as quiet as we have had them in Italy – even on the autostrada. Nice for a change. We arrived at our 'hotel', which is just a couple of kilometres out of Alberobello. It is set amongst the Trulli houses and looks very nice and quite different from the rest of ...