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Day 3. No rain today so I got the train to Alberobello which is about 10 km away. The view was amazing with all the little trulli houses scattered throughout the countryside. They're little round houses that the poor people used to live in. Now they've all been or are being done up. Still lots of dry stone walls around here. It's very agricultural. Had a good day wandering around Alberobello. Went into the tourist trulli and the Basillica of Medici. Gees it ...
... s raining and blowing a gale. I'm very disappointed. The weekly market is on today. I did try and get there but it was just too wet and windy. Kept blowing my umbrella inside out! So on my way back I stopped in at a little coffee shop (the standing only variety) and had a nice cafe latte. Took a photo of the owners. Then I found a little shop that had a 1969 model Vespa scooter so I just had to buy it. Good momento ...
Raining again this morning. It's quite cold too. Got a taxi to the station - 12 euro - about 5 mins driving. Pretty expensive. Regional train to Martina Franca - about 2 hours, 7.70 euros. Countryside is very flat and quite stony. There's some dry stone walls and I even saw a shepherd with his sheep. Lots of olive trees (some very old), grape vines, market gardens. Lots of little villages only about 5 mins apart (by train). There's older school kids on the train. Don't ...
... unfinished houses being lived in!
Back to the trulli houses - one was only 14 square meters in total and with a family of seven living in it - 3 slept upstairs, 4 down stairs, the kitchen was the size of a closet and toilet outside. The walls are white washed limestone and the roof is like a grey slate stone stacked into a cone shape. Some have painted Christian symbols on the roofs which is recent addition this century, and clay pots which I'm not sure why. As ...
... to find it ourselves from the rough description and Bingo, brand new Hotel in the middle of Harlem or similar. The ladies of the night along the truck route should have been a bit of an indication. Anyway we are here, room clean, wifi and we only need a bed, off to the Pizzaria next door for dinner and a numbing beer. It's all part of it isn't it. Anyway The Queen Hotel is in Pignataro Italy, "Pignataro" is the Italian word for, "Move on, nothing to ...