Park Hotel San Michele
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Multilingual staff
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... and nearly everyone you see has a cone of gelato in their hand, this is Polignano a Mare. It was such a typical Italian town and I loved it so much. One night at dinner I saw a young boy, no older than eight, drinking from a glass of wine. Everyone at my table was appalled, but I figured this was what my mom always talked about at Christmas! Ever since I can remember, my mom has always placed a glass of wine in front of me at dinner because it's just ...
... 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 ...
... 1.50 euro! And you get 2 good size glasses out of it). So filling. 16 euros. I can see why they have a siesta. Big meal (plus wine makes you sleepy). Before lunch I had a look in the Ducal Palace. There were some lovely friezes (of course). All the floors are made from pure marble. Beautiful. (They are in the old town too). For dinner I had another piece of focaccia. Watched Evita on my little netbook. Glad I brought it with ...
... 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 ...