Relais Masseria Montalbano
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... on and went out into the world. I know I looked as miserable as I felt, but I knew I wasn't going to see any of these people on the street ever again, so who cares? I had no WiFi, no phone service, no map, and absolutely no idea where I was going. My body hated me for every step that I took, but I'm an independent biatch and I was on a mission for soup. I found a grocery store, but of course soup just wasn't a thing, so I settled for pasta and by ...
... 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 ...
... old Italy anyway). I had also planned to go by bus to Alberobello to see the Trulli houses. Too wet for that too. I've decided to stay here for an extra 2 days so hopefully I'll be able to get there. Weather forecast doesn't look great though. I'm really liking this little town. It's so picturesque in the Centro storico. I'm loving the little unit too. Fully self contained, very clean and only 30 euro a night. ...
... 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 ...