Relais Masseria Montalbano
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- Shuttle bus service
- Airport Transportation
- Minbar in room
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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 ...
... found a great restaurant where we were served home made snacks, bruschetta with our meals, I had sea bass and Jenny had orichetti, but they do not use Parmesan Cheese down here it stems from the old days when they were too poor, so they use fried breadcrumbs instead, delicious. Jenny and I have picked up a couple of recipes to test on our friends and family when we get home. Drove to Monopoli for a look at the seaside then back to our room. All I ...
... 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 ...
... arches etc. – all very white. However later on, when I said my usual 'Bon Giorno' to a little old man today, he said to me (in Italian), ‘your smile brought joy to my life’; there you go. There were also great views down to the valley and eventually the sea from here. Nice place but does seem a bit poor.
Next we drove to Cisternino. It had stopped raining earlier in the morning but is certainly cooling down. We loved this pretty town – often voted as ...
... in the photos. We had a great walk around the Rione Monti area, which has lots of homes with the cute roof & pinnacle. We also saw nice churches and went inside one (now a museum) to get an idea of what they are like. Another highlight was purchasing Craig’s first birthday gift – very nice leather ‘man bag’. The town is quiet and easily facilitates cars and tourists – although as usual we had a panic to ensure ...