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... taxes and 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 ...
... trulli.html Anyway the countryside changed and resembles the Riverina with large properties and crops, then up pop the limestone walls with olive groves, orchards and crops. Got to Alberobello and had a bit of a look around. The parking was interesting, went to put money in the machine for a ticket and it would not accept it, put credit card in and it took two euros and gave me an hour. Whilst having lunch the parking guru was there so I asked ...
... was a small procession of locals (remembering the dead we assume) – because it is All Souls Day tomorrow. Italy is a really religious country. Not convinced the people are religious but the country is! I bought some purple lace earrings which will be great for Wednesday s at school. Loved this place. We have come home and Craig is cooking a sausage/mushroom risotto. Getting organized for tomorrow also – we have a long day of driving ahead of ...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
We had another great day. Slower start and then we drove firstly to Ostuni – this is a white hilltop town about 30 minutes south from Alberobello. BTW Alberobello means beautiful tree and there are sure plenty round here. Craig and I first saw Ostuni from a distance on the train and I was very keen to see it. The drive was lovely even with the rain, and along the way we saw many very old olive trees with very thick trunks. After parking we ...
... Wednesday, October 29, 2014
We are staying at La Trullesa and it is a lovely place to stay. Although compact we do have an outside eating area and kitchen which is very much appreciated. As part of this B&B they do have a shop and so breakfast included Italian coffee (yeh), juice and nice pastries – better than we usually get. We set out into Alberobello and it is a very pretty city. It is full of the Trulli houses, which you ...