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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 ...
... 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 ...
... the problem was, it was that you had to put in the registration number of your car, then it would accept coins. Later on close inspection I found this written in very small type, strange. We set Bruce and again the address meant nothing to him, found a farm and a lady gave directions, nowhere near where the GPS said, I don't blame him in Italy they can have the same named town in three different regions, unless you know the postcode your a goner. Found ...