Valle Dei Trulli
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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 ...
... and mostly covered in mist. The GFC or Economic conditions must have hit Italy hard because there were hundreds of single and apartment buildings not completed, hollow or boarded up, very sad. We stopped at a garage and went in with our two heads, as that is what everyone must have been staring at as we walked in, that and our French number plates, anyway got two coffees an Americano, (long black) and a Cappuccino for €1.80 bargain. Continued ...
... 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 ...
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
After a long chat at breakfast, Lina made our lunch and we set out for Alberobello in Puglia. We have never been to this area before. The roads were as quiet as we have had them in Italy – even on the autostrada. Nice for a change. We arrived at our 'hotel', which is just a couple of kilometres out of Alberobello. It is set amongst the Trulli houses and looks very nice and quite different from the rest of ...
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