Valle Dei Trulli
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... Story 2. After about 3 hours, my roommates still weren't back and on top of my stomach ache, I was starting to get really hungry, and call me crazy, but I wasn't in the mood for the beer in the fridge or the fries in the freezer. I was in my PJ's (it was 4PM), and I put on a brave face and went on a trek for some soup. So I was bra-less, make-up-less, had my rain boots (it wasn't raining...for once) tucked into my pretty purple floral PJ pants, and put ...
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 ...
... had lunch at the same place again. This time I had broad beans (which were puréed) (delicious) and they came with some roasted thin peppers drizzled with olive oil and salt, and some cooked greens (that was my primo course). I also had a second primo course instead of a secondo course which was potato gnocchi with cheese and black pepper (a little too salty for my palate). Plus my trusty 250ml of wine (wine costs ...
Raining again this morning. It's quite cold too. Got a taxi to the station - 12 euro - about 5 mins driving. Pretty expensive. Regional train to Martina Franca - about 2 hours, 7.70 euros. Countryside is very flat and quite stony. There's some dry stone walls and I even saw a shepherd with his sheep. Lots of olive trees (some very old), grape vines, market gardens. Lots of little villages only about 5 mins apart (by train). There's older school kids on the train. Don't ...
... 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 ...
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