Trulli District

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  • Day7

    Alberobello, Hauptstadt der Trulli

    June 18, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Gleich am Morgen steuern wir Alberobello im Valle d' Itria an, die Hauptstadt der Trulli und UNESCO Weltkulturerbe. Wir rechnen touristenmassenmäßig mit dem Schlimmsten, doch der im Reiseführer beschriebene Parkplatz mit Shuttle zum Zentrum ist leer. Wir wagen uns also näher ans Zentrum, parken neben einigen wenigen Autos und machen uns auf, die berühmten Trulli, Wahrzeichen Apuliens zu besichtigen.
    Trulli sind Rundbauten aus Naturstein mit spitz zulaufenden Steinschindeldächern, die ihren Ursprung im 17. Jahrhundert haben sollen. Ein Anwesen besteht aus mehreren Trulli, wobei jeder Trullo (so die Einzahl) eine spezielle Funktion besitzt.
    Die Trulli im Zentrum Alberobellos wirken ein wenig wie ein Freilichtmuseum, wir nehmen an, dass die Bewohnerinnen und Bewohner den Touristenläden gewichen sind. Wir können allerdings auch nicht widerstehen und kaufen einen kleinen Trullo, klarerweise handgefertigt vom Meister selbst!
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  • Day7


    May 30, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nach einstündiger Fahrt von Alberobello sind wir dann noch ein wenig durch Bari gelaufen. Der Hungerast hat uns in eine Sulmeria getrieben. Dort haben wir jeder ein riesiges frisch zubereitetes Baguette gegessen, das hat geschmeckt allerdings auch etwas getropft. Die Hose von Robby hat etwas abbekommen ( die Flecken sind zu Hause raus gegangen). Gestärkt ging es dann auf die Suche nach der Kathedrale des Heiligen Nikolaus. Diese haben wir gefunden und besichtigt und dann sind zurück aufs Schiff.Read more

  • Day48

    Ristorante L'Aratro, Alberobello

    October 16, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Tonight was our last night in Alberobello so we decided to treat ourselves with a very delicious dinner at Ristorante L’Aratro. It is a 2018 Michelin recognised restaurant and is in a traditional Trulli hut dating back to the 1400s.

    It was amazing inside with a maze of rooms that opened up onto a enclosed patio area. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was amazing. Domenico Laera, owner and chef, opened Ristorante L'Aratro on 4th February, 1987. His dream was to let people know what his parents and grandparents have been handing down to their children - the love and passion for one's own land. I'd say his dream has come true.

    We thought we’d share an entree and luckily we did as it was 5 courses! Beautiful local vegetables, cheeses, meat, seafood and even tripe. Thankfully Brad ate my share of the tripe because it was disgusting. Our entree just kept coming and coming and coming and we were full before our mains even arrived.

    The food was delicious as was the local wine. I have really enjoyed the Italian wines, especially from this region. The maître de served us limoncello to finish off the meal and the chef/owner even came to the table to see how our meal was. He was a character with his bright apron, scarf and braces. He even agreed to have a photo with us.

    It was the perfect end to our very enjoyable stay in Alberobello.
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  • Day190

    Nice tree

    May 5, 2019 in Italy ⋅ 🌫 17 °C

    In 1644, the King of Naples sent tax collectors intermittently to the Puglia region, near the town of Alberobello; from the medieval Latin name of the region “siva arboris belli” (The wood of the tree of war).
    Count Acquaviva came up with a plan to avoid settlement taxes: he forced local people into houses that could be taken apart easily . These were the famous trullo houses that had been around (sic) since ancient times and since they were morterless - dry stone walls - they could be built or destroyed very quickly.
    When eventually it was out for the Count, the town was granted the staus of a royal town by the King of Naples. For 200 years they have kept the style of their houses though, adorned with pagan Christian and alchemical signs .
    The centro storico is now a Disney park and busloads of tourists from cruise ships docked at Bari come up to wander around.
    Another UNESCO World Heritage site
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  • Day14

    Valle d'Itria

    September 17, 2019 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    No breakfast at Casa Q but self serve nespresso, yoghurt and cornflakes.
    First stop on the day tour was a beautiful though hot, crowded and surprisingly large Polignano a Mare.
    Then Alberobello which as expected was extremely touristy but worth seeing over a thousand trulli with mortar free pointy roofs.
    Very hot and humid but enjoyed a fresca panini of proscuitto, white mozzarella and pomodore and then an esspresso on ice.
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