The last 2 days have been spent pottering around some of the local towns of the area. Here we are in Alberobello, the most famous of the trulli towns, where there are literally hundreds of them and the town has UNESCO heritage status. Simply wonderful, nowhere like it in the world. We also went to Locorotondo, a gorgeous hilltop town with lots of baroque influenced architecture. It often feels like we are in Turkey or Greece with the architecture, rather than Italy.
We were meaning to visit Ostuni this morning, but had the first mishap of the trip with a poor carsick S. Would have been a miracle really if we had made it through without any chucking! So it was back home to clean up the car seat and we spent the rest of the day poolside. She’s now sorted touch wood with travel sick bands and homeopathic remedies. Tonight after dinner we went into Cisternino for a gelato, up there with the best so far – fig & panacotta for me, to die for!!
Our last days in Puglia were spent visiting the seaside towns of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli (yes like the board game). Really cute little towns bordering the Adriatic Sea.
We really loved our time in Puglia, it was very different and a lot more rustic than anywhere we’ve been in Italy before. We didn’t see many other tourists either, people were quite fascinated by us and the ’24 hour plane ride to get there with 2 small kids’ thing – one shopkeeper gave me a series of ‘brava, brava, brava’ when she asked how far it was ha ha.