Tag Archive: Alberobello

Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 25

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while offers opportunities to get close to people in ways that a hotel can’t. Don’t believe us? These are some of the special people we befriended who touched our souls over the last year in some way. 1. Jamila from Marrakech The manager, housekeeper and …

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Jun 02

Train Travel and Taking Time Out for Reflection

We’ve always loved train travel – as much for the opportunities it gives us to sit back and simply reflect, as for the chance to take in scenery you don’t get to see from the seat of a car, bus or plane. We’re trying to travel by train as much as we can, in keeping …

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Jun 01

The Trulli of Alberobello – Living like Locals In Puglia

Italians joke that in Italy tax evasion, not soccer (football), is the number one national sport – a quarter of the Italian economy apparently avoids paying taxes. So it wasn’t so surprising to find out that Puglia’s trulli, the traditional, white, conical houses that dot the Puglian countryside, were a product of this pervasive practice. …

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May 31

Homegrown and Homemade in Puglia – Olive Oil and other Earthly Delights

In Alberobello, it seems self-sufficiency extends to everything from olive oil to limoncello – from filling the fridge to supplying the liquor cabinet, everything is homegrown and homemade in Puglia. In Alberobello, there are only a couple of supermarkets and one market, and there’s no need for more because here it appears everyone grows what …

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