Winter Motorhome Trip To Italy travel blog

Main Street

Close Up View

Up The Hill

Diddy House

Diddy Church

Well we've had our first disaster on the trip! Viv doesn't trust the water that is stored in our onboard water tank & pumps up through the taps, not for drinking anyway, despite the fact that we boil it for tea & coffee. No, we have to have a couple of 4/5ltr plastic water bottles that she fills up & stores separately to use for drinking water. One of those was a nice little collapsible water container that we bought at a motorhome show last year. Well somebody, no names, left it outside the Ladies toilets this morning after filling it up & forgot to pick it up after she came out. So when we stopped for our morning coffee break we were a bottle short. Oops!

Apart from that disaster we had a pleasant drive up from the South Eastern tip of Italy, now really heading homeward. The weather was dull again but the wind has died down & only a few light showers along the way. I had stored some caches along our route on my phone so we did stop a few times along the way but only managed to log two as the others were either too far off the road, or missing, or we just couldn't find them.

I had decided to stop today at a town called Alberobello. I saw it mentioned on a TV programme before Xmas & it looked interesting. It's claim to fame is the little round Trullo houses, they really are the most picturesque little buildings. Our guide book quoted as follows:

Unesco World Heritage Site Alberobello resembles an urban sprawl – for gnomes. The Zona dei Trulli on the western hill of town is a dense mass of 1500 beehive-shaped houses, white-tipped as if dusted by snow. These dry-stone buildings are made from local limestone; none are older than the 14th century. Inhabitants do not wear pointy hats, but they do sell anything a visitor might want, from miniature trulli to woollen shawls.

Our site for the night was right beside the Zona dei Trulli so we parked up & then wandered around the narrow streets, a kind of fairyland, a real pleasure. Even the church at the top of the hill had the same beehive features. A marvellous place.

To round off the day we ate at a little pizzeria in town having our usual margarita pizza & calzone.

Mileage today - 145

Total Mileage to date - 3,296

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