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May 19, 2018 - Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Ostuni

Saturday 19th May: Back to the land of the trulli. What a different day from yesterday! There was not a cloud in the sky, it was getting warmer and we were visiting nearby places. First port of call was Locorotondo, just a few kilometres south of Alberobello so the individual trulli houses were everywhere. Locorotondo owes its name to its circular layout and sits on a hill with great views over the whole which is speckled with trulli in a sea of vines and olive and almond trees. The townsfolk are called “pigeons” because they sit on...

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Oct 31, 2009 - Ostuni, a bit more

As Lidia noted, our final days in Ostuni, the white city, were rather black. Lidia was devastated by Robin's sudden death. We basically laid pretty low for a couple days. Talking with Susan Antone was very helpful. The Ostuni apartment was an unexpected gem found; lots of space, equipped kitchen where we cooked fresh fish & veggies, great rooftop views of the city, and a very comfortable bed. 31 October at 10:00 we walked to piazza to catch 10:30 bus to the train station. Arrived to piazza at 10:05, and so with plenty of time I went to...

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Oct 30, 2009 - Ostuni, La Citta Bianca

Lidia's Spanish entry for October 26: Por fin descansamos de andar de vagabundos como estudiantes! Leimos sobre Ostuni, la bella ciudad blanca en Puglia y decidimoS venir a descansar unos dias antes de enfrentarnos a Roma. Rentamos un departamento lindisimo de 3 pisos con un patio y veranda de lujo. Desde la veranda se ve la ciudad completamente blanca con excepcion de la catedral. El departamento de llama Casa de Colombo porque esta en la calle de Cristofero Colombo. Es una torrecilla en un callejoncito. Despues de quedarnos en pequen-os...

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Oct 28, 2009 - Alberobello & Cisternino

Rented a little Fiat, boy does that bring back memories, as I owned three different models during my younger days (note that I DID NOT say WHEN I WAS young !),and drove into the countryside outside of Ostuni, where we have the apartment. Alberobello is world famous for the trulli (that is plural - trullo is singular). We're told legend has it that this mode of construction (without any mortar) allowed a whole village to be dismantled quickly if the regional 'authorities' arrived to ensure that the peasants had not built houses which they...

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