Today we had to leave behind Ostuni and venture into the land of the Trulli. This included a stop along the way to visit Locorotondo, another white town perched on a hilltop. Locorotondo was very different to Ostuni, in that it was much more compact, more pristine and much more tranquil due to the lack of tourists. We only needed a couple of relaxing hours to explore this little gem and witness life being carried out with a local wedding complete with their own Paparazzi!
By early afternoon we arrived in Alberobello famous for it’s large population of Trullo houses. We had the privilege of staying overnight in an authentic Trillo built in the 1400’s and the only one in the area with three conical connecting roofs. Our host who greeted us was the grand daughter of the proud owners that raised their family in this very same Trillo.
There are two main areas of Trulli in Alberobello. We are staying in the more traditional area where most Trulli are still lived in vs the larger area, which is mostly commercial to serve the hoards of tourists.
By 7pm the place had become quiet due to most of the day tourists disappearing and leaving just the locals and tourists like us that were staying on in the local accommodations.
We topped the day off eating out on fresh local produce in a highly rated restaurant.