Ciao! I’m Yurie, your travel designer for destination Puglia! How is your summer/winter holidays going? 🙂 Puglia is still super hot but nowadays we rarely see the days go over 40 degree (Grazie a Dio!)!

Last weekend, me and my partner was near Itria Valley where there are many “trulli”!

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“Trulli” at Alberobello

They are so cute and tiny, and they didn’t use any mortar to built this houses. One of the theory is: to literally demolish the house when there was a notice for the tax payment. Here is the story from this website I learnt about Trulli:

“The nobility of the time imposed heavy taxes on any permanent structure. Thus, the theory goes that the peasant families, not able to bear the burden of this tax, built their dwellings so that they could be literally demolished at a moments notice! Because a conical roof depends largely on the ‘topmost’ stone to prevent the roof from caving in, the peasant owner was able to literally demolish their house simply by pulling this stone out! (from Trullipuglia.com)”

It does sounds like Italian. They are so cheeky to avoid tax payments! 😉

Anyhow, these trulli in Alberobello area became Unesco World Heritage, and there are many tourists from all around the world every year!

Do you want to see what it’s look like inside? 🙂 Here are some from our friend’s trulli!

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They are tiny..I do feel like I live in a house of hobbits! 🙂

If you are interested, I can certainly recommend some trulli to stay over! Please contact me and say hello! hello@lifeinpugliatravel.com!

(Design plan)Weekend in Puglia Day 1

On the first week of July, my glass artist friend came to Puglia from Florence for a weekend away. The main reason was to see “luminarie” at Scorrano city in Salento peninsula!

Since she is an artist, she was interested in our traditional crafts and arts in Puglia, so I made her trip according to her requests.

1st day: She arrived at Bari airport on the Friday morning. I picked her up from the airport and we went to Savelletri which is about 1 hour away from Bari centre.

Savelletri is a little town next to the ocean and it’s famous for seafood restaurants! Since she hasn’t eaten fish that much in Florence, I took her to my favourite place for sea urchins!

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L’oasi di riccio, Savelletri: Sea urchins and Puglian octopus salad

After the lunch, we had a quick bath into the ocean near this restaurant, and we headed to Salento for Scorrano Luminarie! Luminamie is a festival of lights, and this small town in Puglia is so famous that every year, many people from all over Italy and the world come to see it! All these rights are made by hand..one by one! It’s not one Luminarie. Whole town is light up for a week, all night long! There are 3 shows and starts from 21:00. My suggestion is: Go there earlier and watch 21:00 show because later the night will be, the more clouds coming into the town!  If you are interested, check it out one of the family who created this! You can see their other luminarie works in the world such as at Kobe in Japan: Mariano Light (Youtube) 

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On the same day, we slept at Muro Leccese which is next to Scorrano city!

If you want to know more about Mariano Light, please check it out their website from here!

Restaurant L’oasi di riccio: SP90, 25, 72015 Fasano BR, +39 339 116 5445