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La Puglia

White Earth of Trulli

Valley of Itria

Alessandra Cenna

Ostuni  © Alessandra Cenna

Borgo Canonica - Cisternino © Alessandra Cenna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puglia, a beautiful region nestled in the heel of the Italian secret boot, is another facet of the beauty of this thousand-and-one-sided peninsula.

Rural and wild land, jewel of art, history and nature between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, Puglia is an authentic land that deserves more than one trip. Straddling the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, in the middle of a hilly and fertile countryside lies the Valle d’Itria.

A multitude of small villages, vast expanses of olive trees, vineyards as far as the eye can see, almond blossoms that make this southern part of the high plateau of Murges an exceptional paradise. Ostuni, the white city par excellence, is famous for its houses with whitewashed walls. Polignano watch the sea merge with the sky from the top of its pristine limestone cliffs.


Cisternino © Alessandra Cenna

Masseria Borgo San Marco Fasano 

© Alessandra Cenna

Masseria Borgo San Marco Fasano 

© Alessandra Cenna


The villages of Cisternino, Locorotondo, Martina Franca and the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello bear witness to this fabulous cultural richness with landscapes of unbelievable beauty and architectural particularity represented by the Trulli.

These spherical huts with limestone walls built dry without mortar draw the roots of their names in Latin «turris» and in Greek «tholos» which mean cupolas.

Perfectly successful examples of popular and rural architecture, the Trulli were first used as stables, stables or temporary residences of shepherds.

Their structure could be easily deconstructed or rebuilt according to the needs in order to skilfully avoid in the 15th century the too heavy taxes on the houses.

Become the symbol of the Valley, their perfect circular planes are surmounted by 3, 4 or 5 roofs with white cones, each for a different room. Each point has at the top a ball or hemisphere with magical, religious or propitiatory signs of the most fascinating.

Occupied until the late 1960s by the less fortunate peasants, these charming houses are now converted into guest rooms, hotels or homes of the most original.

This rescue of Puglia’s traditions has also made possible to rehabilitate the farmhouses, former fortified agricultural properties typical of the 16th century.

In the heart of a nature as green as peaceful, this rural architecture in its refined simplicity offers an ideal setting for a break out of time to the rhythm of this Italy of the south, true sunny paradise.

Fasano © Alessandra Cenna


Alberello © Alessandra Cenna

Alberello © Alessandra Cenna


Fasano © Alessandra Cenna