The town of Alberobello, is the Trulli capital of Puglia and hence the world has more than thousand of these architectural structures. The sight of slanting and swerving pedestrian only streets lined with one trulli * sort of a conical windmill type ancient building structure, stacked after another is almost surreal ... The Hotel Dei Trulli and its splendid Restaurant Trullo D' Oro are unforgettable. Twenty or thirty years ago, few tourists made their way to the heel of Italy ... if u are seeking artisanal products and stunner Adriatic views and memorable cuisine ... this is the place ... On the gastronomic side of things, Il Poeta Contadino and IL Guerico di Puglia are where one can savour renowned country cuisine. The specialties of this zone are ... Antipasti, the fabulous home baked breads, hand made pastas of the region * orichetta * shaped like little ears and the superb cheeses, olive oil, tomatoes and wines. Ristorante Al Fornello Da Ricci and the Ricci Family, Sommelier Angelo and Chef Dora and their daughter told us, everything here is hand grown and hand made and that is what makes the difference ... Heaven on earth to say the least ...
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