tiistai 9. elokuuta 2011

Alberobello, Apulia, Italy

We spent our first night in Ostuni in this amazing hotel called Hotel Novecento. Hotel Novecento is situated about 1,5 km from the Ostuni Historical centre. We got very warm welcome when we arrived to the Hotel. After the flight and drive from Bari we were really hungry but unfortunately it was siesta time, so everything was closed. But a really nice hotel manager promised us to prepare some small snacks to get us through till dinner. 

The Hotel itself was decorated in a romantic style. It was kind of old fashion and all the rooms had different names and decor. The Pool was great and the garden was really beautiful. We really enjoyed our visit here!

On the way to Noci we stopped in Alberobello, which is famous for its Trulli constructions. It is part of the Unesco World Heritage sites. We had a nice day wandering around Alberobello and admiring the little town. 

The next stop was Grotte di Castellana. We took one and a half hour english guided tour in these limestone caves. The caves are really worth to visit. 

Finally we arrived in Noci where we were sightseeing and had a nice coffee break enjoying Espresso Freddo.

Our main attraction in Noci was a Wine Factory called Cantine Barsento. We tasted different wines and our favourite one was a delicious dessert wine: Malicchia Mapicchia. What a wine! The Staff was really friendly even though they didn't speak english. Fortunately we had our own tourist guide with us! ;-)

For Dinner we went back to Alberobello. For Starters we ate different kind of Italian appetizers for example mushrooms, potatoes, olives, meatballs etc. and also tried traditional Apulian dish Fava Bean Puree and Chicory Greens. As main course we had pasta. 

Fava Bean Puree and Chicory Greens

On the way back to Ostuni we experienced an exciting adventure with TomTom. TomTom didn't agree with us or another way around ;). The roads were narrow and the night was dark. Fortunately we had blonde hair and full tank of diesel. We got to visit a lot of different olive yards which were really spooky. We got to practice our reversing skills ;). We arrived to the hotel 2.30 am. We don't recommend this particular sightseeing tour to anyone....

1 kommentti:

  1. Heiii tytsyt, kiva kun kävitte visiitillä salsassa :) Oon kuolannut näitä teidän arvosteluja, voi että :) Herkullista alkusyksyä teille myös!