On holiday in the wild and beautiful region of Puglia in Italy for two weeks, we spent most of the time by the coast. We enjoyed swimming in the many natural pools and coves of the Salento Peninsula. One day, however, we drove inland to stay overnight at the Palazzo Scotto boutique hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello.

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Trulli

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Truly

THE MAIN ATTRACTIONS OF ALBEROBELLO

We decided to visit Alberbello on a whim, and we were rewarded with the experience of walking around one of the most unique towns in Italy. Alberobello is known for the trulli, the fairytale cone-shaped stone houses that farmers in this region of Puglia once lived in.

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Trulli

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Trulli

There are still quite a lot of trulli that are being used by the local people for living and working. But many trulli are now empty. Or else they have been converted into hotels and museums. Tourists are always willing to pay a fee to see the original interiors of a trulli.

PALAZZO SCOTTO : WHERE TO STAY IN ALBEROBELLO

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Trulli

Where to stay in Alberobello, town of Trulli

Of course we had to book a hotel in Alberobello at the last minute. Fortunately we found the Palazzo Scotto, a five-room boutique hotel in the quiet side of town. We booked a suite in a trulli in this hotel without knowing much about it. When we arrived, we were very happily surprised.
 
 
The boutique hotel Palazzo Scotto in Alberobello

The boutique hotel Palazzo Scotto in Alberobello

The Palazzo Scotto is a lovely little hotel, full of simple but tasteful details. The owner, Valerio, carefully chose everything in the hotel to ensure a simple but upmarket boutique hotel experience in Alberobello. He’s been successful with this.

A TRULLI WITH A BEAUTIFUL GARDEN

 
The boutique hotel Palazzo Scotto in Alberobello

The boutique hotel Palazzo Scotto in Alberobello

 
The Palazzo Scotto is located on the main street of Alberobello and it has one trulli at the back. This trulli has been converted into a suite at the back, and it opens up to a quiet garden. This is one of the few trulli with real privacy in the town.
 
In the mornings, a delicious breakfast of cheeses, cold cuts, and scrambled eggs is served in the garden to the guests staying in the trulli. This is probably the best place to have breakfast in Alberobello.
 

In the evenings, it’s wonderful to have an after-dinner drink in this same garden. The night we were there, Valerio served us homemade local wine laced with cherry syrup that his mother makes. It was the perfect end to a wonderful stay in Alberobello.
 
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