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.
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.
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
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