Family Trip: Puglia & Salento

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Happily exploring the grounds at the trulli

We have recently returned home from an 8 day trip in Puglia and Salento in southern Italy. Italy never disappoints. What’s not to love about this beautiful country? I feel so lucky to be living this life with my family. Here is a little bit about our journey.

We first stayed for 3 nights in a trulli on the outskirts of Alberobello. Staying here was an experience. The 200+ year old trulli are run by this lovely family who treated us to such lovely hospitality. The homemade yogurt, cakes, and cookies at breakfast are something I will never forget. After our first breakfast Flora said, “I love Italian food!”

Our host Donato recommended restaurants that locals go to in Alberobello. He made us a reservation for one up the street for Sunday lunch. Big family time in Italy! I love seeing this family tradition. Large Italian families, kids running around the restaurant, loud conversations and smiles, DELICIOUS food, and amazing service. The food was incredible. Flora discovered she loves clams! And this mozzarella almost moved me to tears!

We were only 12 km from Locorotondo, so we drove there after lunch and just walked around this white washed town while Thibault took a nap. Flora found a speeltuin, we all ate gelato, and the sun was shining. No museums to see, no major monuments or historical sites, just pure Italian beauty!

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