Grotto Palazzese and Alberobello

I almost didn’t include Grotto Palazzese as honestly, the food left a lot to be desired. The worst we had in Puglia and the most expensive by a country mile. There are few worst food crimes than taking great ingredients and over complicating them until you’re not quite sure what’s just happened on your plate. I won’t bore you with the food but I had to share the setting as it really is spectacular (and the main reason for our visit).

After waiting for our taxi for yonks we finally got collected by a little tuk tuk IMG_3968

DressIMG_3977IMG_4015IMG_4018IMG_4022Which deposited us neatly outside Grotto Palazzese


You descend downstairs to the restaurant which is essentially on a ledge inside the cave.21170865_10159090098340532_1959411884_oIMG_4037

The waves thunder and crash below you, making for a pretty unique dining experience.IMG_4038IMG_4035

As the sun sets you’re treated to spectacular sights and i just wish the service and food could have matched up. If there’s a chance of just popping in for a drink, I’d definitely go for it.IMG_4034IMG_4044IMG_4046

The next morning we hot footed it over to Alberobello to see the Trulli that Puglia is so famous for.21171041_10159090098725532_516492494_o21146922_10159090098680532_979874226_oIMG_4078IMG_4080

Now such an iconic symbol of Puglia, they were originally designed to be able to be put up and down quickly. That way, when the tax collector came to town they could be swiftly dismantled and therefore avoid the property tax. Once he’d moved along they’d pop back up again.IMG_4079IMG_4071IMG_4081

We were staying in a little one at the top of town, complete with outdoor showerIMG_408221146363_10159090098950532_470039570_o

Our host was full of local information and recommended the restaurant we’d already booked for dinner which is always a good sign.

A ten minute stroll down the hill we came to L’AratroIMG_4090IMG_4093

21169483_10159090098920532_1343672559_oIMG_4086Where we wiled away the away the evening with course after course of delicious dishes and very little idea what we’d actually ordered. The chef’s selection of antipasti is a must and all I can say is that if you find yourself in Alberobello it’s definitely worth a visit.21191061_10159090098765532_89286764_o

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