On Day 2 of our holiday in Puglia, in southern Italy, we drove down to Alberobello. The very reason we planned our holiday was to visit the ancient white cone roof houses called Trullis in Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site. What we didn’t realise that it’s a very popular tourist destination and even in the non-holiday season there are queues to get into the city. Arpit’s broken Italian came in very handy when asking for directions, as the GPS didn’t take us to the main parking area.
It was a beautiful day and bright clear skies welcomed us to the ancient site of Alberobello. We made our way up the village and were greeted by an army of tourists and holidaymakers. Though it was a welcome change from Day 1, we didn’t expect it to be so busy.
Travelling with a toddler and a vegan means your eating-out options are limited. Before exploring the village we wanted to fill up our stomachs but most of the places in the village were serving sea-food or a set non-vegetarian menu. After a bit of wandering around we came across some take away places making fresh focaccia breads. If you intend to visit Alberobello then do try the fresh focaccia bread. We were fed and ready to march. The village has rows of white cone roof houses called Trullis, made up of limestone and build using prehistoric building techniques. The souvenir shops in the village provide roof top access to tourists, where one can enjoy aerial views of the place. I definitely recommend the aerial view of the village to savor its true architectural beauty. Rest of the afternoon was spent just walking around the village, exploring local shops and clicking pictures. The village also provides comfortable B&B accommodation in the Trulli. I think if you want to truly absorb the place its a good idea to stay in one. We thoroughly enjoyed roaming around the white cone roof houses in Alberobello but just wished it were less crowded. If we visit the place again we will definitely consider staying in the Trulli.
On Day 2 I wore this oriental print kimono from Oasis. Kimono is a vey versatile piece of clothing. You can wear it with shorts for summer holidays or wear with jeans and a skinny belt and turn it from a holiday look to a day look. This kimono is my favorite piece of clothing this year. It helps in adding layers to your outfit and perfect for looking ultra chic on the beach. I wore some tribal inspired jewelry from Forever 21 with the kimono. The silver and blue in the Forever 21 neck piece goes really well with the kimono. I am also wearing Forever 21 denim shorts and asos gold buckle sandals.
What are you wearing on your next holiday? Need some inspiration? Then checkout the Oasis Store. They have some great holiday clothing.