After two days outside of Martina Franca, it was time to move on. Our home for the next couple of days would be Gallipoli, but first we wanted to make a stop at Alberobello. This little town is a UNESCO Worl Heritage site and full of what is called "trulli", which are these little stone huts. Hard to explain with words, so I'll just show you!
So here's the thing about Alberobello. If you're planning a trip to Puglia, it's definitely worth a couple of hours, but no more than that. It was so freaking crowded with tourists that it felt kind of like an amusement park. Having already seen and been inside a couple of these trulli on our winetour the day before, it didn't quite feel worth it to have to push through crowds of people to do it again. With that said, it was pretty neat to see and I'm happy we took the time to drive a little detour to get there. It wasn't more than half an hour or so off of our route to Gallipoli anyways.
After having walked around the streets of Alberobello in the burning sun, and a little gelato break, we hit the roads again. A big part of our road trip was spent on quite pointless roads, not a lot to see around, but this bit was absolutely stunning! We got stuck between this tractor for quite a while, snailing our way down the hill, but with the ocean spread out in the background I did not mind it one bit. In the afternoon we arrived in beautiful Gallipoli, but I'll tell you more about that in another post.