07.05.2011 32 °C
I have begun writing this blog about our time here for a summer in Italy...in hopes that it will evolve into a book or something wonderful. Also to interest anyone who wants to know Italy, as we will be traveling the country from heel to crown. I have noticed with traveling already that we are a rare breed, venturing 'on the road' indefinitely with a one-year-old. I guess it never struck me as odd, or that particularly adventurous. It was just something we wanted to do, or more like it, felt it was something we had to do.
People look at us with some mix of admiration, confusion and sometimes pity, when they hear our developing story. We left all of our things in storage in Seattle. We booked a ticket to Rome. We plan to stay for our allotted 90 days to the dot, or more, if the authorities let us. Some think we are crazy. Some days we wonder what we are thinking, or what the next stop will be. But so far, it is working for us. An adventure worth taking.
Today we sit in a magical little town filled of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with ancient pagan Trulli homes. They are cone-shaped dwellings that are only in this particular region of Puglia. The cutest things, they are all white houses with cone-shaped stone roofs. We are staying overnight in one of these little trulli in the old town called "Rione Monti". Absolutely one of the most unique places I have ever 'dwelled in', and certainly a one-of-a-kind and uncommon place, that is surely worth a day or two on your itinerary to Italy.