The towns and villages of Puglia are similar in style to the villages of Northern Italy, but the earthier colored sandstone and marble is replaced by lighter, often whitewashed surfaces. The most obviously different architecture is found around the town of Alberobello in the Itria Valley.
Martina Franca – a labyrinth of pale marble and white walls.
Main Square – Martina Franca
Dry stone walled and conical roofed Trulli buildings of the Itria Valley
Immaculate old Fiat.
Trulli houses, Alberobello.
Well worn stairs – Alberobello
Rain in Lecce
Cruising the hills around Pisa in a Fiat 500 driven like a Ferrari – What a lot of fun.
A few years ago the European Union made a ruling that any car over a certain age should be taken off the road in an effort to clean up air pollution. Italy said fine, but the Fiat 500 is a National Icon and, no matter what age, has a place on the roads of Europe. There are still thousands of these little cars on the roads and footpaths of Italy. Now joined by a brand new version, Italy would not be the same without them.