Long time no see!

Long time no see!

It's a very long time since we posted news on Trulloland. It was a time when, besides our silence, the work progressed and we finally got our own trullo cones! It was back in October 2015 and the builders were so kind to speed up the job so we could see all our cones...

Mangiapuglia

Mangiapuglia

As we always get lots of requests from family and friends for restaurant suggestions and general tips on Puglia, we put together a new website. Mangiapuglia focusses on everything food related. You will find restaurants, bars, producers and every now and then a recipe...

Building progress

Building progress

Back in April was the last time we saw our trullo but until then it has been growing fast! Now with the summer heat, the building progress has slowed down. The last pictures we have are from end of May but already give pretty much a picture of what everything will...

Cresce!

Cresce!

Cresce, cresce (it's growing, it's growing)! It's what we heard ourselves saying the most during the last weeks when we saw our Trullo again and realised how much it grew over the last months. The builders did an amazing job. As soon as the weather was getting better...

Grape Schiacciata

A couple of weeks ago we joined our friends from of the foto/food blog Spysundtrank in their garden to take the grapes that they grew and try to make grape juice. We spent a fantastic afternoon in the sun,...

Olive harvest is approaching

Olive harvest is approaching

November/December is harvest time for olives. Everybody fishes the nets and the brushes out of the basement and starts collecting the olives from their own trees. It's a very fascinating time because all streets are filled with tractors, old station wagon cars, Ape's...

Spaghetti alle Vongole – che buono!

Spaghetti alle Vongole – che buono!

We are lucky enough to live in a country that is full of great Italian food. Meanwhile we can even find a great burrata in one of our supermarkets. But every now and then we bring back our Puglia vacation memories - that usually are connected to great food - by...

Building Progress

Before the workers went into the two weeks 'Ferragosto' break where literally all of Italy is on vacation, we received several updates on the building progress. We usually sit with the plan in front of the pictures and try to figure out what is on which side of the...

My lonely rides across the Murge hills

My lonely rides across the Murge hills

When I was eighteen and I got my driving license I was so excited about driving that I could have taken the car also to go behind the corner. It was such a cool feeling to be behind the wheel... and what a steering wheel that was! My father had a Talbot Sunbeam,...

All about Figs

All about Figs

At this time of the year, you will find ripe figs everywhere in Puglia. There are so many that people don't know what to do with them. Literally in every garden there is at least one tree full of ready to eat juicy figs. Last summer, when we were still searching for...

Dig and you’ll find

Dig and you’ll find

We are really happy with our "Direttore dei lavori", the person in charge of all the restructuring activities at our trullo. He updates us every day by emailing pictures of the progress. Getting those emails is surely a highlight in our daily office lives. It's so...

Traditional Handcraft in Puglia

Traditional Handcraft in Puglia

A couple of years ago I was in love with wood works. I started to buy all sorts of tools that only professional carpenters would have. All this hosted on the  terrace of our apartment... It was a bit messy and a bit noisy and there was dust flying everywhere so it...