• Lifestyle,  Travel

    Italian architecture. Less is more or less is a bore ?

    Italian architecture. Less is more or less is a bore?(written in English and Dutch) When I entered Puglia, I got immediately surprised by a couple of things: the flat landscape, no mountains or rolling hills, but the sea and 1000’s of acres of olive trees and vineyards. Also the style of the houses got my attention, are we still in Italy? Not those typical Italian colored houses, but the white rectangular structured bungalows with a roof terrace, large rocky gardens with giant cactus trees and a driveway with olive trees were not immediately my style. What I do really liked was the beige sandstone of theses house. Used everywhere and…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    VISITING OSTUNI IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

    Visiting Ostuni is always a good idea (written in English and Dutch) During our holiday in Puglia, a southern Italian region also called the heel of the boot, it’s without doubt Ostuni charmed us the most. Ostuni, also called the “white city”, because all houses are painted white. There is a reason why. The liming of the houses dates back to the 17th century. Lime is a kind of disinfectant and as such protected the Ostunian citizens against the outbreak of the plague. Until today, the locals are still obliged to whitewash their houses every year, the government would even financially support the costs. The town has a few churches…

  • Interior,  Travel

    I do not seek, I find. Pablo Picasso

    I do not seek, I find. Pablo Picasso (written in english and dutch) Apulia will be our next holdiay destination! It is a region down in the heel of Italy’s boot. From where I live it’s a 5 hours drive and then we will be in, the always warm, southern part of Italy. Being on holiday means, like for many of us, enjoying good food, sun, sea, beach and having a great tim with family. The Apulian culture and history has made me already curious and I started reading all articles I can find about it. Of course, I want to discover what remains of the old habits of this…

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