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Time stands still at Borgo Canonica in Puglia. A special place that makes you feel good. Surrounded by olive groves and not far from the Mediterranean the 42 restored trulli (the round stone house with conical roofs that are typical in the area) make up this 18th-century borgo that was once home to Basilian monks and farming families.
Trulli originated 400 years ago when they were built as temporary houses, unbeknown to the King, in case they needed to be destroyed upon his inspection.
Don't leave Borgo Canonica without first trying the 'bombette di carne', a local speciality of meatballs stuffed with cheese and seasoning. Grilled or cooked on the flame, they're eaten with local bread.
The bark of Cisternino oaks has long been used for the smoking of the Capocollo of Martina Franca, a rare speciality pork product of the area and famous in Italy and Europe for its superb flavour.
A trulli is a traditional dry stone building or hut with a conical roof, local to the Murge area of Puglia. Borgo Canonica features 42 of them, all of which have been meticulously restored, leaving the original features intact and now play host to the hotel's 14 lovely rooms and suites. Stone, lime and iron are the key materials historically used in the building and restoration of trulli, going back to the 18th-century.
These modernised trulli are air-conditioned and have all minibars, flat screen TVs, hairdryers and safes. Cots can be added to some of the rooms for an additional charge of €25 per night.
Borgo Canonica is a restored rural borgo surrounded by olive groves. A new lease of life has been given to this 18th-century village with the authentic restoration of the 42 Trulli.
The 70 square metre swimming pool is in a walled area and not far from the reception and breakfast area and is surrounded by olive trees. There's a choice of single or double shaded loungers.
The village of Cisternino is one of the prettiest in Italy. Dotted with white houses and flowered balconies and full of hidden alleyways and stairs it attracts visitors from all around the world. It's 'slow' philosophy helps improve the lifestyle of the residents who share their knowledge about the wine and food through the slow food network.
Ostuni, known as the 'White City' should definitely be on your hit list to visit. The houses are so white, you'll need sunglasses to protect your eyes from the glare on a sunny day.
Matera, the city made out of the rock, is another place to visit. Featuring the 'Sassi' (literally meaning stones) which are the oldest houses in the world and made Matera the first site in the south of Italy to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Underground passageways and caves are features of the two districts Sasso Barisano and Sasso Caveoso which were at the heart of the way of life in Matera.
The air surrounding the Borgo is clean and pure since the majority of the cars used in the area are electric, so you can walk or jog breathing in the really fresh air.
Poligno a Mare, near Bari is worth a day trip. Here the sea is bluest of the blue and you can enjoy it from the beach or by boat.
Free parking is available.