The bathroom features C.O. Bigelow products and I fall head over heels for the little bottles of shampoo with lavender and peppermint formula. This place really gets me and my hair is grateful too.
Clara is very helpful and recommends us several fabulous restaurants nearby. In a country that lives for its food, Puglia still manages to stand out so it would be a sin not to indulge while here. There are also a couple of major supermarkets just minutes away, where we find other delicacies, like gift boxes of panettone, champagne, chocolate, torrone (Italian nougat) and Amaretti cookies, all for just €3,50. I guess visiting at the beginning of January has its perks. Plus, the area has experienced snow for the first time since anyone can remember so exploring the region proves to be quite memorable. The spectacular yet unusual views of olive trees popping out of blankets of snow are not something you see every day or forget easily.
During the summer months, guests can enjoy their breakfast on the outdoor terrace, but it’s too cold for that now, in spite of the sun shining through the floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the garden.
The family puppy curiously looks at us from the terrace and as soon as we finish breakfast, we go join him in the garden. He sticks his nose in every hole in the ground he encounters, while we marvel at the orange, lemon, and grapefruit trees that bend their branches under the weight of fully ripe fruits.