2021 workshops

We’re hoping that by summer traveling will be possible and we are eager to welcome guests again. Therefore we decided to already announce some of our photography and culinary history workshops for this summer, giving you the possibility to make a reservation without payment in advance.  Workshop: Street photography for timid people with Manoocher Deghati ... Continue Reading →

Photography workshop

We are delighted to offer you Photography Classes with Manoocher Deghati: an opportunity to improve your skills, reflect, present and exchange experience in a unique and inspiring place, within a small group of participants. The workshops are designed for all passionates of photography. It focuses specifically on developing mind and eye for choosing the right angle... Continue Reading →

Photography Retreat: The Holy Week in Puglia

13-23 april, 2019 "A wonderful week spent at the Trullo Cicerone in the Valle d'Itria, Puglia, enjoying our shared passion of photography. Lessons, conversations, trips, tips and mentoring all made possible with the generosity of this man -  thank you for your time, wisdom and sharing your life’s photographic adventures and stories. Also a huge thank... Continue Reading →

Trullo symbols

The domes of many trulli are painted with different symbols of mostly apotropaic (= defense against evil) nature. Some of these symbols go back to antiquity but most used today are of Christian religious nature. According to Notarnicola (G. Notarnicola, I Trulli di Alberobello dalla Preistoria al Presente, Roma 1940.), the symbols can be divided... Continue Reading →

The origin of the trullo

The origin of the trullo is unclear. It is often claimed that the shape of the trullo goes back to a 17th century tax evading scheme by the Counts of Acquaviva, ruling the County of Conversano – which included Alberobello – since 1481. According to this narrative, drystone architecture was imposed upon settlers so that... Continue Reading →

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