Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ceglie Messapica - Castelo Ducale, Trullo House, and Da Gino Restaurant

11 Sept 2013 - After Ostuni, our next stop was Ceglie Messapica, Puglia in Brindisi. the town was once the military capital of the region.

Fame fame! meaning hungry in Italian. We had a great lunch in Cibus Ristorante. What you cannot see from outside, is that actually this restaurant won lots of awards. (refer to their website link). And I suppose there is a reason why.

All handmade pasta. I am so ready for all the good food here.

Enjoying the gelato!

Gotta take a walk around the castle - Castelo Ducale

Address: Via Damiano Chiesa, 11, 72013 Ceglie Messapica BR
Phone:0831 371003

Scenery view of Ceglie Messapica

Was caught up by this artistic cafe where they have this nude paintings by the well.

Chilling out.

Evening view of the city

We went to this restaurant that was rated as a 4-stars hotel restaurant - Relais La Fontanina

This is a fine dining concept, with proper table arrangement.

However, my experience was not so. I don't know who gave the ratings of 4 stars, sorry.

Next restaurant - Ristorante Da Gino. We were recommended to dine at this traditional trulli restaurant. Later I show you more trulli house photos, cannot imagine how people build trulli, and wonder how a big family can stay in such a small house.

Da Gino -
Address: Contrada Montevicoli, 57, 72013 Ceglie Messapica BR
Phone:0831 377916, 0831 388956

Inside the trulli restaurant.

And oh my, I was so full seeing this. and this is only the starter!

Mario's brother, Angelo Urso, and his wife brought us to the restaurant. Mario was used to be the one who build the trulli house, but he wasn't with us as he was in another city in Italy - Brescia.

Thanks for bringing us, the food here was so much better, probably casual dining is my thing.

Alright, let's check out trulli!

A trulli/ trullo is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. I was asking my husband if it is possible to build such house back in Malaysia. Haha! of course not, as the building elements, and nowadays, not many people know how to build the trulli anymore.

Trulli was never meant to be big or tall, which is why I am amazed how people stayed in the trulli house.

So many places to go in South Italy!

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