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Alberobello – a Troll Town in Italy

October 21, 2014

As if Italy wasn’t beautiful enough! Alberobello in Southern Italy is known specifically for its cone-shaped huts called trulli. They were originally constructed as temporary shelters or storehouses, and can only be found in Apulia region. Trulli have one room under each cone, with smaller rooms in the arches between them. You can also see on the pictures that some of the houses have Christian symbols painted on them.

Trulli in Alberobello have been really popular with tourists, who even come here to buy some of the houses. Their thick stone walls make them pleasant to stay in during the summer months only, as in winter they become too cold. Still, you can rent a trulli apartment during you summer stay – and feel like a troll (or a dwarf) for a day.

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Fairytale town of Colmar, France

September 16, 2014
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Photo: Saad Zed

Colmar in Alsace surely looks like a fairytale town. With architectural elements from both France and Germany, and canals that make the city look like Venice, it’s surely one of the nicest towns in Europe. If you like “Howl’s Moving Castle” from Ghibli studios, you’ll recognise that its design was inspired by Colmar’s cityscape.

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Blue town of Morocco

September 4, 2014

Chefchaouen, sometimes called “Blue Town” is a small mountain town in northwest Morocco. Almost every building is painted sea blue, which makes it a popular tourist destination and a great photo spot. Blue town of Morocco is also known for its native handicrafts and proximity to biggest cave in Africa – Kef Toghobeit.

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Photo: Chris Ford