COME WITH ME TO PUGLIA

Puglia lies on the heel of the ‘boot’ of Italy, and is known for the cuisine as well as the rustic landscape, cute white villages and beautiful beaches. I just came back from my annual holiday to this beautiful region and though I would share some images from two of my favourite places; the fisherman’s city Monopoli & the fairytale that is Alberobello.

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Monopoli is a small and cute city full of the plants fichi d’India which I have become quite obsessed with. A great place to stay and wander around the old town which is full of trendy restaurants and bars as well as more traditional ones too. It’s an old fisherman’s port and you can therefore enjoy a great selection of seafood.

SOME THINGS I RECOMMEND THERE;

🌵 Stay at Fico Apartments, a trendy new apartment solution right in the middle of the town. We stayed here and loved it! Blogpost coming soon
🌵 Breakfast at Carlo Quinto with a beautiful view out on the sea
🌵 Wander around Centro Historico
🌵 Rent a Vespa for the day at Way to Move to explore even more
🌵 Eat the best panino at Vini & Panini in the cute outdoor area
🌵 Enjoy the best gelato at Gelateria Caruso
🌵 Have a cocktail or two at Tiles, and check out the amazing tiled floor in there

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Have you ever heard of Alberobello? It is almost like a dream, full of these adorable little houses called trulli. These house are great examples of Italian folk architecture, a traditional structure found only in this region. Some of the trulli houses are now either stores, restaurants, or available to rent, which I would recommend you do! But many of them are still inhabited by locals, and some even open so that you can walk inside and have a look.

When you walk inside this little town it is like going back in time, or stepping into a weird but beautiful fairytale place. It is the greatest feeling, just getting a bit lost in time for a few hours and wander around..

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are. from interiors, design, lifestyle and hygge.

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    Silvy

    August 27, 2016

    Beautiful pictures Ingrid! Can you believe I’ve never been there?now I really wanna go on visit it, maybe next year ;-)

    • Reply

      ingridesign

      August 30, 2016

      Thank you Silvy! You should, you would love it there!

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    Tone Opstad

    August 27, 2016

    Fantastisk👏 Kjekt å lese og nydelige bilder😊👍

    • Reply

      ingridesign

      August 30, 2016

      Tusen takk, så kjekt :-)

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    Milli-jane

    August 29, 2016

    Such stunning pictures! This is definitely now on my bucket list!
    Milli-Jane | thenorthstarnotebook.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply

      ingridesign

      August 30, 2016

      So glad you like the photos Milli-Jane! You must go, a great holiday destination!

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