Narrow | Valentina Cirasola |Author and Designer


Streets are narrow and full of flowers. Quaint homes with cone shape roofs decorate the narrow streets. The white paint of the houses fights the strong summer heat. The narrow street pavement is very clean. In some areas the pavement is made of century old cobble stones and in other areas is made of utilitarian cement. Every morning, women take a great care of the street patch that belongs to their home by washing the pavement with soap and water. (Click on each photo to view it larger).


Narrow alleyways and narrow courtyards forces everyone to know one another, to care for each other and give a helping hand when it’s necessary. Today we call it networking to use a business term, but in those parts, it has always been the civilized way of living, sharing food, sharing friendship, emotions, stories and life events with other human beings. This is ancient living that modern technology has not killed yet. Inside every home there is technology, inside of their hearts and minds there is only the ancient way of being humans.

I left my heart there in those narrow alleys, when I left Italy. This is Alberobello. A quaint town, where houses are called Trulli with grey cone roofs and a white ball on top, where the simplest food of the earth has the taste of good health and where people offers it with heart. Ciao,

Copyright © 2016 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

ValHatCelesteStampAs a writer and cultural promoter of Puglia, my native land, it is my intention to let readers feel and experience a new ”wheel of emotions”.
I want to encourage them to visit areas of Italy not beaten by massive tourism and through stories of art, architecture, fashion, food-wines, shopping, I want them to create their special adventures and live it up in Puglia! Check out my books on



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Manny
    Aug 07, 2016 @ 12:28:29

    That is the prettiest little street I’ve ever seen. The flowers against the white buildings looks so beautiful. 🙂

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