Have Drone, Will Travel: Trullo GamberoViola

I spent a few hours the other day flying Sparky, my DJI Spark drone, around my neighbor’s sprawling estate, Trullo GamberoViola in the Valle d’Itria of the Alto Salento sub-region of Puglia in southeastern Italy.

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Filled with olive and fruit trees, colorful plant life and a greenhouse built to house and nurture their exotic collection of orchids from around the world, Trullo GamberoViola, with its signature conical-shape trulli roofs, is a real Shangri-La tucked away in our laid-back, quiet-as-a-mouse neighborhood.

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Paid in full by Daniele and Margherita, the owners of the estate, with a patio lunch of cheese, artisan olive bread and sparkling organic wine, along with a takeaway basket of just-off-the-tree figs, I exchanged the obligatory two-cheek kisses, waved goodbye and Sparky and I headed back up the lane to my house to begin the editing process on all of the aerial footage that I, actually Sparky, shot from way up there.


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