Win a family holiday worth £4,500 THE WHERE ARE YOU? TRAVEL COMPETITION: JUNE 2017 @ Conde Nast Traveller

Found 5th May 2017
PRODUCT: Win a family holiday worth £4,500
We're giving away a four-night family break in a lakeside lodge just over an hour from Amsterdam, including return tickets with Eurostar and transfers.
The winner and up to three family guests will stay in a luxury lodge on the edge of a lake at Efteling Bosrijk Village, a theme park resort outside Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The lodges, built in old-fashioned Dutch style, with their gabled roofs and wooden clapboard exteriors, each have a lakeside terrace and private sauna.
The stay includes unlimited access to the theme park - a ten-minute walk or a little train ride through woodland - where there are live shows, rollercoasters, carousels and boat trips, and restaurants serving traditional Dutch and Italian food.
The prize includes four return train tickets from London St Pancras to Amsterdam, as well as taxi transfers from Amsterdam Centraal Station to the Efteling Theme Park Resort.

To enter, see a photograph of a mystery destination. Read the clue and see if you can identify the location in the photograph.

Please see comment#1 for my answer, Good luck!

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Thank you for entering this competition, and good luck!
RULES: The prize is subject to availability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and proof of age will be required before the prize is dispatched. All qualifying entrants who answer the question correctly will be placed in a free prize draw. Winners will be notified within 28 days of the draw taking place. If the winner cannot be contacted within 30 days of the draw taking place, an alternative winner may be chosen. All decisions by the Editor are final. There is no cash alternative to the prize. The prize is non-exchangeable. The competition is not open to anyone associated with The Condé Nast Publications Ltd or any associated companies. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. A list of winners' names is available on written request from The Condé Nast Publications Lt, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU. No responsibility can be accepted for entries which are not properly received due to communications beyond our control. Prize to be taken before 1 March 2018.
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An intricate maze of white-washed buildings, this dazzling landscape looks as if it could have been plucked from a magical fairytale. Indeed, its history sounds like something from legend. While the architectural style can be traced back to the Bronze Age, the town came to prominence under the rule of a tyrannical duke, when hundreds of the peculiar, conical-shaped structures were built. They were actually a cunning medieval tax dodge worthy of Blackadder, covertly constructed without cement so they could be dismantled quicky if the taxman came knocking. This way, the town's inhabitants and their duke managed to dodge payments for years. Built out of local limestone, each of the dome-styled roofs is individually decorated with religious symbols, highlighting the skill of their builders. Together, the 1,500 gnome-like homes, shops and restaurants form a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of 51 in this country. Just a stone's throw away from the coast, it attracts countless visitors in the summer, some of whom choose to rent their very own pointy-roofed holiday home. WHERE ARE YOU?

MY ANSWER: Alberobello, Italy

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Alberobello (Italian: [ˌalberoˈbɛllo]; literally "beautiful tree") is a small town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Bari, Apulia, southern Italy. It has about 10,700 inhabitants and is famous for its unique trullo buildings. The trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996.

Alberobello was first mentioned in the early 16th century when the first 40 families were granted land to farm in the area. The abundance of calcareous sedimentary material in the area lead to the building of houses with dry stone without the use of mortar. These houses were the first trulli which contributed to the expansion of the settlement. Building the houses of dry stone was a requirement of Count Giangirolamo II as in this way it was avoidable to pay taxes on them. The inhabitants of Alberobello were feudal vassals of the Acquaviva of Aragon until May 27, 1797, when King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon received Alberobello and issued a decree that elevated the small village to a royal city, freeing them from feudal serfdom.


Edited by: "marba01" 5th May 2017
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