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Alberobello in the valley of the trulli


Alberobello – there is no other place in Apulia where you find so many trulli to admire.
Round about 1.400 trulli fascinate thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Due to Alberobello’s magic and enchanted atmosphere, some tend to call it Apulia’s Disneyland.

 

Alberobello in the valley of the trulli


Alberobello – there is no other place in Apulia where you find so many trulli to admire.
Round about 1.400 trulli fascinate thousands of visitors from all over the world every year.
Due to Alberobello’s magic and enchanted atmosphere, some tend to call it Apulia’s Disneyland.

Alberobello in the valley of the trulli

Alberobello (in English: beautiful tree) seems to visitors like a village from a fairy tale. When looking at the cute, whitewashed trulli with their pointy-hat-like, cone-shaped roofs you might almost forget about the hard life of their former inhabitants.

However, a look inside a trullo makes you realize that they used to be „poor people’s dwellings“.    

UNESCO-World Heritage Site

The picturesque town with its altogether 1.400 trulli was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

The trulli dwellings at Alberobello date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The dry-stone building technique is based on the fact that the houses could be quickly dismantled when inspections where due and in order to evade the king’s taxation on property, charges to be paid on dwellings.  

The trulli were convenient insofar as the natural stone provided protection against the heat during Apulian summers and kept the inside pleasantly cool, whereas in winter the walls 'stored' the warmth and kept it inside.

Tips for Alberobello

Alberobello comprises two districts, Monti and Aia Piccola. Should you be traveling by car, you will find chargeable parking spaces at the entrance to town (ca. 2 Euro/hour).

As the parking attendants are very accurate and attentive, we strongly recommend keeping to the time paid for.  

Visits to the site are free of charge, but you are asked for a small donation.
Allow for half a day to stroll through both of the districts, which, of course, includes a short break for a cup of cappuccino and time to buy a nice souvenir.

You should head for the majestic trulli church Chiesa Sant’Antonio on top of Monte Pertica.
On your way there, you pass trulli with chalky white symbols painted onto their roofs, which are either of primitive, Christian or magical significance.

Trullo Sovrano is very interesting, as it is the only two-storey trullo and also a museum.
Do not miss out on the terrific view of the "ocean of trulli" from one of the panorama terraces.
When planning your holidays, do consider an excursion to Alberobello and give in to the fascination these marvelous stone houses hold!

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Our accommodations are located near Alberobello at Torre Canne, Selva di Fasano, Cisternino and Ostuni.