The trulli of Alberobello: what to see

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Alberobello is known worldwide as the capital of the Trulli. The trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of this area of ​​Puglia, a building with a conical roof made without mortar.

Alberobello is a small town and comune in the province of Bari as well one of the main tourist destinations of Puglia and of Italy. It has about 11.000 inhabitants and is famous for its unique and ancient stone buildings, called trulli.

The Trulli of Alberobello have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. Some of the trulli are now used as shops, restaurants, or as accommodations bed & breakfast type. But many are still inhabited by locals, which is very friendly to visitors.



Like all sites World Heritage Site, Alberobello is an important tourist attraction, although not very overrun by tourists. Most of the tourists who visit the city are Italians.

To see

The city is the annual pilgrimage center to the Basilica of SS Cosma and Damiano, dedicated to the holy martyrs Cosma and Damiano. Do not miss the Trullo Siamese, the only one to have 2 joined domes and a single entrance door

It is an ideal destination for day trips or for quiet weekends, since the visit does not take many days. In addition, there is the possibility of combining many other excursions near this beautiful area of ​​Puglia.

Some of places of interest nearby they are the ZooSafari of Fasano with the annexed amusement park Fasanolandia, or the visit of the Castellana Caves. For all tourists on holiday in Puglia, the visit to the Trulli of Alberobello is absolutely not to be missed.



Trulli of Alberobello in Puglia - Photo from Istock
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