Alberobello, Puglia, Italy. A small town in a „heel“ of the country is famous for the authentic and unique trulli – a hut with a cone-shaped roof. They are very well preserved and included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is estimated that the present settlement counts its history from the 14th century, meanwhile these distinct houses were being built from the 16th century.
The purpose of trulli was to avoid taxes: since it was possible to quickly dismantle the houses, the settlement didn’t have a status of a town, thus wasn’t entitled to pay taxes. Today this is the main attraction, as visitors come to wander the narrow streets and admire the original architecture. Various shops and museums welcome tourists to enter the conical huts. But the most desirable thing is a stay at a trulli hotel, which enables to experience the spirit of this historical town.
Why to go there?
Explore the town, which is historically and culturally significant; admire the well preserved unique trulli; spend a night at one of them. Alberobello is also surrounded by other elegant small towns that are withing a hand’s reach.
When to go there?
All year round – the town drops into a pleasant Mediterranean climate zone.
How to get there?
Get there by train from Bari in hour and a half.