The City of Trulli
Tours stopping in Alberobello
Alberobello is known as the city of Trulli, traditional drystone huts whitened with quicklime and capped by conical bare-stone roofs.
Situated in the heart of the Murgia dei Trulli, 31miles (50 km) about away from Bari, the capital of the region, Alberobello is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Puglia.
The old town centre is entirely composed of trulli, with their roofs decorated with crosses, pierced hearts, zodiac signs.
The most important neighborhood of Alberobello is Rione Monti, a maze of narrow winding streets with over 1,000 trulli. Rione Monti is the oldest part of the town, along with the Rione Aia Piccola. In this area you can find the Casa Pezzolla (a complex of 15 interconnected trulli that today hosts the Museo del Territorio) and the the famous Trullo Sovrano, which stages performances and concerts.
Alberobello’s churches are even shaped like trulli.
The Church of Sant’Antonio boasts a Greek cross plan and a cupola 21 meters high (69 feet). Another church that is worth a visit is the Basilica Minore dei Santi Medici, where you’ll find images of the Madonna of Loreto and patron saints Cosma and Damiano.