The trulli houses of Alberobello are a must-see for every traveller making a Southern Italy tour!
The trulli are mortarless constructions, characterized by coned roofs as well as by mysterious pinnacles and calcareous signs. They were initially used as stables for animals or to store agriculture tools. Alberobello is especially famous for its trulli because it’s the first town that started employing these constructions as houses.
HOW TO GET TO THE TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO
The best way to get to Alberobello is either by train or car. If you decide to get to Alberobello by car, you’d better leave the car just outside the town in a pay and display parking and keep on by foot or bicycle. If you prefer to go by train, you can take a regional train to Alberobello from Bari or Taranto.
For the airplane lovers: the nearest airport is in Bari or Brindisi, therefore you will also have to get to the train station to catch a train to Alberobello.
WHAT TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO YOU CAN’T MISS
Alberobello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and as you get there, you will understand why! However, some of the trulli houses of Alberobello are especially worth seeing: Aja Piccola, the small area consisting of 400 inhabited trulli, il Trullo Sovrano, the two floor trullo, la Chiesa di Sant’Antonio, the trullo used as a church, and the Trulli Siamesi, the trullo made of two joined trulli.
There is also a building that is not a trullo, which is worth visiting: La Casa d’Amore. This is the first house built in Alberobello using mortar and it is currently hosting the Department of Tourism of Alberobello.
HOW TO VISIT THE TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO
The trulli houses of Alberobello feature many different pinnacles and calcareous signs, but their purpose and meaning is still a mystery. To discover how recent studies have interpreted them, I suggest you to visit the trulli houses of Alberobello with an experienced guide. If you are in Puglia with kids, the best way to visit the trulli houses of Alberobello in a cultural and engaging way for the whole family is through the Tapsy Tour of Alberobello!
WHAT TO EAT NEAR THE TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO
One of the most typical dish in Puglia is a pasta called “orecchiette”, which means “small ears”, “alle cime di rapa”, which stands for “with turnip greens”. If you visit Alberobello or any other place in Puglia, you can’t absolutely miss it! You can find a very good one at “Il Trullo Antico” restaurant in Alberobello, but don’t worry, in Italy you will eat well almost everywhere!
Another especially famous food in Puglia is the “focaccia pugliese”, a deep-dish pizza traditionally topped up with cherry tomatoes. Try the traditional one and the other tasty variations at “La Lira Focacceria” in Alberobello.
P.S. If you liked my “THE TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO: TAPSY’S GUIDE”, you will surely also like the “THE TRULLI HOUSES OF ALBEROBELLO: TAPSY’S CURIOSITIES” article.
If you are curious to discover more about my TAPSYlicious tour of the trulli houses of Alberobello, get in touch with me!