The main draw of Alberobello, a small town near Bari in Puglia, is its characteristic trulli: cone-shaped, white-tipped houses that look as if they’ve been perpetually dusted by snow. Thanks to this distinctive feature, the town was deemed so unique that it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Pro tip: Head up to Piazza del Popolo, where the Belvedere Trulli lookout offers spectacular views of the entire town.
Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp.
Have you ever visited a town and immediately have fallen in love with it? We did… many times! Alberobello is one of these little towns that the least we can say is like coming out of a fairytale.
Alberobello is no stranger to the world in recent times since it is one of those most photographed areas of Puglia and of course the home of most Trulli.
Our favourite part of Alberobello has always been Rione dei Monti which is found on a hill that extends for about 15 hectares and where about 1030 trulli are lined along the edges of eight narrow and irregular streets that are almost parallel and all seem to lead to the top of the hill, where the church of Sant’Antonio da Padova stands on its top.
This fairytale-like town is lively all year long. And this is a destination that we would also choose to spend Christmas since the atmosphere is unique.