Alberobello

The Capital of the Trulli

Alberobello is the actual heart of the Valley of the Trulloes and has been founded in the fifteenth century by the counts of Acquaviva.

Alberobello is a picturesque centre for agriculture and tourism and is largely made up of the trullo dwellings, counting approximately 1500 different "houses".

These magnificent dwellings give a magical fairytale air to the town creating a large amount of architectural interest.

The image of the trullo is always associated with the Apulian area, considering Alberobello the Mother of this original buildings. Alberobello: the origins of the trulloes in Alberobello are connected to the abuse of power of the strongholders people.

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, the trulloes were not actually classified as inhabited dwellings and the farmers who resided within (attracted by the exemptions and concessions granted by the counts of Conversano) officially resulted to be living in the nearby village of Noci, guaranteeing the strong holders economical advantage and a higher degree of occupation within the area.

It is also possible to see the trulloes in the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto but the best examples are located in the town of Alberobello. Alberobello, since 1996, is included as a national monument and makes up a part of the World Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.

 

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