Houses and homes in Alberobello - key information
Alberobello, in Puglia is one of the most beautiful towns in Italy offering sunshine from morning to night, friendly people, good food, magnificent nature and panoramic views.
Information about Alberobello
Alberobello is situated upon two hills, once separated by a riverbed. On the eastern hill is the new town, with modern architectural features; on the other hilltop, to the west, are the trulli, which are lined up in an urban conglomeration, subdivided into two districts: Monti and Aia Piccola, both UNESCO World Heritage sites today.
The trulli are limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia, which are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. Since the birth of Alberobello, the local rock has been used for the trulli roof covering. The trulli are made of roughly-worked limestone boulders collected from neighboring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built of limestone slabs.
The center of Alberobello rich in nice little shops, restaurants, banks, doctors and chemists. Also in and around the Alberobello area you will find amusement park, antique shops, art galleries, beach, gourmet/fine dining, historical sites of interest, museum, national parks, nature area, UNESCO Heritage site, natural caves, picnic area, vineyards and winery and zoo.
The historical center with the especially typical quarters called Aia Piccola and Moriti for the many trulli houses
Church of Sant'Antonio, built in 1926 in the form of a trullo
The sanctuary of Cosma and Damiano, built on a previous church in the early 17th century
The Trullo sovrano, the only one with two floors, built in the 18th century