Guide to Buying Trulli in Puglia
A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is found in the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. The golden age of trulli was the nineteenth century, especially its final decades, which were marked by the development of wine growing.
Trulli often have painted symbols on the cone. Their origin is unknown but they usually have a religious or astrological meaning. Symbols may include planetary signs, the evil eye and the cross
Trulli often come with lamie for sale. A lamia is a villa type building often on one floor and built in stone with a flat roof.
Trulli in Puglia are always popular with clients. They stay wonderfully cool in the summer heat and are easy to keep warm in the winter, although it Puglia it never gets that cold.
The vast majority of trulli have one room under each conical roof, with additional living spaces in arched alcoves. They are beautiful buildings and can provide an attractive rental income during the summer or weekends.
Trulli for sale in northern Puglia can be found amongst the olive groves in Alberobello, and in the areas around Locorotondo, Fasano, Ostuni, Cisternino, Martina Franca, and Ceglie Messapica.
Trulli on sale in the south of Puglia are found in the Salento area and ase known as Pajare.