Alberobello is a fairytale village. No where else in the world will you find such a unique town of charming, narrow streets where the inhabitants live in “trulli,” small conical-roofed houses initially built without the use of mortar and with only dry stones piled one on top of the other and crowned with limestone roofs, which artfully supply pinnacles of magical significance.
Alberobello is a small town and comune in the province of Bari, in Puglia, Italy. It has about 11,000 inhabitants and is famous for its unique trulli constructions. The Trulli of Alberobello are part of the UNESCO World Heritage sites list since 1996.
The trulli houses are a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. From the start they were constructed as temporary shelters and storehouses in the field.
The trulli are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.
Your first stop will be at a panoramic terrace from which point you will have more than 1000 trulli at your feet, all within walking distance and ready to be explored. Your guide will lead you through the narrow alleys of the Aia Piccola borough and show you the key attractions of Alberobello, including a visit inside a trullo house and the unique trullo church.
After city center walking tour you will have a local products tasting. And at the end of tour you can enjoy some free time during which your principal activities may be wandering around marveling at trulli, visiting small museums, buying souvenirs. Here you will find colourful terracotta whistles (a local Puglia product), local ceramics, and everything shaped like a trullo, from money boxes to silver jewelry.
NOTE: This tour will start and finish in Alberobello
- - meeting with our guide at the selected place
- - from “Terrazzino Belvedere” (viewpoint) we can admire the “Rione Monti” (approx 1.000 Trulli)
- - afterwards, exterior visit of “Casa D’Amore” , UNESCO World Heritage site, the first house built with mortar and cement
- - walking tour in the central area of “Aia Piccola”, with almost 400 Trulli, a lot of them still inhabited
- - visit of the touristic area of Rione Monti with the trullo church of Sant’Antonio
- - tasting of typical products
- - free time
- What’s included:
- bilingual guide during the whole tour;
- transportation by car or van depending on the number of participants;
- the tickets for the mentioned sites;
- tips, meals and anything not mentioned at the point “What’s included”.
- Available: on request
- Starting at: on request
- Duration: 2 hours
- Persons: a maximum of 8 pax.
- Price per person: 1 pax € 85,00; 2 pax € 43,00; 3 pax € 28,00; 4-6 pax € 21,00; 7-8 pax € 12,00.