Alberobello’s trulli, declared UNESCO World Heritage are one among the most visited attractions in Apulia.
They are located in Valle d’Itria, exactly half way between the two seas, the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, in the province of Bari.
The first constructions with this typical shape date back even to pre-history.
The ones we can admire today date back to 14th century.
Only in Alberobello over 1400 trulli are gathered: a real pleasure to the eye.
They are particular architecture stones without mortar (at least the original ones) and are made up of a cylinder with a cone above and the so different pinnacles with a so particular story.
There are several types and their nature isn’t clear even today: some people say they identified the social class, other ones say they served as simple embellishment, others give them an esoteric meaning.
Yes, because trulli are full of magic symbols, even the roofs were studded with them, even if what we can admire today is only a mere reproduction since they are gone.
Going up to the most panoramic open terraces to admire these roofs is something beyond description: it’s a one-of-a-kind landscape, with its fairytale atmosphere.
Don’t forget that also the whole countryside around is full of trulli: going around the streets totally relaxed you can run into really many of them (some of them can be visited).
A very good reason to take wonderful photos, isn’t it?
Remember goingo to Alberobello in the low season.
The little streets are always very crowded and are full of people and strollers and they risk to ruin your visit.
One of the best moments to visit it is certainly at dawn. Such a view it’s worth it to get up very early when tourists are still sleeping.
If you have the chance, Christmastime is perfect, too. There are many events related to Christmas around the trulli. The fairytale atmosphere becomes magic!
The tour to the village won’t take much time. If you have less of it, even only a half day can be enough to enjoy the essence.
The nearest and most convenient parking cost 5€ full day.
So my tip is anyway to dedicate them more time. Walk calmly, explore the most hidden corners, stop to have lunch or have an aperitif in one of the many typical venues (maybe avoiding the most crowded ones by tourists). And wait for the dark, why not? The most part of tourists go away and the place gets again its peculiarity!
What can you do after? Easy. Sleeping in a trullo is one of the most beautiful experience.
Certainly it’s not cheap but also here, going there out of season can make save you really a lot of money.
The resorts inside the trulli restored with a masterly skill are the guarantee to spend one or more fairytale nights.
My tip is to select your facility according to the reviews and position.
Don’t forget the air conditioning if you go there in Summer: despite the stone isolating the heat, inside it can become really stifling heat.
Some resorts are in Alberobello and they will allow you to enjoy every moment of the place’s beauty as well the peace of your trullo in the hottest or more crowded moments in the day.
The resorts near Alberobello have extra services like swimming pool, spa, garden and really convenient parking.
If the distance from the town centre is less, you can take advantage of it to have very beautiful walks to reach the village.
On the contrary if you prefer to sleep in something more modest but without renouncing to quality and typicality, we recommend you to stay in Fasano.
It’s a very good base to explore the neighbourhoods and it’s less than half an hour far from the main attractions.
A nice village, slightly inland but with a view of the sea (sea is only 6km far) and without the crowd and parking problems that occur in the coast.
We are in the High Salento and really near there are Valle d’Itria with the trulli area and the Low Murgia.
Here the perfect accommodation is Amati B&B. A restoration made in a masterly manner has enhanced the stone (the main element of the area) without renouncing to comfort: air conditioning, cared atmospheres, typical furniture, very kind and very helpful owners to make you enjoy you holiday at the best.
You’ll have in your hands rooms for couples, for families and big flats for 8 people max if you travel in groups and if you want to stay together without renouncing to your spaces.
The Rione Monti is one of the most beautiful ones. Keep in mind that even if you’ll opt for sleeping inside a trullo.
Via Monte Nero is one among the streets taking to the highest area of trulli.
Reach the S. Antonio Church and turn around: you’ll be left gaping in front of the view of hundreds and hundreds of trulli!
Enjoy your visit!