Alberobello, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy at the moment, let’s say this was little known and with this Boom! It is amazing and falling in love with the world. You may wonder why, for their lovely houses and something else that you will discover in this post.
This charming town in the year 1996 was declared world heritage by UNESCO, is known as “The trullos of Alberobello” due to its small cylindrical houses with a conical roof.
These houses are built with overlapping stone blocks forming thick walls to defend against the heat. It is said that in the past the Trullos were used to evade taxes since their stone-based construction facilitated their demolition when conducting inspections sent by King.
In that case, they demolished their roofs to rebuild them when the danger passed. A very characteristic construction that makes it unique in the world and that makes the visit to the town a truly magical journey.
When to visit Alberobello
If it is in your plans to go to visit the small city of Alberobello, the most advisable thing is to walk the streets very early before the buses that pass there a few hours arrive. As we said at the beginning this destination is a novelty for tourists who go to Italy, so multiple travel agencies organize day trips to get to know this small city of only 10,931 inhabitants.
Our advice is to go first thing, to avoid crowding tourists and take the best photos. But without a doubt, you can not miss this place on your visit to Italy.
What to do in Alberobello
There are several fundamental things to keep in mind when visiting Alberobello:
- Go to a handicraft fair as there are various handicraft products made locally, ranging from ironwork to the production of baskets made with olive wood, stonework and the production of the typical young wine.
- Also try some of their local gastronomic specialties such as almond sweets, pettole, le cartellate and amaretti.
- There are some special Trullos to know, such as the Sovrano known for being the largest in the town, the church trullos, and many more that you can find on the tourist maps that you can get when you arrive.
So don’t forget to empty your camera’s memory, this town is perfect to capture your best photo in Italy!
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