Alberobello is a small town in Puglia, located in the province of Bari in the area known as Valle d'Itria which counts about 11,000 inhabitants, one of the most famous tourist resorts in Puglia, famous for its houses called “trulli”, declared in 1996 assets of 'humanity by UNESCO”.
The town's name derives from the word tree, and bellum, which means war in Latin, especially for the ductility of the local oak trees used for the construction of war machines.
Today Alberobello is one of the most important touristic resorts in Puglia.
The main commercial activities are represented by the craftsmanship, which goes from manufacturing iron goods to the production of weaved baskets in olive wood, and also the stone carving, and the production of local wine and food products: olive oil, wine, pettole, cartellate, amaretti and typical local sweets. Very much developed is also textile crafts.
What to see
Alberobello is a town in Puglia, famous throughout the world for its typical Trulli, originally used as peasant homes built using dry-stacked stones.
The roofs have a rounded shape and are decorated with pinnacles and symbolic paintings with a religious or astrological meaning.
Among all, the largest is called the Sovereign Trullo: built in the mid-700, today houses a museum and numerous shows, plays, small orchestras, poetry and cultural events.
Casa Pezzolla is the largest contiguous and communicating complex of trulli (at least 15), and today hosts the Museum of the Territory, where you can admire a vast display of tools, artifacts and historical records related to the Murgia territory and specifically to the Trulli.
Among the most important examples of religious architecture, we must mention the Minor Basilica of the Santi Medici and the Church of St. Antonio, built between 1926 and 1927, with the shape of a Greek cross and a dome high 21 metres, with the typical features of the Trulli domes. Finally we must also mention the Eco-Museum of the Valle d'Itria, a museum founded in 2010 common among the towns of Alberobello, Cisternino, Fasano, Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Monopoli.
- Commemoration of the Expulsion of the Count of Conversano
- Christmas - Living Nativity among the Trulli