Alberobello Travel Guide

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Alberobello Things to Do

  • Wandering at night

    Visiting during Christmas in Puglia is the best time to see the town of AlberobelloEspecially in the trulli zone areaSome of the conical roof has Christmas lights decoration it can be very cold strolling around at night but is a different views than in daytimeBesides, we are not alone. The city center is still very busy seems like an endless place...

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  • Stroll through streets

    A popular attraction in Puglia its trulli, unique houses with conical roofs. The town of Alberobello is full of them, and is the best place to stroll around Here are around 1500 trulli, which many of them are still inhabited. See the neoclassical cloister of the Basilica Minore and modern Trullo Sovrano with two floors and a fully furnished villa...

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  • Trullo church of St.Anthony

    Keep walking to the end of the main road after passing through the trulli's you will arrive at the last rows of the trulli and is the trullo churchAmazing church built in gable with a conical roof, inside was nothing so special a simple altar that's allOn the top of the building with a form of a Greek cross you can see dome 21 meters high in the...

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  • Trulli zone

    Puglia is also famous for its striking Trulli, the first dating from the 13th century. Trulli are only found in the area and especially in the Valley of Trulli, "Valle d'Itria" whose main place of Alberobello, where over 1500 Trulli stand. The beautiful and mysterious round houses with gabled roof are mainly built between 1600 and 1800. In many...

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  • Next to the square

    Not far from the main square we'll get to this place, behind, you'll have the beautiful views from the trulli rooftops. It can be very crowded, people want to stands here for pictures

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  • The piazza (square)

    The center of Alberobello is also very attractive with terraces also where the biggest and the main square and the town hallIt probably mostly locals I've seen sitting on the bench here, it wasn't very warm that day but sunny and it seems they are very relaxing in the square

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  • The city center

    In this urban area people still living in this trulli houses some of them they use their home for sightseeing with 1.50 euro entrance fee you can go inside and see how their home look from the insideAn some of them prefer privately and you can only admired from the outside

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  • The Basilica

    The church is designed by the architect Antonio Curri taken in the eighteenth century the sanctuary born on the ruins of an older church dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie, recalls the stylistic form of the trulli, while maintaining a Renaissance architectural imprint moldThe facade, reached by a staircase, in neoclassical style, punctuated by...

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  • WALK THE WINDING PATHS OF TOWN

    The best part about Alberobello is that the town of trulli is closeknit, and a little walk up one hill and down another will give you a couple of hours of enjoyment. The people of the town are truly, no pun intended, excited to meet you. They will invite you into their homes. The homes are fast becoming tourist shops due to the new rush on seeing...

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  • Stroll the Old Town

    It takes maybe an hour or so to stroll around the town and investigate the trulli buildings. It is said there are over 1000 of them in Alberobello. Some have been converted into souvenir stores, restaurants, and hotel rooms.

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  • Enter a Trullo

    Be sure to go into a trullo. We were part of a tour and of course that was included. I am sure that "open visits" are suggested by the tourist office or perhaps there are signs or just ask (the people are shy but friendly and you can look the Italian words up in your dictionary). You could describe the spaces as comfy or tight. Nobody looked very...

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  • See the Church

    Up the hill along the "main" street almost to the top, is the square with the church and the town hall. They are modern in creation and are in trullo-style. One passes numerous shops along the way.

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Alberobello Hotels

  • Hotel Airone

    We have a pleasant stay in this hotel even though the owner or receptionist doesn't speak English...

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  • HOTEL ASTORIA

    We were very pleased to find this hotel was so close to the train station- a five minute walk...

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  • Trulli Holiday

    we stayed one night in a typical trulli no.43.. even far before our coming and althuogh owners...

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Alberobello Restaurants

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    by hquittner Written Nov 4, 2005

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    I think this is where we ate lunch.(i.e. the name and address. The picture is correct ) The food was not memorable but tasty. I was not yet a VTer so I have no notes and no map.

    Favorite Dish: The local wine was very good. I do not remeber what we ate. It was not the pizza which looked good

    A trullo to eat in
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Alberobello Transportation

  • Trains to Alberobello

    Ferrovie del Sud Est have a train line between Bari and Taranto, with several stops on the way, including Alberobello and Castellana Grotta. This link is to the websites timetable (pdf-file). The train runs frequently and almost hourly, but pay attention to this: Not on Sundays!! We went to the station of Alberobello and it was completely shot...

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  • Getting to Alberobello

    I went by car to Alberobello, and it's not that hard to find. Head south of Bari on S100 and then east (signposted) on S172. Just outside the tourist area you'll find lots of parking spaces, for which you have to pay though. I can't remember how much anymore, but I don't think it was that cheap.You can also go by train to Alberobello. FSE trains...

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Alberobello Shopping

  • Local items

    Wandering around in the city you will encounter many of the shops selling local crafts, those are souvenirs from here and most of the crafts are handmadeThey have many kinds of souvenir which we doesn't know anymore exactly what are the real stuff from here, looking to a different shops what I've seen many of the magnetsThey also made a mini...

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  • Lots of shops for tourists

    Along the main street up the hill to the Church (San Antonio) are trulli which are shops filled with souvenirs or local crafts (embroidery etc). Be sure to examine the labels and the work ; the country of origin may not be Italy but Taiwan, China, etc.!! This may even apply to Trulli models. Model trulli or embroidery. Whatever you find or...

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Alberobello Local Customs

  • AN ANCIENT HEX SIGN ON THE ROOF

    Many trulli are topped off with a crown, called the "Pinaccolo" or pinnacle, either in a ball shape which some claim is the symbol of the sun, or in a religious symbol. All of these cone shaped roofs have painted hex symbols on them, while others are astrological.The pinnacle seems to help the myth of the painted pagan symbols on the cone shaped...

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  • Theories...

    Well, that was it for the theories. What ever the answer is, the trulli are fascinating to see. So if you are in this area, don't forget to take a look in Alberobello!

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  • 3000 B.C.?

    A last theory that I want to share with you, links the trulli with similar structures in Mycenae and suggest that their origins could be as old as 3000 B.C. Apulia was indeed part of Magna Graecia and thus could have come under that influence. Similarities have been noted between the trulli of Apulia and the "sugarloaf" houses of Syria. It has been...

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Alberobello Tourist Traps

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    by travelgourmet Updated Jul 17, 2010

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    Many of the homeowners in Trulli, have reached out to the tourist and want to have a touch of the gold. They will invite you into their trulli home, and ask you to pay for the introduction to the inside. Ask first, if there is a charge, but Italian is mostly what is spoken in the homesites.

    Unique Suggestions: Give them a dollar for looking in and if they are selling crafts, buy a trinket, after all they are just trying to get use to all us tourists who have destroyed the calm of the town, with the ever thirsty quest for knowledge of something new that actually is very old.

    Fun Alternatives: If you like, the many shops are open for free browsing. Just look for the shops sign.

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Alberobello What to Pack

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    by sim1 Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies:
    Sunscreen! It can be burning hot here in the summer, certainly when you do like me, and visit Alberobello during the middle of the day. Sunscreen is certainly not a luxery around here, but an absolute must.

    Photo Equipment: Bring your camera and lots of film, because you will need it. Alberobello is very picturesque!

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Alberobello Off The Beaten Path

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    by sim1 Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    Not far from Alberobello is the city of Ostuni. The "white city" of Ostuni is built above the green terraced fields. The city is such a beautiful sight from a distance. It is sitting up on the top of three neighbouring hills, and all the houses are perfectly whitewashed. I know I was in Italy, otherwise I would never believe it. It doesn't look Italian to me at all!

    Ostuni is the main city of the pre-Roman Messapii tribe, and its compactness is reminiscent of a Greek town - as is its name which comes from the ancient Greek "Astunéon" meaning "new fortress".

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Alberobello Favorites

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    by sim1 Updated Jan 24, 2005

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    Favorite thing:
    Alberobello was orginally not on my list of places I wanted to see. I had never heard of it, so how could I include it? Alberobello is quite far south in Italy, close to Bari, and this part of Italy wasn't on my itinerary.

    But I changed my mind after my neighbour told me about this place and showed me some pictures of it. I was convinced! Going here meant quite a detour, but worth while! I had to see these strange structures called trulli. So here I am driving on a hot summers day in August from Paestum to Alberobello. The sun was hot and the sheep were trying to find some shade under the trees.

    The landscape close to Alberobello is quite beautiful, filled with olive groves, vineyards, and stone-walled fields and of course the occasional trulli in the fields.

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