Alberobello’s trulli: how to plan the visit

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Alberobello’s trulli, declared UNESCO World Heritage are one among the most visited attractions in Apulia.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit 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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The history of Alberobello’s trulli

The first constructions with this typical shape date back even to pre-history.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The ones we can admire today date back to 14th century.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Only in Alberobello over 1400 trulli are gathered: a real pleasure to the eye.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Terraces with a view on the Alberobello’s trulli

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.

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alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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).

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

A very good reason to take wonderful photos, isn’t it?

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Visit the Alberobello’s trulli

Remember goingo to Alberobello in the low season.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The little streets are always very crowded and are full of people and strollers and they risk to ruin your visit.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

If you have the chance, Christmastime is perfect, too. There are many events related to Christmas around the trulli. The fairytale atmosphere becomes magic!

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alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The nearest and most convenient parking cost 5€ full day.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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!

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Sleeping in a trullo: luxury resort

What can you do after? Easy. Sleeping in a trullo is one of the most beautiful experience.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Certainly it’s not cheap but also here, going there out of season can make save you really a lot of money.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The resorts inside the trulli restored with a masterly skill are the guarantee to spend one or more fairytale nights.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

My tip is to select your facility according to the reviews and position.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The resorts near Alberobello have extra services like swimming pool, spa, garden and really convenient parking.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

If the distance from the town centre is less, you can take advantage of it to have very beautiful walks to reach the village.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

It’s a very good base to explore the neighbourhoods and it’s less than half an hour far from the main attractions.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

We are in the High Salento and really near there are Valle d’Itria with the trulli area and the Low Murgia.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

The Rione Monti is one of the most beautiful ones. Keep in mind that even if you’ll opt for sleeping inside a trullo.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Via Monte Nero is one among the streets taking to the highest area of trulli.

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Reach the S. Antonio Church and turn around: you’ll be left gaping in front of the view of hundreds and hundreds of trulli!

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

Enjoy your visit!

alberobello’s trulli how to plan the visit apulia

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