Alberobello ๑ Puglia ๑ Italy ๑ Italia ๑ travel ๑ map ๑ info ๑ what to see in ๑ how to go to ๑ opening hours ๑ address ๑ advices ๑ curiosity ๑ recipes ๑ accommodation ๑ photos
- Town: Alberobello
- Known as: Capital of the Trulli
- Region: Puglia
- Province: Bari
- Zona: South Italy
- Coordinates: 40°47′2.62″N 17°14′14.86″E
- Surface: 428 km²
- Population: 11 013 (by 31/12/2010)
- Patron Saint: St. Cosma and Damiano
- Saint Day: 27 September
- Web site: Official Web Site
Alberobello (Silva Arboris Belli in Latin, Ajarubbèdde Alberobello in dialect) is a small Italian town in the province of Bari, Puglia. It is situated in the middle of Valle d'Itria and the Murgia of trulli. Alberobello is famous for its very specific houses called trulli that since 1996 are in UNESCO World Heritage Site List. In the town can be seen at about 1500 trulli.
The history of these buildings is very special due to an edict of the Kingdom of Naples in the fifteenth century, underwent a tribute to every new urban settlement. The contes of Conversano owners of the land on which it stands today Alberobello imposed then sent to farmers in these dry lands to build without using mortar their homes, so that they could be seen as precarious buildings easy for demolition.
They therefore use only stones, the peasants were constructed in a round shape with a self-supporting domed roof made of stone circles overlap the simplest configuration and solid. The domed roofs of the trulli are embellished with decorative pinnacles whose shapes are inspired by the symbolic, mystical or religious elements.
They were made by skilled workers - artisans that were hired for the construction of the trullo. Depending on the quality of the pinnacle of the bill could therefore identify not only the skill of the craft manufacturer but also the value of the building. Increased spending in the construction of the trullo allowed to identify the more affluent families from less affluent.
Regarding the symbols painted on the roofs of the trulli often they are religious but sometimes it can present zodiac signs. Pinochle and the painted symbol together formed a kind of civic identity as long as Alberobello has denied official recognition by the contes of Conversano.
What to see in Alberobello?
- Sovereign Trullo
- The House Pezzolla
- Territory Museum
- Church of St. Anthony
- Church of S.S. Medici Cosma and Damiano
Alberobello has been repeatedly chosen as the movie set, especially for the peculiarities of the trulli. Here they were made Italian movie Idillio Infantino between 1930 and 1931, Hungarian Women With No Name - the undesirable in 1950, Italian Le Bande in 2005, Indian movie Siddharth Anand in 2008, Italian Il sottile fascino del peccato in 2008, and in 2010 the beautiful comedy with Checco Zalone Che bella giornata.
Don't miss to visit Alberobello if you go to discover unknown Italy. This place is unique with its specific houses and should be seen for sure.
Take a look at the works of the local crafts in Alberobello, ranging from ironworks to the invoice of baskets in olive wood, stone processing from the production of the typical wine and oil. Bulwark craft is also the gastronomic art that sees the production of local specialties: the sweet almonds, pettole, cartellate and amarettes. Also the local people are known for their skill in textiles, it is still possible to buy linen garments in the shops located in the trulli.
How to go to Alberobello?
Situated in the middle of the land Alberobello can be reach only with some kind of transport. You can go there in two way: by train or by car.
- By Air
- If you prefer to reach more fast Alberobello you can go there by air using one of the nearest airports. The most big of the region is airport of Bari. Once being there you should go to the Rail station and to get the train to Alberobello.
For more information visit the Bari Airport web site.
- Another one near Airport that you can use is this one of Taranto.
For more information visit the Taranto Airport web site.
- Another one option could be to use the airport of Brindisi. Take a look on the same web site and choice Brindisi. Once being there you can hire a car to go to Alberobello.
- By Train
Most easy and recommended way to reach Alberobello is by train of Trenitalia. You can do it from Bari or Taranto directions.
For more information visit the Italian Railway web site.
Once being in Bari take a train from the Centrale station of Bari. The tickets are cheaper and are sold in the ticket office next to the platform. The trip takes at about 1h 30min. There are 15 daily connections (some direct, some via Putignano) from Monday-Saturday and much fewer trains on Sunday. Be sure to stamp your ticket in the machines before boarding. Note that the regional train to Alberobello is not run by Trenitalia and thus railpasses are not accepted.
There are also a few train connections from Taranto a day.
For more information visit the Italian Railway web site.
- By Car
Alberobello can be very easily reached by car with under an hour's drive from either Bari, Brindisi or Taranto airport via SS172. If you are coming from Gioia del Colle and Noci use SP239.
- Go Around
Coming from the Train station in Alberobello you should go to the town center and follow the signs to the Zona Monumentale Trulli or use any online satellite map service to locate the Trulli area. By foot it is at about 15 minutes.
Accommodation, Hotels, Rooms, Bed and Breakfast, Agritourism and More
- Cannot find your place? - It is Easy - Check on the Banner links on TravelMapItaly!
- Wanna be Our Sponsor or Recommend Your Accommodations? - Simply Contact TravelMapItaly.
Map of Alberobello