Alberobello is so unique
it has been designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site because of
its famous trulli zones, that is areas of the famous peasant houses
constructed from the local limestone in a dry stone fashion with
conical roofs. These attract thousands of Italian visitors and a few
international tourists eager to stroll around the narrow streets,
visiting the myriad shops, bars and restaurants looking for those
wonderful photo opportunities.
Alberobello is just over 12
miles (30 minutes drive) from Fasano on the north coastal highway
(SS16) which is itself about the same distance from Bari and Brindisi,
and about 45 minutes drive (20 miles) from Taranto on the south coast
of Puglia, so is
relatively easy to get to, with an enjoyable drive through the
beautiful countryside. Whichever way that you arrive you will see
single and some double coned trulli dotted amongst the olive groves and
farmland as you drive, but in Alberobello there are thousands of them,
in the "Rione Monti" and the
"Rione Aia Piccola"
areas of the town, so just follow the signs to the "Zona Monumentale
Trulli" and park where you can.
The town itself is quite small
with under 12,000 inhabitants but this swells considerably in the high
seasons and weekends with people keen to take a stroll through this
delightful living monument. Once there everything is relatively close
together and certainly all in walking distance, so bring your comfy
shoes and camera and enjoy this enchanting experience!
Italy - Alberobello Puglia Italy. Tourist information about
this unique and famous town in central Puglia (Apulia), Italy which is
an attraction in its own right for the English speaking visitor, with
accommodation and hotels.