Our next port of call was Bari in Puglia in the South of Italy. It is a beautiful coastal town, but I wanted to see something unique to this part of the world. I went to visit the fairy-tale village of Alberobello Trulli where the buildings are round with cone-shaped roofs.
I was so excited to visit Puglia to see the Trulli houses, I had seen them on many travel shows and really wanted to see them with my own eyes.
Alberobello Trulli is around an hour away from Bari and it is a beautiful drive and the roads are lined with olive and almond trees.
Alberobello Trulli dates back to the 14th century and there are over 1400 cone-shaped buildings. They are so unique and you will not find these in any other part of Italy and they are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is like you have stepped back in time and you are walking around a fairy-tale! All the building are white with tiled roofs. Some of the roofs have white symbols written on them, which is meant to bring good luck.
Each cone roof is one room, so the more cone roofs the more rooms. People still live in these buildings today, but many are shops and B&B’s. I think it would be fun to stay in a Trulli house!
The streets are narrow and lined with these beautiful houses, but there are still a few cars driving through these very narrow streets!
There is the Church of St. Anthony which is Trulli church. It is taller, but still white and has the cone tiled roofs.
The Trulli houses are dry-wall constructions without mortar. Today they are difficult and expensive to build.
At the end of the visit, we went to a farmhouse to taste some local wine and focaccia, that was delicious.
- Weather: Spring 14*C – 18*C / Summer 20*C – 30*C
- Language: Italian and English is spoken in tourist attractions, restaurants and shops
- Currency: Euro
- I visited at the beginning of April so it was quiet, in the summer months it gets very busy here.
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Love Lucy x
Lovely buildings. I would definitely plan to go to Bari in Puglia in the South of Italy. Love the coastal town,
I hope you have a lovely time when you go!
This looks like such a cute little town! I’ve been to Italy, but only to Rome. We didn’t get to explore more of the country because we were doing a cruise that left from Rome.
I hope you get to go back to Italy to see more of the country
I love the cone top roofs! And that they have symbols on them for good luck. What a beautiful place, I have never heard of it but I’ll definitely keep an eye out for it now.
Highly recommend a visit, so different to anywhere else in Italy
Oh my, I would love to go there to visit this super charming place! I’ll definitely add this to my bucket list… I truly beautiful fairy-tale place ; )
I hope you get there in the future!
As someone from Europe, I miss the beauty of the countryside. The small bakeries and cafes, meadows, and super cute old buildings. This takes me right back home. Thanks for posting!
Your welcome! I’m glad I took you back for a minute
Based on your pictures and post, this town looks enchanting and the ideal place to escape. I would love to go there.
It was like a fairy tale town!
The contrast of the white brick and dark roofs looks nice and the style of the roofs are amazing looking. It looks so clean there.
It was an interesting day and it was very clean.
Wow! So gorgeous! I cant wait until i can visit italy one day! April sounds like the perfect time to go, for me!
April is a good time, not too hot!
This part of Italy looks like taking a step back in time. The old buildings are beautiful and so charming! I’d love to visit this place in person. 🙂
Highly recommended it, as it is such a unique place.
I would like to visit Italy some day. Bari looks like a great place to visit.
Italy is a wonderful country to visit!
Oh my goodness I need to get to Italy ASAP. The entire country is magical!
Italy has so many beautiful places to visit!
What a beautiful place to visit with such mind blowing architecture. This looks like the perfect place for our next vacation.
It was so interesting and I would go again!
Sounds like an amazing place to visit. The cone-shaped buildings are so unique and beautiful.
It was a fantastic day, highly recommend visiting