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