Despite its small number of inhabitants, only about 11 thousand, the small town in the province of Bari is known all over the world for its unique and inimitable character. The main attraction is of course the Trulli, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996!
The main feature of these buildings lies in their architecture. The history of these very particular buildings is linked to the pragmatics of Baronibus, an edict of the 15th-century Kingdom of Naples that subjected each peasant to a tribute for each new urban settlement. The peasants, to avoid paying those taxes, built the buildings dry, without using mortar, so that they could be configured as precarious buildings, easily demolished.
This stratagem allowed the peasants to cheat any inspection: it would be enough to hook a loop to the pinnacle of the trullo and this would collapse easily because it was built dry without binder.
Having to use only stones, the peasants found in the round form with self-supporting domed roof, composed of overlapping stone circles, the simplest and most solid configuration. The domed or half-cone roofs are embellished with decorative pinnacles.
The Trullo Sovrano is the largest trullo, 14 meters high, located in Piazza Sacramento. It was built in the second half of the eighteenth century. However, it contains the mortar inside it, contradicting the edict. After countless changes of hands, today the trullo is used as a museum. In the summer months, however, it hosts many theatrical performances, concerts of small orchestras or jazz formations and other cultural events.
Also worth visiting is the 17th century Paparale trullo, with its characteristic two-cone dome, which is also very large.
In a central area of the city stands the largest complex of adjacent and communicating trulli that can be visited in Alberobello, the oldest of which date back to the 18th century. This housing complex, identified as Casa Pezzolla from the name of the last owners, is made up of 15 trulli. The complex now houses the Museo del Territorio, a permanent museum exhibition, divided into thematic and chronological areas, to provide complete information about the territory and the display of projects and competitions throughout the year.
The strange architecture of these buildings meant that they were also used as a film set for many films.
Finally, during the visit to Alberobello, you can not miss a stop in one of the many restaurants in the trulli, which will make you taste all the flavors of Apulia and our beautiful land!
The exciting vision of the city is unique and magical even in winter, between the snow and the Christmas illuminations in all the streets. There is no better season to discover these beauties. The right time is all year.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Ostuni and its beauties, as well as Polignano Mare.
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