THE TRULLI FAIRY TALE
Green-pass required, Culture & local gems, MyExploration, Passepartour, Less than 1 hour walking, 52
Cylindrical buildings with cone-shaped roofs? Welcome to the fairy tale of the trulli of Alberobello, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover all their secrets with our guide. Leave the orecchiette pasta dish to us. GREEN PASS IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXCURSION, PLEASE CARRY IT WITH YOU. IN CASE YOU DO NOT HAVE IT, YOU CAN OBTAIN IT ONBOARD.
- Trulli of Alberobello
- Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola
- Local food tasting
- You'll travel to Alberobello on our bus. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll visit the two urban areas with the greatest number of trulli: Rione Monti to the south, where there are roughly a thousand trulli used as craft workshops, and Rione Aia Piccola, with around 400 units that are actual homes belonging to local inhabitants.
- These buildings, which are typically white, cylindrical and topped with a dome, date from the mid-14th century and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An edict of the Kingdom of Naples levied a tax on every new building. This is how the idea of the trulli was conceived; as they were built without mortar, they were considered to be temporary constructions and therefore not taxable.
- The whiteness of the walls indicates purity and the whitewashed symbols on the dome indicate the family's religion, while the shape of the overlapping stone pinnacles was the final touch that made your home unique and recognizable.
- We can't leave Alberobello without tasting some orecchiette, the traditional Apulian handmade pasta, accompanied by a glass of wine.
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions in order to safeguard your health and comply with regulations and the safety protocol.