Alberobello, conosciuta come la Capitale dei Trulli, è dal 1996 patrimonio Unesco.
Alberobello, in province of Bari, rises between Valle d’Itria and Murgia dei Trulli, and has about 1.400 trulli in the historic centre, divided in two quarters: Rione Aia Piccola and Rione Monti.
Trulli belonged to the rural village, existing since 1797. Buildings made of calcareous dry stone, making Alberobello an exclusive destination; conical roofs with whitewashed symbols and a labyrinth of alleys.
In the centre of Alberobello you can admire several monuments and points of interest: Basilica dei Santi Medici Cosma e Damiano, Museo del Territorio, il Largo Belvedere, Museo Trullo Sovrano, with two levels, Chiesa di Santa Lucia and Chiesa a trullo di Sant’Antonio.
Its name comes from the Latin language “Arboris belli”, that means war of tree indicating an ancient tree, “Quercus troiana”, in the old forest, called “silva”. Nowadays there is the natural area, Bosco Selva, only a few kilometres away.
Among private houses in Rione Aia Piccola and shops in Rione Monti, you can enjoy and have a look at the handcraft work: stone, clay and wood, and have a break tasting local food. Folk, lights, historic evocation are some of the main events during the year.