Alberobello is a suggestive small town in Apulia, one of the most southeastern Italian regions. It’s universally known as the capital of the “trulli”, traditional white houses with grey conical roofs decorated with symbolic designs. In a guided tour of Alberobello, visiting the inside is a must. Each trullo is of a different size and is built entirely of stone without mortar or cement. Since 1996 Alberobello has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The narrow streets of the historic center are definitely worth a visit if you are in the South of Italy!
The church of St. Anthony is the only church in the world in the shape of trullo, built between 1926 and 1927 with donations from people from Puglia immigrated to the United States. The plan is a Greek cross with a 21 meters high dome.
Built in the first half of the 18th century, the Trullo Sovrano is the largest of Alberobello housed in a museum, and the only one with a raised floor. The interior is divided into 12 trulli, arranged around the central space called “Sovrano”. It was declared a national monument in 1923.
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