Alberobello

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Alberobello featuring a city

Step inside traditional limestone houses, sample locally produced wines and visit an ancient basilica in this picturesque town in southern Italy.

The view across Alberobello's skyline has changed little over the centuries. Rows of neat cone-roofed cottages stand side by side, a collection of more than 1,000 stone dwellings known as trulli that have made the town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore trulli neighborhoods, visit trulli bars and shops and learn about the town's history and heritage in its museums.

A trullo is a whitewashed stone building with a characteristic conical roof and although they are dotted all over the town, there are two principal trulli districts. The biggest concentration of these traditional dwellings is in Rione Monti, a hillside neighborhood. Wander along its narrow streets and browse shops for locally made ceramics and colorful terracotta whistles that are a Puglia tradition. Sample wines and liqueurs in the many tiny bars. Stop by the Church of Saint Anthony, a trullo church built in the first half of the 20th century.

Go to the north of the town for Alberobello's largest trullo, called Trullo Sovrano. It was built in the 18th century and features 12 cones, including a 46-feet (14-meter) high main dome. A short walk away is the Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Inside, the walls are decorated with many frescoes and large paintings.

For insights into trullo architecture and the history and culture of Alberobello, explore the Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum. The building is a combination of several trulli and inside are displays of agricultural equipment and common household objects from 19th-century rural homes. Another museum highlight is the Museum of Olive Oil. The area's limestone soil is good for the growth of olive trees.

Alberobello is in the Puglia region of southern Italy, approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Bari and 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Brindisi, both of which have international airports. The town is within easy reach of other popular Puglia destinations, including the Baroque town of Martina Franca and Locorotondo, known for its wine production.

Where to stay in Alberobello

Terrazza Sui Trulli
Terrazza Sui Trulli
VIA MONTE SAN MARCO 9, Alberobello, Ba
The price is £91 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in The Trulli of Alberobello, this bed & breakfast is steps away from Oil Museum, Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum and Craft Museum. Basilica Santuario ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"We arrived early and they kindly checked us in and had somewhere safe for our bikes. All the staff were lovely and helpful, the roof terrace was a lovely spot and the breakfast was great. Fabulous location right where you want to be."

Reviewed on 28 Sep 2020

Terrazza Sui Trulli
Trulli Holiday Albergo Diffuso
Trulli Holiday Albergo Diffuso
Piazza XXVII Maggio, 38, Alberobello, Bari
The price is £106 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Located in The Trulli of Alberobello, this guesthouse is steps away from Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum, Oil Museum and Craft Museum. Basilica Santuario dei ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (416 reviews)
"Helpful staff, great location, exceeded our expectations"

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2021

Trulli Holiday Albergo Diffuso
Le Alcove Luxury Resort nei Trulli
Le Alcove Luxury Resort nei Trulli
5 out of 5
7, P.zza Ferdinando IV, Alberobello, BA
The price is £215 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Alberobello, this luxury hotel is steps away from Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum and Oil Museum. Craft Museum and Basilica Santuario dei Santi medici ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (110 reviews)
"Lovely property in heart of town. Short walk to everywhere in town. Only issue is finding parking on street near hotel which is quite challenging as lots of tourists and few parking spaces. Our room in a trulli is modern and super clean. Bathroom spacious. Staff very friendly and helpful in acting ..."

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

Le Alcove Luxury Resort nei Trulli
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Trulli e Puglia
Trulli e Puglia
Piazza Gabriele D'Annunzio, 2, Alberobello, BA
The price is £77 per night from 4 Nov to 4 Nov
Located in The Trulli of Alberobello, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum and Oil Museum. Craft Museum and Basilica Santuario ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (244 reviews)
Great location, winter time room was too cold
"Great location, reasonable price, too many cob webs, and room never got warm even with the heaters cranked to 29, went for breakfast stood there waiting for someone to greet me, finally left and paid for my own breakfast elsewhere."

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019

Trulli e Puglia
Trulli Colarossa
Trulli Colarossa
Contrada Colarossa 6, Alberobello, BA
This family-friendly Alberobello apartment building is located in the suburbs, within 2 mi (3 km) of Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum, Oil Museum and Craft Museum. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (32 reviews)
Trulli Home
"This is an incredible place to stay! It is slightly outside of the main tourist town, and a great base in which to see northern Puglia and the Trulli gives you an authentic and unique experience. The owner, Donato, and his family make you feel at home, and their breakfast is fantastic. Donato delivers ..."

Reviewed on 19 Jun 2019

Trulli Colarossa
Giardino dei Trulli
Giardino dei Trulli
Via XXIV Maggio, 15, Alberobello, BA
The price is £98 per night from 1 Nov to 1 Nov
Situated in Alberobello, this aparthotel is steps away from Basilica Santuario dei Santi medici Cosma e Damiano and Trullo Sovrano. Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum ...
3.8/5 Good! (41 reviews)
"We had a lovely stay in Giardino dei Trulli. The accommodation is very central in Alberobello and staff were very helpful."

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2020

Giardino dei Trulli
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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