Alberobello is a fairytale looking place! You may have seen the odd ‘trullo’ – a traditional dry stone hut with a conical roof – whilst travelling through the region of Puglia … but to have a whole village of them is a wonderful and unique sight!
The town is pristine and the ‘trulli’ are all very well maintained and taken care of with much pride. The white washed buildings and grey stone roofs may all look the same but there are a variety of finishing touches to set them apart!
There are a number of different shaped points to the roofs which are fun to spot and compare. And many also have symbols painted in white over the grey stone which fall into 3 categories – Primitive / Christian / Magic!
A single trullo isn’t very big at all but nowadays it seems that a number of them have been linked together to make very comfortable homes, lovely stylish boutique hotels, shops and restaurants which all make for a unique experience to reside, shop and eat in!
As ever we found more interest in the back streets where real life was taking place and the charming lanes of trulli were less busy … always worth heading off the well beaten tourist track to get a more rounded feel of a place!
Alberobello isn’t a large area and is walkable although hilly! A delightful stop off though for a couple of hours to see something different with plenty of really charming places to sit for an al fresco lunch or delicious coffee & cake!