Italy is a country that has become one of the popular destinations of travelers. Alberobello, which has entered the UNESCO World Heritage List, was the most distinctive of these routes. Are you ready for a journey through Alberobello streets where you will feel yourself in a fairy tale with white painted, gray
Based on a history starting from the 16th century, Alberobello is a small town located in the southern part of Italy in the Pulia region. Bari, an important port city of Italy, is only 60 kilometers away from Alberobello.
Alberobello is like an open air museum. You do not need to focus specifically on seeing a place because the entire town is made up of interesting buildings. Every street you enter, every house you look at will give you the feeling that you are walking around on the pages of a fairy tale book. The mushroom houses are so striking that you will feel like you have come to the town of Smurfs.
The entire town of Alberobello is made up of white-painted, stone-domed houses called ‘Trulli’. The Trulli houses were constructed centuries ago by stacking stones, without mortar, as an alternative to the high lover houses.
There are interesting symbols on the roofs of houses in Alberobello. Each of these symbols has different religious meanings. The symbol of the gray stone roof creates a visual feast on the streets.
Sant’Antonio Church which was built in the 12th century benefited from Trulli architecture. It is one of the places that you must see if you travel to Alberobello.
Alberobello is also famous for its olive trees and olive museum. The most famous olives of Italy have also spread to the Alberobello region. The town’s surroundings are covered with olive trees. There are many shops where you can taste various olives and buy olive and olive oil products. In the town there is also a museum about olives.
Territorio Museum is another interesting place you must visit. You can study the history of the region in the museum about the life style of the people of Puglia and examine the culture of the region.
It is possible in Alberobello to find everything unique to Italian cultures from handmade pastas, delicious olives, olive oils to soaps and wines. Do not come back from Alberobello without buying your souvenirs.
The easiest way to reach the town is to rent a car after flying to Bari Airport and go about an hour. If you do not want to rent a car, you can easily reach to the town by train. It is also possible to come to Alberobello after a two-hour train journey from Brindisi, the other major city of Puglia. Those who prefer this way can also visit the town of Lecce, known as the Florence of the south, if they want to make their tours even more colorful.
Your trip to Alberobello will surely be an unforgettable experience if you stay at one of the Trulli houses transformed into small hotels. There are options for every budget. If you have a budget restriction and you like to stay in a tent, you will also have the option of camping close to the town.
In one day you will be able to visit Alberobello comfortably and you should add this small town to your list as an alternative route when you travel to Italy. You do not need to spend much time to change your travel route. You can discover a really beautiful place by just giving e few hours of your day. You must make a change for an unforgettable experience and translate your journey into this fairy tale.