We visited Alberobello, famous for its unique trullo buildings, traditional Apulian dry stone huts with a conical roof, by going on a hike into the countryside and back to the village. Many tourists come here in summer, but at this time of the year, it was very quiet.
Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers.
Alberobello has the only inhabited center with an entire district of trulli. It is therefore considered the cultural capital of the trulli of the Valle d’Itria.
In Alberobello, atop the cone of a trullo, there is normally a hand-worked sandstone pinnacle, that may be one of many designs. It is supposed to be the signature of the stonemason who built the trullo.
We had a lovely hike through the countryside and saw Trulli in different conditions. As parking in Alberobello was quit expensive, we drove back to the coast and spent another night at Egnazia. Beside of visiting the area we are also desperately looking for a possibility to wash our camper – more on our next post!