Updated: May 3
Alberobello is a small and scenic town, located in the Metropolitan city of Bari, region of Puglia, southeastern Italy.
It has a population of about 11 000 people.
Alberobello is mostly famous for its attractive Trulli houses that are painted in white and have cone-shaped roofs. Some of them date back to the 15th century.
The Trulli of Alberobello have been listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
The town is a great option for a day trip from Bari and attracts many visitors making it a popular touristic place especially in the spring and summer.
The whitewashed Trulli houses are well preserved and are lined along tiny and steep alleys decorated with beautiful flowers. Most of the Trulli houses are turned into souvenirs shops from where you can buy local gifts and taste local products.
Alberobello has two main Trulli districts - Rione Monti and Aia Piccola, located on two slopes facing each other.
Rione Monti is the more popular and visited by tourists area with plenty of shops and restaurants.
In Rione Monti is located the impressive church of St. Antonio.
Aia Piccola is still a residential area and is less visited by tourists.
The main square in town is called Piazza del Popolo dominated by municipal buildings and St.Lucia church. Next to St. Lucia church there is a belvedere for panoramic views and taking beautiful pictures of the city.
Another place worth seeing is The Basilica of Saints Damian and Cosma, a magnificent Neoclassical church from 1885.
Behind the church is located Trullo Sovrano museum. It represents the only trullo to have a second floor, reachable from the inside through a staircase.
You may also want to visit the Museo del Territorio that provides interesting information about the history of Alberobello and the construction of the Trulli.