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Top 7 things to do in Alberobello

Alberobello, a small town located where Italy's heel meets its sole, is famous for its absurdly charming white-washed, cone-topped houses. These 16th century "trulli," as they're called, have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Truely!

  • Look at the Trulli

    1. Look at the Trulli

    Check out the darling hobbit-like settlements in Rione Monti, Aia Piccola and Trullo Sovrano. Trulli were designed to befuddle tax authorities by appearing as temporary field shelters.

  • Piazza del Popolo

    2. Piazza del Popolo

    Watch the world go by in this central square lined with trees and benches.

  • Museo del Territorio

    3. Museo del Territorio

    Wander this lovely museum to get a sense of how the 16th century peasant families of Puglia used to live, farm, and build their trulli.

  • Museo dell' Olio

    4. Museo dell' Olio

    It's likely you'll be consuming lots of olive oil on this trip, so why not find out how this glorious stuff is produced!

  • Locorotondo

    5. Locorotondo

    Just 5 miles away, this thoroughly pleasant town requires a good wander around. The center is perched on a hill amidst a spiral maze of lanes, baroque archways, and fine restaurants.

  • Martina Franca

    6. Martina Franca

    With upmarket and authentic shops, this gorgeous historic town definitely deserves an amble around. Don't forget to try capocollo, the town's own renowned cured ham.

  • Cycle Puglia

    7. Cycle Puglia

    Cycle along the dramatic coastline of the Gargano peninsula, ride through olive groves of the Salento, and see castles and cathedrals on an unforgettable bike trip.

Planning Your Visit

  • Are the beaches worth going to?

    The beaches around these parts are a dream. There's a nice array of sand and rock beaches so you can have your choice.

  • Is a trullo really expensive to stay in?

    There are many types of trulli, ranging from more rustic to those outfitted with a private swimming pool. Prices fluctuate according to the season. For example, renting a trullo with a swimming pool in July costs 2,449 euros per week, while one week in October costs 1,290 euros. Many of these can fit up to ten people. Alternatively, there are some trulli hotels which cost, on average, 78 Euros per night.

Good to know

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    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    The best times to book your trip in southern Italy are in Spring (April - June) and Fall (September - October). The colors of the countryside will be especially enchanting then, with flowers and lush greens in Spring and rich reds and yellows in the Fall.

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What people are saying about Alberobello

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 161 reviews

We had a great time. Our guide, Cosimo, was really fun and personable and made the tour. Alberobello is very pretty, and not hard to walk on your own, but the extra details and history were so cool! Cosimo grew up there, and knows not just the by-the-books history, but the real local stories. He could answer every question we had.

The guide tell us Alberobello's history from a very interesting point of view. He was very kind and available to give us any kind of explanations. The guide managed to make us discover hidden corners and curious anecdotes

e' stata una esperienza positivissima grazie alla guida che ci ha trasmesso il feeling di chi vive nel posto e per il posto !!!! un bravissima alla guida ! cosi' si fa' !!!! grazie !

Most enjoyable walk through Alberobello!

Beautiful walk through the trulli of Alberobello! The guide was excellent, offering lots of interesting historical facts about the area and taking us to meet some of the locals!

very nice place to visit to see the trellis and learn the history of the place. the guide was very helpful and oil tasting also nice