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Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

1. Alberobello: 2-Hour Walking Tour

The tour will start with a beautiful view from the Belvedere terrace, introducing the interesting history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your visit of the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti, where you can admire the typical houses with their unique architecture. Walking among "trulli" and little alleys, you'll reach the trullo-shaped Church of San Antonio. Finish off the tour with a visit to a local's home, where you will get the chance to taste typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil.

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Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

2. Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

Embark on a guided culinary tour of the city of Alberobello, famous for its picturesque UNESCO-listed whitewashed stone huts. Meet your local guide on Via Indipendenza and begin your journey through one of Puglia's most important locations.  Head up to a viewpoint to admire panoramic views over the entire city before enjoying a stroll through the alleyways of Alberobello's historic districts. Here, marvel at the curious architecture of the Trulli and visit the iconic Trullo church. During your tour, you will stop at regular intervals to sample some of the city's famed food specialties. Sample local products such as primitive wine, cured meat, and cheeses, including the delicious burrata and pecorino.

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Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

3. Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

Take a day to explore Alberobello, a small town famous for its trullo buildings, a truly unique sight in Italy.  Your tour will begin from Bari, where your driver will pick up you at the organized meeting point. Following this, a licensed tour guide will greet you in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. If you book the private option, you'll enjoy a driver and tour guide for your group only throughout the excursion. Alberobello truly is one of a kind, due to the notable presence of typical conical stone buildings which people still inhabit to this day. Your guide will show you the Rione Aia Piccola and the Rione Monti, the two most important neighborhoods of the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Trullo Museum and an authentic stone house, and to enjoy a tasting of a traditional wine. Before leaving the town, you'll have time for a walk through the charismatic streets, where there are small shops filled with souvenirs and typical local products. The driver will wait for you and will take you back to Bari at the end of the day.

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Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

4. Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

Start your day by meeting your driver in the center of Bari before departing by minivan for your full day tour. After a short, scenic drive you will reach Alberobello and Matera. During your time in Alberobello, a UNESCO site since 1996, you will have plenty of time to walk through the city and discover the exciting cultural curiosities this fascinating place possesses. This city contains an abundance of Trulli, a typical rural stone architectural structure with a conical roof. Whilst here, you can visit both the Rioni districts - Rione Aia piccola and Rione Monti. Whilst doing so, be sure to visit the large trullo church and shops.  After Alberobello, you will leave for Matera, a fellow UNESCO site and also the European capital of culture. Here, you will meet your qualified tour guide before starting your pleasant stroll through this ancient city carved into rock. Here, the inhabitants lived in caves until the beginning of the XX Century. The historic center is characterized by narrow streets where there are cave houses that you can visit independently. You will visit the cathedral that overlooks the splendid panorama of the Murgia Materana park. Once your time in Matera is up, you will return comfortably to Bari. 

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From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

5. From Bari: 5-Day Puglia and Basilicata Tour

Day 1, Bari Street Food Tour After arriving independently to Bari, meet with your guide at 6 PM at the Swabian Castle for a walking street food tour. Visit Orecchiette Street where typical pasta is made by the local ladies, the Cathedral of San Sabino, and the imposing Basilica of San Nicola. Throughout the tour, taste the famous sgagliozze, tasty pieces of fried polenta, and focaccia. At the end of the day, check-in at the Palace Hotel or similar. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 2: Castel del Monte to Trani Your second day will begin as you meet your driver and guide before departing for Castel del Monte to one of the most mysterious and fascinating castles in Southern Italy. After some free time, check-in at the Palazzo Paciotti (or similar). Get ready to discover Trani, which is known as the "Slow City" and the "Pearl of the Adriatic Sea". Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure. Day 3: Matera, Alberobello After Breakfast, check-out before meeting with your driver and guide at 9 AM and departing for Matera, which is a UNESCO site and considered one of the most suggestive places in southern Italy. You will have free time for lunch, after which you will depart for Alberobello check-in at the Trulli Holiday Resort or similar. Enjoy a guided tour at 6 PM then enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure.  Day 4: Ostuni Lecce After breakfast, meet the driver to transfer to Ostuni, which is also called the "White City”. Explore with a local guide this place where it's possible to enjoy the amazing expanse of olive trees surrounded by the deep-blue sea. Transfer to Lecce and check-in to a 4-star hotel. Lecce walking tour with a licensed tour guide at 6 PM. Enjoy a free evening to explore at your own leisure. Day 5: Lecce Following breakfast at your hotel, check-out marking the end of your tour.

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Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

6. Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Stroll through Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, on this 1.5-hour tour. Meet your local guide in Piazza Aldo Moro in the historic center of the town. This area is characterized by white houses built in local stone and arranged in a circle, alleys decorated with flowers, and balconies overlooking the Valle d’Itria. From your vantage point, you'll get glimpses of the villages of Cisternino and Martina Franca. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the church of San Giorgio, the Saint Patron, and the beautiful clock tower.

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From Monopoli: Alberobello Guided Tour

7. From Monopoli: Alberobello Guided Tour

Meet your driver in Monopoli who will accompany you to Alberobello. When you arrive in Alberobello, meet a licensed local guide who will escort you on a guided tour of the town. Discover the famous traditional Trulli (conical-shaped houses) of Alberobello, which has led to the town being declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the charming districts of Rione Aia Piccola and Rione Monti. Enter one of the famous houses and learn about their unique architecture and construction techniques which give them their unique shape. After 90 minutes in the town, be returned to the city center in Monopoli.

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Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

8. Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

You tour begins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aia Piccola, found  in the heart of the city of the trulli. Trulli are traditional houses built entirely of stone without mortar or cement. Every year, thousands of tourists come to see this ancient city and its relics of rural life. Tour the historical center of the city and follow the narrow streets through the neighborhoods of Aia Piccola and Monti. Visit the ancient church of St. Anthony, the only trullo-shaped church in the world, opened to the public in June 1927. Inside of the Sovereign Trullo (housed in the museum), find decor typical to the 20th century, and discover why it was declared an Italian national monument in 1923.

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Alberobello: Full–Day Private Trulli Historical Tour

9. Alberobello: Full–Day Private Trulli Historical Tour

After hotel or port pick–up, travel to Alberobello by minivan on this private tour. Walk through the quaint neighborhoods and side streets of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the famous trulli, and marvel at the interesting limestone dwellings composed without mortar. Learn how the thickness of the walls regulates the internal temperature, what the symbols painted on the cone–shaped roofs mean, and hear about the unique interior living spaces. Visit at your own leisure. Choose to visit some of the museums during your stay, enjoy tasting some of the local delicacies, like a Paqualino sandwich or a traditional gelato, or spend some time shopping, before you return to your hotel at approximately 6:00 PM.

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Polignano a Mare Walking Tour

10. Polignano a Mare Walking Tour

Explore one of the most important settlements of Puglia on a walking tour of Polignano a Mare. Stroll along the medieval streets to get breathtaking sea views and learn more about the ancient architecture. Start by the statue of the singer Domenico Modugno, born in the town in 1928, and then make your way to the historical center. Enter the village via an old archway into a narrow paved street with charming shops and cafes. Experience the special atmosphere of the maze of streets and little squares huddled together over a series of caves in the rocks. The dramatic setting provides a  wonderful backdrop for the stone buildings and winding streets. The town's rocky beach sits at the bottom of a small canyon with sheltered swimming in the azure blue Adriatic Sea.

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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

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • 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 228 reviews

We had a fantastic tour of alberobello with Antonio. We could see large groups with other guides bur there were just the 2 of us which made it more personal . Antonio is enthusiastic friendly and knowledgable. It was a perfect first visit to alberobello for us.

It was a pleasure to walk among the trulli of Alberobello with Mariangela, a knowledgeable and passionate guide. He introduced us to the essence of Alberobello and its truest inhabitants! Thanks again Elisa & Andrea (Padua)

Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained the history of the city in a detailed and not boring way, giving us a complete tour of the area.

We liked the guided tour very much, Antonio took us to the discovery of Alberobello. I highly recommend a tour with him.

we liked the tour, our guide answered all the questions that i had and he was rally nice also to out daughters.