Top attractions 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!
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.
Watch the world go by in this central square lined with trees and benches.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
The beaches around these parts are a dream. There's a nice array of sand and rock beaches so you can have your choice.
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.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitThe 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
Our guide, Cosimo, was a Matera native and gave us a great appreciation for the long history of the area and the Sassi, in particular. I would strongly recommend this tour for anyone looking for more than a cursory look at the Sassi.
Vito picked us up at our hotel and along with 2 others from the US, we started our drive to Alberobello. Vito was very interesting and entertaining. It is always lovely to meet someone who is passionate about the area he is from and the towns we are visiting. We had a beautiful day, the sites were amazing and thoroughly enjoyed by us. Thank you to Vito. Highly recommend!!
Our guide was very considerate of my wife's Limited ability to navigate the many steps involved in touring the Sassi. She adjusted our path so that my wife could see as much of the old Town area as possible. We both enjoyed the tour and learnt a lot.
Dora was fantastic. Her connections to the community made the experience all the better. And we had her to ourselves!
Our tour was arranged with Dora and was outside the 'normal' time but Dora kindly agreed to our request. Our guide, Marinella, was delightful, knowledgeable and paced the tour to suit our needs. Such an amazing town with an astonishing history, and so much recent history. We had a great morning and thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Thank you