The town of Alberobello, situated  60 km far from Bari, was declared Common Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO in 1996, because of its characteristic houses called “trullos (plural for “trulli” in Italian)”, it has been awarded with the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club and has been included by the Association of the Italian Towns (ANCI) in the list of the most charming small towns in Italy.
The history tells that in 1400 the territory on which now Alberobello lies, belonged to the Counts of Conversano, who, because they wanted to avoid submitting themselves to the so called “Pragmatica de Baronibus”, which imposed tributes on each new residential area, entrusted the farmers with the construction of only dry masonry houses (provisional dwellings) which it would have been easy to demolish in case of controls. Only in 1797 the village was liberated by Ferdinand IV, from the imposition of tributes and from the rule of the Counts.
To visit Alberobello means to immerse yourself in a  labyrinth of alleys in which the white limestone of the trullos predominates.  A must-see is the Quarter Monti, boasting a number of 1030 trullis, on the top of which there is  the church of St.Anthony from Padua, whch is a trullo itself, and then there is the famous so called Siamese Trullo, made up with two trullis partially joined together on their top, but having two separate entrances.
In the Quarter Aia Piccola instead, with its 400 inhabited trullis, you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the village, living again the medieval history and the old traditions, without the bustling of the commercial activities. In this quarter you can find Pezzolla House, a complex of 15  trullos, connected with each other, dedicated to a Museum of the Territory and the Sovereign Trullo, which is a prestigious venue for concerts and events.

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