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Trulli of Alberobello

Trulli of Alberobello: The history of the trulli dates back to the 15th century. Farmers began to settle in Alberobello. Landowners allowed them drywall homes to be built so that they could be easily dismantled in case of royal inspection. Inspection entail the payment of taxes for a settlement. This strategy was a form of tax evasion. Trulli are tiny buildings with conical roofs. Trulli were made of limestone and built without mortar. Thousands of years ago, burial tombs were already built in the same way. The trulli of Alberobello are clustered into two quarters: Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola. Nowadays, the trulli of Alberobello are used for lodging, stores and restaurants, but many of the trulli are still inhabited by local people. The trulli of Alberobello are unique in the world. The trulli of Alberobello are located in the deep south of Italy, about 100 km from the UNESCO World Heritage Castel del Monte and about 68 km from the UNESCO World Heritage Sassi di Matera. The trulli of Alberobello gaines the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

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Trulli of Alberobello - Alberobello is situated in the deep south of Italy. The town is famous for its unique trulli. The history of the trulli of...

Alberobello is situated in the deep south of Italy. The town is famous for its unique trulli. The history of the trulli of Alberobello dates back to the 15th century. Trulli are tiny buildings with conical roofs, made of limestone and built without mortar. The ancient cone-shaped trulli are still inhabited today. The Trulli of Alberobello became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  1. Trulli of Alberobello - Alberobello is situated in the deep south of Italy. The town is famous for its unique trulli. The history of the trulli of...

    Alberobello is situated in the deep south of Italy. The town is famous for its unique trulli. The history of the trulli of Alberobello dates back to the 15th century. Trulli are tiny buildings with conical roofs, made of limestone and built without mortar. The ancient cone-shaped trulli are still inhabited today. The Trulli of Alberobello became an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.

  2. Trulli of Alberobello - Alberobello is known as the Capital City of the Trulli. Trulli are the typical cone-roofed cottages of Alberobello and the surrounding...

    Alberobello is known as the Capital City of the Trulli. Trulli are the typical cone-roofed cottages of Alberobello and the surrounding countryside. The trulli are circular in shape and built of limestone boulders, the stones were laid on top of each other, the trulli were built without the use of mortar. The conical roofs are characteristic of the trulli.

  3. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello are unique in the world. The typical chimney stacks are rising high above the conical roofs of the trulli. Alberobello...

    The Trulli of Alberobello are unique in the world. The typical chimney stacks are rising high above the conical roofs of the trulli. Alberobello has an entire city distrct of trulli. Trulli can also be found in the provinces of Brindisi, Bari and Taranto, in the Apulia region of Italy. Only the trulli of Alberobello were declared an UNESCO World Heritage.

  4. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello: A small street lined with trulli. The history of the trulli dates back to the 15th century. Landowners...

    The Trulli of Alberobello: A small street lined with trulli. The history of the trulli dates back to the 15th century. Landowners allowed their farmers to build drywall homes which could be easily dismantled in case of royal inspection. Inspection entail the payment of taxes for a settlement. This strategy was a form of tax evasion. After inspection, the trulli were rebuilt.

  5. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello: Trulli are buildings with conical roofs, they were built without mortar. The width of the trulli varies from 0.80...

    The Trulli of Alberobello: Trulli are buildings with conical roofs, they were built without mortar. The width of the trulli varies from 0.80 metres to 2.70 metres. The trulli were built directly on the bedrock. Their height ranges from 1.60 metres to 2 metres. The Trulli of Alberobello gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.

  6. Trulli of Alberobello - The trulli of Alberobello are situated into two quarters: Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola. In the middle of the 16th century, Rione Monti...

    The trulli of Alberobello are situated into two quarters: Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola. In the middle of the 16th century, Rione Monti was already occupied by around 40 trulli, Rione Monti is nowadays occupied by more than 1000 trulli, among them the so-called Trullo Siamese, a 15th century trullo characterized by a double façade and a double cone-shaped roof.

  7. Trulli of Alberobello - The trulli of Alberobello: Nowadays, the Trulli of Alberobello are used for lodging, stores and restaurants, but many of the trulli are still...

    The trulli of Alberobello: Nowadays, the Trulli of Alberobello are used for lodging, stores and restaurants, but many of the trulli are still inhabited by local people. The quarter Rione Monti is larger and more commercialized than the quarter Rione Aia Piccola. The trulli of Alberobello is an UNESCO World Heritage Site where people live and work.

  8. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello: Some trulli have an astrological, pagan or religious symbol painted on their conical roof. There are some extraordinary...

    The Trulli of Alberobello: Some trulli have an astrological, pagan or religious symbol painted on their conical roof. There are some extraordinary trulli in Alberobello, such as the Trullo Sovrano. It is the only trullo with two storeys in Alberobello, the trullo dates back to the 17th century. Nowadays, it houses a museum and souvenir shop.

  9. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello: There are about 1500 trulli in the town of Alberobello. Already in 1909, several trulli in Alberobello...

    The Trulli of Alberobello: There are about 1500 trulli in the town of Alberobello. Already in 1909, several trulli in Alberobello were declared a national monument. The Church of Sant'Antonio is situated on a hilltop in the Rione Monte quarter. The church was built in the shape of a trullo in 1927. The Casa Pezzolla is a group of trulli, it houses the Museo del Territorio.

  10. Trulli of Alberobello - The Trulli of Alberobello: An idyllically situated trullo just outside Alberobello. The surrounding countryside of Alberobello features...

    The Trulli of Alberobello: An idyllically situated trullo just outside Alberobello. The surrounding countryside of Alberobello features orchards of almond and olive trees. Many of the farmers around Alberobello use trulli for living, storage for food and equipment. The Trulli of Alberobello gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1996.