Alberobello

Only 4 km (5 min drive)

Small fief under the rule of the Acquaviva , Counts of Conversano , Alberobello – whose name derives from Silva Arboris Belli , meaning ” forest tree of war” – began to be populated by peasants who made fertile the ” Selva ” in the sixteenth century . Accounts authorized the farmers to build houses to dry, so you can be destroyed in case of royal inspection , since the birth of an urban demanded the payment of a fee. Tired of the precarious condition, in 1797 , a group of alberobellesi went to Taranto to ask for help to King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon , who , on May 27 of that year, he sent a decree under which the small village became free .
Surrounded by history and nature, the town of Alberobello and its surroundings are characterized by a thick vegetation of almond and olive trees, which thrive on the karst terrain. By stratified limestone rocks, typical of the area , was the material for the construction of Trulli .Due to its geographical location, the picturesque village enjoys a pleasantly cool climate in the summer , which favors the cultivation of various agricultural products , which color the surrounding fields . The urban area with its Trulli , divided into districts Monti and Aia Piccola, since 1996 is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

To visit:

  • Church of St. Anthony
  • Trullo Sovrano
  • House of love
  • Museum of the territory
  • Trullo Siamese
  • The shrine dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian