Alberobello

With its "Trulli", Unesco's world heritage

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Alberobello is a municipality in the province of Bari, Puglia, famous for its characteristic houses that were recognized as Unesco's world heritage in 1996. The heart of the country is completely made up of these "trulli", some of them also dated back to the fourteenth century. They are dry-stone houses whitewashed with lime and have conical roofs made of natural stone, decorated with zodiac signs, crosses and pierced hearts.

Alberobello consists of winding alleys and narrow streets like Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola where there are Casa Pezzolla, a complex of 15 communicating trulli that is now a museum, and the Trullo Sovrano that hosts shows and concerts. Even the churches are trulli-shaped (the church of Sant'Antonio and the Basilica minore dei Santi Medici).

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