Alberobello: A ‘Trulli’ magic place hidden in the heel of Italy’s boot

Alberobello just makes you feel like a character who popped out of a fairy tale. The unusual architecture, the greenery hanging over the white walls, the colorful flowers painting every corner and the cute local stores make this town such a charming place.

The Trulli, or ancient cone-roofed houses, have positioned Alberobello in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Until this day, they’re all inhabited and locals even open their doors for tourists to appreciate the structures from the inside and share a bit of their traditions.

The entire town and its Trulli can be explored in matter of hours, you just need to make sure you walk down every narrow street and enter as many shops as possible because there’s tons of beautiful things to be seen.

Stay

Alberobello is located about half an hour from the famous white sand beaches of Puglia. So, a lot of people make a daily stop to enjoy the tiny town. But if you happen to stay over the night, you better sleep in a Trulli.

I’ve stayed in the beautiful Suite del Vico found inΒ Airbnb, just a few steps from the main street, in quiet and peaceful dead end road. And if I had to pick a hotel to stay in, I would definitely go forΒ Le Alcove Luxury Hotel.

Eat

I don’t want to get into details regarding the places you should go because in Puglia you literally eat delicious everywhere. Though, there’s an underground wine bar in the main street, Trulli e Puglia Wine Bar, that has a great selection of wines and serves the best burrata ever.

As an Eco nut, one of the things I loved the most about this place is that everything was either handmade, local, fresh, natural, sustainable or authentic.

Now that I’ve gotten to explore this treasure of Puglia, I can’t wait to go back and discover more of this region!

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