Trulli Houses of Alberobello

Alberobello is known as the Capital of the Trulli. The limestone trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of this area of Puglia. A trullo is a simple dry-stone-walled building with a domed roof. Alberobello has special status internationally – designated a UNESCO world heritage site in 1996 – because its collection of some 1,500 trulli in an urban environment is unique.

The Trulli were originally constructed as temporary dwellings for workers which could be easily taken down, this was so that the local Count was able to pay lower taxes as the area was designated ‘uninhabitaed’. Some of the trulli are now used for stores, restaurants, and lodging, but the Alberobello trulli are still serving as houses for the local population.

Cuisine and Wines of Puglia

grapesPuglia produces the most grapes, both for eating and for wine making, in Italy and is also the largest producer of olive oil. With it’s extensive coastline fish and seafood feature greatly in regional cuisine and turtles, oysters, mussels, cuttlefish and octopus will be found on most menus. February is the time for eating sea anemones which are served raw with a splash of lemon or cooked into pasta dishes. Desserts from Puglia are mainly almond based, as the region produces vast quantities of almonds.

Cuisine and Wines of  Puglia

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