Today we want to talk to you about one of those magical corners that are spread throughout the planet. It is located in Italy and I assure you that it is worth seeing even once in your life. We are referring to the Trulli of Alberobello , some houses that look like dolls, almost like a fairy tale, but are real. What’s more, although it may seem amazing, there are people living in them.
The trulli (trulli) have their origins around the year 1500 and are characterized by the conical roofs of the buildings and by their magical symbols. These types of houses are mainly in the districts of Aia Piccola and Riona Monti in Alberobello, a town south of Bari, in Plugia , surrounded by lush olive groves.
UNESCO World Heritage
The Trulli of Alberobello, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, are famous throughout the world for their distinctive beauty and for representing one of the most extraordinary examples of popular Italian architecture.
There was a time when the feudal lord imposed a tribute to the inhabitants of Alberobello for each house built. To facilitate its collapse if they stopped paying the treasury, it imposed the obligation that only stone and lime be used as a construction method, without mortar.
Characteristics of the trulli
Alberobello is universally known as the capital of the trulli. Here, each of them has different shapes and sizes. These are often single constructions but can also be attached to a group of adjoining houses. Some have two floors. Most have a gray roof in the shape of a cone finished in a ball or hemisphere. Inside there is a single room with a space for the fireplace, the bed and various furniture. The structure favors a good temperature: cool in summer and cozy in winter.
The vaulted ceilings of the trulli have a pinnacle adorned with mystical and religious symbols that served to identify the master builder and, therefore, the purchasing power of each family