Alberobello awaits: its festivals, history, churches, and more!

The view across Alberobello's skyline has changed little over the centuries. Rows of neat cone-roofed cottages stand side by side, a collection of more than 1,000 stone dwellings known as trulli that have made the town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore trulli neighborhoods, visit trulli bars and shops and learn about the town's history and heritage in its museums.

A trullo is a whitewashed stone building with a characteristic conical roof and although they are dotted all over the town, there are two principal trulli districts. The biggest concentration of these traditional dwellings is in Rione Monti, a hillside neighborhood. Wander along its narrow streets and browse shops for locally made ceramics and colorful terracotta whistles that are a Puglia tradition. Sample wines and liqueurs in the many tiny bars. Stop by the Church of Saint Anthony, a trullo church built in the first half of the 20th century.

Go to the north of the town for Alberobello's largest trullo, called Trullo Sovrano. It was built in the 18th century and features 12 cones, including a 46-feet (14-meter) high main dome. A short walk away is the Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Inside, the walls are decorated with many frescoes and large paintings.

For insights into trullo architecture and the history and culture of Alberobello, explore the Casa Pezzolla Territory Museum. The building is a combination of several trulli and inside are displays of agricultural equipment and common household objects from 19th-century rural homes. Another museum highlight is the Museum of Olive Oil. The area's limestone soil is good for the growth of olive trees.

Alberobello is in the Puglia region of southern Italy, approximately 40 miles (65 kilometers) from Bari and 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Brindisi, both of which have international airports. The town is within easy reach of other popular Puglia destinations, including the Baroque town of Martina Franca and Locorotondo, known for its wine production.

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Festivals, Historical Buildings and Museums

Top Hotels in Alberobello

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Trulli Holiday Albergo Diffuso
Piazza XXVII Maggio, 38, Alberobello, Bari
$82
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
4.7/5Exceptional! (321 reviews)

"A truly memorable stay. Would highly recommend staying in these gorgeous houses rather than just viewing them from the street. Deceptively bigger than you think, the house went on and on and had a very unexpected cute garden out the back."…"

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Trulli Holiday Albergo Diffuso
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Grand Hotel Olimpo
4 out of 5
Via Sette Liberatori Della Selva 4b, Alberobello, BA
$86
per night
Sep 29 - Sep 30
4.2/5Very Good! (127 reviews)

"Nice clean hotel, plenty of parking space, good size room with a comfortable bed and only a 10 minute walk to the centre of the village where there are numerous restaurants and bars to choose from."…"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Grand Hotel Olimpo
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Trulli e Puglia
Piazza Gabriele D'Annunzio, 2, Alberobello, BA
$88
per night
Oct 13 - Oct 14
4.6/5Exceptional! (200 reviews)

"Trulii e Puglia who own the truli we stayed in, own several and ours looked nothing like the publicity photo. You can't get your car to it to start with and have to park several hundred yards away, albeing quite cheaply. The inclusive breakfast is privided in the owners bar and cafe in the main street ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Trulli e Puglia

Popular things to do in Alberobello

Trullo Sovrano
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Trullo Sovrano

4.5/5 (11 Ratings)

In a town filled with traditional limestone houses, this 18th-century home stands out for its size and number of conical roofs.

Ostuni Cathedral
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Ostuni Cathedral

4.5/5 (18 Ratings)

Admire the marble interiors and the impressive frescoes that decorate this cathedral at the top of the Old Town hill.

Top activities in Alberobello

Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello

$162

Private cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you've made with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Market tour,lunch/dinner at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello
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Market tour,lunch/dinner at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello

$160

Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in aprivate lunch or dinner in a local home with a certified home cook. Enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste local recipes with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Walking tour Alberobello and "Rosolio" tasting
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Walking tour Alberobello and "Rosolio" tasting

$39

Alberobello is a little City in Puglia, famous all over the world because it is characterized by the conical-shaped roofs, the Trulli. Thanks to the houses uniqueness, it is a UNESCO heritage from 1996.

Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello
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Market, Cook and dine at a Cesarina's home in Alberobello

$240

Tour the vibrant local market and immerse yourself in aprivate cooking class in a local home with a certified home cook. Learn local recipes and taste everything you've made with wines included. Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks.

Private Transfer from Alberobello to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops
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Private Transfer from Alberobello to Naples with 2 Sightseeing Stops

$115

Save your time and experience a private door-to-door transfer. You will be picked up wherever you wish in Alberobello at your chosen time by a qualified local English-speaking driver.

Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour
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Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

$88

Live an authentic experience in Alberobello, discover Apulian ancient construction, and learn about Italian culture and traditions with a friendly local guide. The tour will start from the Aia Piccola, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the heart of the city of the Trulli.