Alberobello is a small town in Puglia and is famous for its unique and fascinating trullo buildings. The whitewashed stone huts have conical roofs which resemble a magician’s hat. The legend is that inhabitants designed them in this way to avoid taxes. The roof of a trullo is made by assembling stones on top of each other making it easier to remove the stones when the tax collector arrived. Without a roof, there is no home and therefore, no taxes. They would put the stones back together again to have their roof as soon as the tax collector left town. The ancient tradition will make you feel like you are living in a fairytale. Additionally, the trulli of Alberobello have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Small List
Le Alcove – Le Alcove is a five star small luxury hotel on the small village square in the heart of Alberobello. The unique and contemporary living spaces are housed in traditional Trulli huts. A careful restoration mastered by stone experts provide the perfect balance between history and modernity. Each suite has a different architectural shape and a unique design.
Ristorante Trullo D’oro – The traditional Pugliese cuisine is modern and imaginative. Located inside a traditional trullo stone hut, the experience is, above all, touching and unforgettable.
CICO Il Bacaro di Alberobello – The first bar of Alberobello! Venetian style with Apulian flavors! Perfect for an aperitif!