Apulia: the Trulli of Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1996

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Alberobello, famous for its picturesque Trulli, is a town in the southeastern part of the province of Bari, in Apulia. Located in the Itria Valley and in the so-called Murgia dei Trulli, its foundation dates back to the fifteenth-sixteenth century by the Counts Acquaviva-D'Aragona of Conversano (Bari).

Owners of the territory at the time, the counts sent some farmers to the area. At the time, in the Kingdom of Naples, the so-called Prammatica de Baronibus law was in force.  According to this particular rule, any new urban settlement had to be subjected to royal authorization through the payment of due taxes. 

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SOURCE: https://www.visititaly.eu

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