The Trulli of Puglia I

Apr 09, 2019 343

You won’t need anyone to tell you when you arrive in Puglia’s Itria Valley. You’ll know you’re there when you see mysterious stone buildings with conical roofs suddenly appearing everywhere you look. You might need to remind yourself that you haven’t suddenly entered a fairy tale land peppered with miniature castles. Instead, you will see for yourself what a growing number of travellers are coming to discover: the Trulli.

Although they can be found all over the Itria Valley, Alberobello is home to the highest concentration of Trulli in Puglia and is recognised as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations, a distinction it shares with other notable sites such as Stonehenge in the UK and Chichen-Itza in Mexico (for more on this fascinating list of places, see the World Heritage site at

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