Visiting Alberobello, Italy's Most Unique Town
It’s no secret that I am the world’s biggest Italy fan girl and Puglia was no exception. What’s Puglia? It is an incredibly picturesque region in the southeast corner of Italy that it seems many have not yet discovered. During my three days there we visited a handful of towns, my favorite of which was Alberobello. In fact, I loved it so much that I went twice!
Alberobello is a unique Italian town, most famous for it’s trullo buildings. Trullo buildings are whitened dry-stone huts with pointed stone roofs and are specific to this part of Puglia. Alberobello is also now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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HOW TO GET TO ALBEROBELLO
To get to Puglia, we flew into Bari, the capital of Puglia. From there we rented a car from Avis at the airport which was surprisingly just as easy as it is in the US. The drive from Bari to Alberobello is a little less than 1 hour (around 45-50 minutes).
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT ALBEROBELLO:
It is small and therefore parking can be tough. Go early to avoid crowds if you are not staying in town
It is touristy (the secret is out!). Go early to avoid crowds
You can spend a few hours to a few days here
It is beautiful and well worth the visit!
Here is a photo recap of my time spent in Alberobello to hopefully inspire you to visit!
Some unique and highly rated Puglia experiences worth checking out:
To see Polignano by boat, click here
To learn to make pasta in Lecce, click here
To learn to make pasta in Polignano a Mare, click here
For a walking tour and food tasting in Alberobello, click here
For a photo walk through Matera, click here
For a historical stroll through Lecce, click here
To learn to make Apulian cheese in Ostuni, click here
To buy, cook, and eat like a “Barese” in Bari, click here