Places of Puglia | short story of an afternoon in Alberobello
After a 20 minute drive from Masseria Faraone, we arrive in Alberobello. The notorious Trulli capital, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Once parked, which took us around 10 min, we start walking towards the monumental Trulli site, a small village right in the heart of Alberobello populated by Trulli cones, lived by locals or restored into local artisan shops.
We start our walk inside the Rione Monti, perhaps we should specify that it is uphill, so get a good bottle of water and enjoy a dolce passeggiata (sweet walk).
We arrive in Piazza Gabriele d'Annunzio and take a few touristic pictures, (it is pretty hard not to with all the beautiful plants and greens decorating the Trulli.
Walking a bit further up we find the Chiesa Trullo Madre, a church inside a gigantic Trullo cone.
We continue our journey through the Trulli labyrinth and we enter a local artisan shop, Armonie d'Intrecci.
Here we find Donna Lia working on a piece of textile, which will soon result in a kitchen towel. The method is Macramé, a traditional Apulian method of hand making textiles.
After a two hour walk, we take a break from the Trulli wonderland and walk towards the city centre of Alberobello. We stop by a Bar and enjoy for a refreshing gelato and after espresso to find this beautiful scenario right infront of us.
After our break we continue our walk towards the Basilica dei Santi Medici Cosma e Damiano. Built in 1882, it stands majestically in the heart of of Alberobello.
Just a few meters away from the Basilica dei Santi Medici, we find the Trullo Sovrano, which you can visit and enter with a small entrance fee of €1,50
If you happen to stay for dinner, we recommend La Cantina (link here) right in the Centre of Alberobello, along Corso Vittorio Emanuele.