Tuesday, June 11, 2024

The Trulli of Alberobello

 Spending some time in Apulia (or, as the Italians say, Puglia), the heel of Italy's boot.

The town of Alberobello holds about 1500 trulli, which are dwellings made by dry-stone limestone construction, usually with conical roofs made from limestone slabs.  

The technique dates back to prehistoric times.

Some of the structures in Alberobello date back as far as the 14th century.  

The trulli of Alberobello were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998.


Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shots!

Taken For Granted said...

I've seen similar roofs in Ireland that were old, but these in your photos are at a different level. Looks terrific, Jack.

Stefan Jansson said...

Such a great place this. Never been there, but I have read about it. It is on my list. Hope you are having a great time.