Museum of the Territory “Casa Pezzolla”

Piazza XXVII Maggio 70011 Alberobello

The “House Pezzolla” aims to raise awareness of not only the material culture, the artistic and ...

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Piazza XXVII Maggio 70011 Alberobello

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10.00-19.00

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The “House Pezzolla” aims to raise awareness of not only the material culture, the artistic and architectural, but also the traditions and cultural relations. The Museum is the perfect place to better understand the town recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996 thanks to the extraordinary presence of the trulli.
A visit to the Museum helps to understand the architectural features of the trulli and know the typical interior. In the various sections presented, related to the main productive activities, such as growing and harvesting grain, and furnishings in the country table, artistic photos are on display in the city to which they contrast with the images of the Japanese city of Shirakawa-go, twinned with Alberobello and also protected by UNESCO since 1995.

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Museum of Oil

Via Verdi 7 70011 Alberobello

The Museum of Oil offers an explanation of the different types of olives in Puglia and oil producti ...

Museum of OilMuseums and galleries

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Via Verdi 7 70011 Alberobello

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10.00-19.00

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The Museum of Oil offers an explanation of the different types of olives in Puglia and oil production, highlighting the difference between yesterday and today. There are tools dating back to the late nineteenth century useful for milling, explanatory panels of traditional olive oil and a film that explores the process of the oil, the olive harvest to production to final consumption.

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Trullo Sovrano

Viazza Sacramento 10 70011 Alberobello (Ba)

Located to the north of Alberobello, behind the Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, is the most adva ...

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Viazza Sacramento 10 70011 Alberobello (Ba)

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10.00-18.00

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Located to the north of Alberobello, behind the Church of Saints Cosma and Damiano, is the most advanced example of trulli on two floors. The majestic conical dome, 14 meters high, stands imposingly in the middle of a group of twelve cones.
Built in the first half of the eighteenth century on behalf of the wealthy family of a priest Cataldo Perta. This name is mentioned in an important notarial document of April 15, 1797, just the master of the walls, remained unknown, still respecting the old constraints imposed by the provisions of Count Gian Girolamo Acquaviva (seventeenth century), adopt design solutions that are unique to this building most advanced and admirable interpretation of architecture in trullo.
The Sovereign Trullo is, therefore, a transitional building that promises to change the overall design and manufacturing of the trulli.

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Casa d’Amore

Piazza Ferdinando IV di Borbone 70011 Alberobello

Casa d’Amore, built in 1797 by Francesco d’Amore, was the first house with mortar in Alberobello ...

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Piazza Ferdinando IV di Borbone 70011 Alberobello

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10.00-18.00

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Casa d’Amore, built in 1797 by Francesco d’Amore, was the first house with mortar in Alberobello. This structure is a true transition element from the first trulli houses to the nineteenth century. In reality palace. The facade lets imagine the presence of internal compartments very different from those that actually are. The room access, instead of the usual cone stone, has a vault. All the other rooms do not differ much from those of the trulli houses that surrounded the house. The only obvious uniqueness of Casa d’Amore, apart from the use of mortar, is the upper floor ,reached through an outside staircase.

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Cosma and Damiano Church

Piazza Curri 70011 Alberobello

The Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano of Alberobello, the subject of numerous architectural projects ...

Cosma and Damiano ChurchSacral objects

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Piazza Curri 70011 Alberobello

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10.00-18.00

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The Basilica of Santi Cosma e Damiano of Alberobello, the subject of numerous architectural projects, has taken the form following the current project designed by the architect Antonio Curri in the eighteenth century. The sanctuary was born on the ruins of an older church dedicated to Santa Maria delle Grazie, recalls the stylistic form of the trulli, while maintaining a footprint architectural style of the Renaissance. The facade, reached by a flight of steps, in the neoclassical style, punctuated by columns and pilasters. Within the framework of the Madonna of Loreto on the main altar flanked by the SS. Cosmas and Damian, and the relics of the arm of St. Cosmos and St. Damian skull.

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St. Antonio Church

Via Monte Pertica 70011 Alberobello

The church of Saint Anthony, the typical form of the trulli, has a monumental entrance, the side cha ...

St. Antonio ChurchSacral objects

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Via Monte Pertica 70011 Alberobello

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10.00-18.00

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The church of Saint Anthony, the typical form of the trulli, has a monumental entrance, the side chapels with vaulted sailing. The church of St. Anthony, built in 1926 and 1927 on top of the Monti district owes its peculiarity to the fact of playing in the features typical houses of Alberobello, the trulli. The church has a Greek cross and dome shaped trulli is 21 meters high. Today, it is the visitor in its former glory, thanks to a recent restoration in 2004.

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On the large hill that stretches south is the oldest part of the village of Alberobello: Rioni Mont ...

“Rione Monti” (Monti quarter) monumental areaPublic squares and streets

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On the large hill that stretches south is the oldest part of the village of Alberobello: Rioni Monti, which extends for about 15 hectares there are as many 1.030 trulli, the bulk of the housing system in trulli of Puglia, with approximately 3.000 residents. and has a uniform building fabric formed by the unification of single trulli reflecting a serial, spontaneous organization.
The houses are lined up along the edges of eight irregular streets that carry almost parallel to the top of the hill where the church stands in peaks of St. Anthony of Padua, better known as trullo church.

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“Rione Monti” (Monti quarter) monumental areamonumental area, public squares and streets

The term "aia “ (yard) that refers to a large open space that, in the former days, was used ...

“Aia Piccola” (Aia Piccola quarter) monumental areaPublic squares and streets

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The term "aia “ (yard) that refers to a large open space that, in the former days, was used for threshing grain. The whole area, willing to south-east, has about 400 trulli still used as dwellings. The area offers a good idea of the old village due to the authenticity and integrity of the historic settlement. In this quarter there is the Museum of territory and the Museum of oil.

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“Aia Piccola” (Aia Piccola quarter) monumental areamonumental area, public squares and streets

Casa Rossa

Contrada Albero della Croce 70011 Alberobello

Large farmhouse on two floors, with basement and about thirty rooms of different sizes, the “Casa ...

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Contrada Albero della Croce 70011 Alberobello

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Large farmhouse on two floors, with basement and about thirty rooms of different sizes, the “Casa Rossa” (Red House) was built in the late nineteenth century at the behest of a local priest at the time to accommodate an agricultural college. Since July 1940, as a result of the civil mobilization following the entry into the war, they abandoned premises of the Red House were requisitioned by the Ministry of the Interior to plant the longest running concentration camp of Italian police.
According to the fascist authorities, the Red House lent itself to this new use because it was isolated, easily vigilabile and away from the front lines of military operations.
Here were deported citizens and citizens from all over Europe, but also from other continents, in succession between 1940 and 1949, in three distinct seasons.

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Even though millions of people come to visit Alberobello every year, many still do not know the existence of this little pearl in Southern Italy.

Recognized in 1996 by UNESCO World Heritage, Alberobello is universally known for his Trulli: architectural constructions unique in the world and extraordinary example of how apparently simple structures can be revealed as the most ingenious. This little town is embedded in the heart of the incomparable beauty of Itria Valley and it has experienced an extraordinary transformation: from a farmer village to a World tourist attraction.

Its peculiar characteristics, together with the fact that the dwellings are still inhabited, make the site unique, an exceptional vestige of ancient building techniques in a country recognized as one of the most important regions of the world.

“Culture” of a place means both material and intangible aspects, transmitted from generation to generation through language, music, theatre, behaviours, gestures, practices, customs and many other social forms and cultural rights. That’s why Alberobello has been included in the prestigious World Heritage List for the intangible aspects of its culture. Alberobello is therefore an exceptional testimony of how it survived the past, with its architectural and cultural traditions, in the modern world.

THE WAY ONE CAN SPEND A MARVELLOUS DAY IN ALBEROBELLO

Our past has left a legacy of incredible resonance, whose most important is the hard manual peasants’ labour of limestone, an indispensable process to build the dry-stone made Trulli houses. The legacy of our ancestors makes possible today to live an unforgettable experience.

Alberobello Culture: the discovery of the historical monuments in Alberobello may be possible by spending few hours accompanied by a qualified and experienced tour guide.

Alberobello Trekking: the outskirt of Alberobello will make you live a unique experience immersed in the rural landscape forged by man with its innumerable olive trees, almond trees, holm trees and vernacular dry stone walls shaping the whole territory.

Alberobello cycling: Alberobello boasts a beautiful unpolluted Forest of notable dimensions that you will cross by mountain bike following multiple paths well marked with specific signs.

Alberobello food and wine: the varied activities producing typical hand made products of excellent quality will open their doors to tourists, curious to taste them directly on site. Among the other products of our region, tourists will touch the methods of production with their hands extra virgin olive oil, orecchiette, sweet almond, mozzarella and other unique dairy products. The excellent products of our land can be enjoyed indoors Activity dining with the wisdom of Our cook, Able to Interpret always the best quality seasonal different.

AlberobelloAn unforgettable experience

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