Top Tours & Activities in Alberobello
Alberobello, a small town located where Italy's heel meets its sole, is famous for its absurdly charming white-washed, cone-topped houses. These 16th century "trulli," as they're called, have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Truely!
Check out the darling hobbit-like settlements in Rione Monti, Aia Piccola and Trullo Sovrano. Trulli were designed to befuddle tax authorities by appearing as temporary field shelters.
Watch the world go by in this central square lined with trees and benches.
Wander this lovely museum to get a sense of how the 16th century peasant families of Puglia used to live, farm, and build their trulli.
It's likely you'll be consuming lots of olive oil on this trip, so why not find out how this glorious stuff is produced!
Just 5 miles away, this thoroughly pleasant town requires a good wander around. The center is perched on a hill amidst a spiral maze of lanes, baroque archways, and fine restaurants.
With upmarket and authentic shops, this gorgeous historic town definitely deserves an amble around. Don't forget to try capocollo, the town's own renowned cured ham.
Cycle along the dramatic coastline of the Gargano peninsula, ride through olive groves of the Salento, and see castles and cathedrals on an unforgettable bike trip.
The beaches around these parts are a dream. There's a nice array of sand and rock beaches so you can have your choice.
There are many types of trulli, ranging from more rustic to those outfitted with a private swimming pool. Prices fluctuate according to the season. For example, renting a trullo with a swimming pool in July costs 2,449 euros per week, while one week in October costs 1,290 euros. Many of these can fit up to ten people. Alternatively, there are some trulli hotels which cost, on average, 78 Euros per night.
- CurrencyEuro (€)
- Time ZoneUTC (+01:00)
- Country Code+39
- Best time to visitThe best times to book your trip in southern Italy are in Spring (April - June) and Fall (September - October). The colors of the countryside will be especially enchanting then, with flowers and lush greens in Spring and rich reds and yellows in the Fall.
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What People Are Saying About Alberobello
This tour was great and covered a lot in 2 hours. Our tour guide grew up in the area as did her parents so the insider knowledge was especially interesting. Can't wait to go back to Matera!
We spent 2 hrs. walking the Sassi and learning about the history and culture. Our guide, Anna answered all of our questions patiently and added insight from growing up in Matera. We enjoyed the ability to go inside a traditional Sassi cave home and several rock churches along the way. It was very interesting and the pace was comfortable despite the steps and hill climbing. Anna was very charming and knowledgeable.
A superb experience, with an excellent and knowledgeable guide in Luigi. As my group are in their 60/70 age ranges I was certainly concerned when I realised the apparent steps and slopes that were an inevitable part of the Sassi walking tour. I did mention this to Luigi who walked at our pace with plenty of stops for discussion and viewing, so much so that my wife who has difficulty with even one flight of stairs was disappointed and yet elated when the tour concluded and she was not at all weary. A must tour to discover how these people lived and the travails of their lives.
I highly recommend this tour as one of the most beautiful places in the region. It took us about an hour to get to Alberobello. Our giude Vito was telling us about the region while we were enjoying the wine yards and olive trees fields from the window of the car. When we arrived we walked throw the Trulli village. Even though it was not a very touristic time (February) some souvenir shops were open. We could enter several Trulli and our giude showed us the view from the roof over the whole village. A very nice experience!
THIS WAS A LOT OF FUN AND INFORMATIVE BECAUSE WE HAD A GREAT GUIDE TALKING US THROUGH A CITY WITH A MOST UNUSUAL CULTURAL HISTORY. ALSO ENJOYED THE BEST HOME-MADE PISTACCHIO GELATO WE EVER HAD.