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Top 7 things to do 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!

  • Look at the Trulli

    1. Look at the Trulli

    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.

  • Piazza del Popolo

    2. Piazza del Popolo

    Watch the world go by in this central square lined with trees and benches.

  • Museo del Territorio

    3. Museo del Territorio

    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.

  • Museo dell' Olio

    4. Museo dell' Olio

    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!

  • Locorotondo

    5. Locorotondo

    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.

  • Martina Franca

    6. Martina Franca

    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 Puglia

    7. Cycle Puglia

    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.

Frequently asked questions about Alberobello

Planning Your Visit

  • Are the beaches worth going to?

    The beaches around these parts are a dream. There's a nice array of sand and rock beaches so you can have your choice.

  • Is a trullo really expensive to stay in?

    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.

Good to know

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  • Best time to visit
    The 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

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 228 reviews

Francesco has been the best tour guide we had since we have been in Italy. Full of knowledge and really good English. He made us feel home and we will totally recommend to friends. He brought us to amazing places and let us enter inside the historical houses explaining to us every little detail which made the tour unforgettable. We also loved the local products testing at the end. 10 out of 10.

Beautiful tour and very good guide! despite the great heat and the fact that we were the only participants, we discovered many curiosities through a not very touristy but very interesting route. Lorenzo, our guide was very kind, good and knowledgeable. to recommend!

We had a fantastic tour of alberobello with Antonio. We could see large groups with other guides bur there were just the 2 of us which made it more personal . Antonio is enthusiastic friendly and knowledgable. It was a perfect first visit to alberobello for us.

That was a wonderful tour with the magical Floriana. Very interesting and the tasting was delicious too. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed the trip. We recommend.

Intimate and pleasant visit to the most interesting places in Alberobello. Exceptional guide, local, engaging and effective in explanations. Super recommended!