The city of Alberobello is known for its trulli, it is a not to be missed to do during your trip to Puglia.
Its historic center, classified as a Unesco heritage heritage, contains the largest number of trulli in the region.
You will find in the article below, all our advices and recommendations to visit the historical center and not forgetting its surroundings, especially the charming Itria Valley, Locorotondo and the most beautiful beaches near Alberobello.
And all our good addresses in Alberobello on our map (restaurants, hotels…). We wish you an excellent reading!
- What is a trulli?
- Where is the city of Alberobello and how do I get there?
- Where topark (free parking)?
- What to visit in Alberobello?
- Where to eat panzerotti in Alberobello?
- Where to sleep? An agriturismo at 5 minutes from Alberobello !
- What to do around Alberobello?
What is a trulli?
This may be the first time you’ve heard this funny term reassure us too! This is quite normal, as a trullo (trulli), it is a small primitive small primitive stone house with a conical roof typical of the Itria Valley. You won’t see it anywhere else!
Where is the city of Alberobello and how do I get there?
The town of Alberobello is located in the the heart of the Itria Valley located south of Bari. For our part, we explored the region of Puglia in car.
You can choose to take the train you will find all the information on the official website here
If you are exploring Puglia by car, we really advise you to to take your time when you travel because the Itria Valley (located between the town of Noci and Martina Franca) is beautiful. You will cross fields of olive trees dotted with trulli, a real change of scenery.
The town of Alberobello is located in the heart of the Itria Valley, southwest of Bari. The distance between the two cities is 55 km.
We spent the previous night in Matera. We reached the town of Alberobello after 1h20 of pleasant drive.
Where topark (free parking)?
We have indicated a free parking all year round, 10 minutes walk from the old town on our map below. There are several paid parking lots in the immediate vicinity of the trulli, at a cost of about €6 per day.
Attention, there is once again, as in all cities of Puglia, a ZTL in the in the historical center.
This limited traffic zone is reserved for local residents. Overall in this region we recommend that you park outside of the historic centers to avoid getting stuck in one.
What to visit in Alberobello?
The town of Alberobello, has the most important the most important number of trulli in the region .
We advise you to explore the surroundings by car or on footand then visit the city very early in the early in the morning or very late in the evening to avoid the hordes of tourists and enjoy the real enjoy the real charm of the place.
Second tip, don’t miss the viewpoints It is especially the whole which gives this incredible charm and this landscape of postcards.
The trulli of the historical center
- Stroll through the narrow streets to the church (Monumento religioso grotta Nostra Signora di Lourdes) located on the heights. It is in this cliffside area that you will see the most beautiful trulli.
- Museo del territorio This explanatory museum will give you information about the trulli (of course) and the local traditions. We had noted it, but we did not have time to stop there for our part.
The unmissable viewpoints to make beautiful photos
3. Belvedere Santa Lucia, next to the church, Chiesa S.Lucia e Santissimo Sacramento, it is an unmissable viewpoint that offers a beautiful overview of the village just opposite.
4. The garden in front of the Bar Villa Belvedere The garden in front of the Bar Villa Belvedere, just next door, also offers a beautiful view.
Our recommendations on a map
As always, we have noted on a map our best addresses as well as points of interest in the city.
Feel free to click on the numbers or emoticons to get more information on each point.
Visit Alberobello with a local guide
If you want to know everything about the city of Alberobello, we recommend a 2-hour guided tour. You will have the chance to walk through the city with a local, passionate guide who will tell you the history of the city.
Where to eat panzerotti in Alberobello?
The city is so touristy that we didn’t find a restaurant with a good rating and cheap. We ate panzerotti (turnovers filled with mozzarella, tomatoes…) at Tremma Pizzeria.
In the evening, we made up for it at the Masseria San Francesco, we’ll tell you about it right after!
Where to sleep? An agriturismo at 5 minutes from Alberobello !
We wanted to sleep in a masseria (the equivalent of our bed and breakfast) to explore the countryside and and sleep in a quiet place in the middle of nature.
We slept at the masseria San Francesco, the place is just sublime. It is a old farmhouse composed of trulli, refurbished in the middle of olive treesa change of scenery guaranteed!
We also recommend theexcellent restaurant of the place, everything is cooked with with good local products. In short, we recommend +++.
What to do around Alberobello?
Explore the Itria Valley, by car, not to be missed
As already mentioned above, we loved our exploration by car in the Itria Valley(located between the town of Noci and Martina Franca).
We were able to observe these unique dwellings dotted around the olive groves.
The city of Locorotondo
We strongly strongly recommend this city because it is much less touristy and more authentic than its neighbor Alberobello. You will see, of course trulliand also of beautiful palaces.
The most beautiful beaches
We recommend you to go to south of Monopoli (about 45 minutes away) to enjoy small beaches with small beaches with translucent waters.
We thank you for having read all the way to the end, don’t hesitate to leave us a note below to tell us if you are planning this trip, or to ask any questions you may have, we will answer you with great pleasure!