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Alberobello and its trulli: our complete guide [map]

The city of Alberobello is known for its trulli, it is a not to be missedto 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?

This may be the first time you’ve heard the term strange term reassure us too! This is quite normal, as a trullo (trulli), it is a small primitive small primitive stone house with a conical rooftypical 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 ofBari. For our part, we explored the region of Puglia in car.

You can choose to take the trainyou will find all the information on the official website here

If you’re exploring Puglia by car, we really advise you to take your time to take your time when travelling, as the the Itria Valley (located between the town of Noci and Martina Franca) is magnificent. You’ll pass through olive groves dotted with trulli, a real change of scenery.


From Bari

The town of Alberobello is located in the heart of the Itria Valley, southwest of BariThe distance between the two cities is 55 km.

From Matera

We spent the previous night in Matera . We reached the town of Alberobello after 1h20 of pleasant drive.


From Monopoli

We then headed for the Adriatic coastheading for Polignano a Mare and then Monopoli, where we reached the coast after a 45-minute 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 thein 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 recommend exploring the surrounding area by car or on footand then visit the city early in the morning or very late at night to avoid the hordes of tourists and take advantage of the realof 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

  1. 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.

  2. Museo del territorioThis 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.

Unmissable viewpoints for great 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 BelvedereThe 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

Explore the city with a guide

If you’d like to know everything there is to know about Alberobello, we recommend that you opt for a 2-hour guided tour . You’ll have the chance to explore the city with a passionate local guide who will tell you all about its history.


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 +++.

Masseria San Francesco

Are you looking for a place to stay during your stay in Puglia ? To help you, we give you all our advice in this article on Where to stay in Puglia in Italy, and share our best hotel addresses and unusual accommodations.

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 highly highly recommend this city, because it’s far less touristy and more authentic than neighboring Alberobello. You will see, of course trulliand also of beautiful palaces.

The most beautiful beaches

After your visit to Monopoli to the south of the city (about a 45-minute drive) to enjoy the small beaches with translucent waters.


We continue our exploration of the Puglia region, taking you on a tour of the Adriatic coast to visit the town of Polignano a MareMonopoli and finally Lecce!

We wish you an excellent trip! Don’t hesitate to leave us a little note or 5 stars below, if you’re planning this trip, to ask any questions you may have, here or on Instagram, we’ll answer you with great pleasure.

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My name is Floriane, and I've been an adventurer and travel enthusiast since I was very young. More than anything, I love sharing our travel stories and tips with you. We love short getaways as well as long trips. This blog was born after our backpacking trip around the world. We also went on a family tour of Europe.
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