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The city with the domes

It is a small town (with about 10,000 inhabitants) in Puglia, Bari province, which is gaining more and more tourist interest, especially since 1996 when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alberobello is famous for its architecture and specifically for the houses that have conical roofs, known as domes.

Their construction technique is similar to the primitive huts! They used them mainly for warehouses but also permanent residences for workers and farmers. The reason they made them so “roughly” was to avoid the taxation of the kingdom of Naples, as they were easy to tear down and rebuild.

In the city center there are small bars and cafes, as well as restaurants and of course pizzerias. Some are even housed in buildings with a dome (trulli).

Many trulli buildings function as shops with traditional products and tourist items.

How are you going?

– By train from Bari Central Station – journey time about 90 minutes.

– With an organized half day excursion from Bari, by bus and guided tour in English. You will find more information here.

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