Located in the Itria Valley and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historical limestone constructions, better known as trulli, represent a milestone in the Apulian architecture.
History of the Trulli of Alberobello
Built around the VIII century, in order to avoid the high taxation on property inflicted by the vice King of Naples’ Kingdom, those dry stone wall constructions could be easily dismantled when tax inspectors were in the area.
Therefore, by only removing the keystone, the conical rural buildings immediately collapsed becoming a heap of stones.
characteristics of the Trulli
Those buildings which were apparently unstable, resulted to have an extraordinary stability and a thermal balance that allowed warm in winter season and cool in summer.
As soon as the inhabitants of those lands were free of feudal shackles, the trulli became permanent dwells. Indeed, during the centuries, they have been improved by placing more cones one next to the other in order to create wider houses, by constructing roman arches in the inside, windows, fireplaces, tanks or water and external plaster for more stability.
The trulli of Alberobello nowadays
Even though they are largely present along all the Itria Valley, the rural Trulli can be found in a dense concentration in the inland village of Alberobello, place of high tourist attraction.
Nowadays in those buildings it is possible to find restaurants, shops and even accomodation facilities that have met modern needs without undermining the historical identity of the pyramidal constructions.
Considered to be the Capital of the Trulli, Alberobello is divided in two main districts: Rione Monti and Aia Piccola, and in both areas is it possible to live an unique experience walking by these rather particular white pyramidal structures. In a scenario of hills, olive trees, vineyards and cone- roofed houses, there is an elegant location where is it possible to spend your holidays.
Madia Luxury Location Trulli, with its gorgeous floral garden will welcome you for your dream holiday where history, tradition, comfort and innovation have found their balance in this suggestive location that will give you unforgettable emotions.
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