The trulli, located in Italy, are ancient houses with a cone roof and built with limestone back in the 14th century. These houses were made with dry-wall and no mortar in order to be able to be taken down quickly for those who wanted to move when they needed to evade taxes, or as a way to escape their land lords.

Alberobello, where the oldest trulli still exist today, was an area of land originally owned by the Count of Conversano. By the 1700’s, a permanent village with trulli was established and recognized by the King of Naples. Today, visitors can see these historic trulli by going to trullo bars, trullo shops, and trullo homes.

WHY SPECIAL

6 sites in this World Heritage

  • Casa d'Amore
  • Piazza del Mercato
  • Museo Storico
  • Trullo Sovrano
  • Quartiere Aja Piccola
  • Quartiere Monti

Casa d'Amore

Piazza del Mercato

Museo Storico

Trullo Sovrano

Quartiere Aja Piccola

Quartiere Monti

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Italy 
Category
Cultural
Name
The Trulli of Alberobello
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)(v)
Year of Registered
1996
Keyword
Registered in 1996