Alberobello: what to see, where to eat and what to do in the evening

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Alberobello is famous for its characteristic houses called trulli, which since 1996 returned to UNESCO World Heritage Site. The birth of these is linked to an imposition that the owner accounts of the land where the city now stands, made to the farmers who were moving to the area: to build dry, so that their buildings were "easily destructible". In order to respect this imposition, they began to build their houses using only stones. The domed roofs and the round shape were the most suitable for guaranteeing stability to the buildings, which have survived to this day.


  1. 10 things to see in Alberobello
  2. What to see in Alberobello in one day: recommended itinerary
  3. Where to eat in Alberobello: the best restaurants
  4. What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Alberobello
  5. Plan your stay in Alberobello: info and useful tips
  6. User questions and comments

10 things to see in Alberobello

1 - Minor Basilica Pontifical Sanctuary Parish of SS. Patron doctors

The church is dedicated to the saints Medici Cosma and Damiano, patrons of the town. Their cult was introduced in 1636 by Count Giangirolamo II, who was devoted to it. The current building, in neoclassical style, dates back to the end of the 1609th century and replaces a chapel dating back to 1882 with the ossuary underneath. The project began in and lasted almost three years.
The facade has two bell towers, the one on the left with a sundial and the one on the right with a clock with Roman numerals.
The church guards numerous relics: the most famous are those of San Cosma and Damiano

  • walk from the center in 6 minutes (equal to 450 meters), starting from the railway station - Get directions
  • by 7: 00 19 to: 30
  • Free

2 - The hamlet Aia Piccola and the Belvedere of Santa Lucia

Alberobello is divided into villages, and that of the Little Hague represents the "authentic" housing area. Its name derives from the ancient wheat threshing that took place here, and the area has preserved its former appearance intact.
The neighborhood has about 400 trulli, divided between them by stressimi alleys, and is the place where tourists who sleep in the city usually stay. Its point of greatest interest is represented by the Belvedere of Santa Lucia, from where you can enjoy a splendid panorama that sweeps across the historic center and the hundreds of trulli that compose it.

  • on foot. The village is about 6 minutes from the center (450 meters) with some climbs - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • Free
  • Trulli of Alberobello: guided walking tour

3 - Parish of Sant'Antonio di Padova

The church was built between 1926 and 1927 and is the second parish of Alberobello. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that the structure of the building resumes the features of the trulli. The dome, 21 meters high, has the classic conical shape of the trulli, as well as the bell tower 18,30 meters high.
Inside the church there are the relics of Sant'Antonio di Padova, the statues of Santa Rita da Cascia and San Giuseppe, one in ceramic of the Immaculate Conception and the statue of the Pietà.

  • on foot. Distance from center 950 meters, about 13 minutes - Get directions
  • from 8: 00 to 13: 00 and the 16: 00 to 19: 30
  • Free

4 - The Monti district

The Rione Monti is the oldest district of Alberobello and the most visited. Here are located more than 1.000 trulli, including the most famous, ed is the area declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.
But, the neighborhood is not just that. In addition to collecting these precious historical and architectural testimonies, the Rione Monti is the commercial area of ​​the city, which deserves to be visited regardless of everything. Furthermore, by entering the various shops, you will have the opportunity to admire the merchandise from inside a trullo, with its characteristic furnishings.

  • 5 minute walk - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • Free
  • Alberobello: group walking tour

5 - Sovereign Trullo Corte di Papa Cataldo

The Trullo Sovrano owes its name to the particular unusual size: 14 meters. Located in Piazza Sacramento, its construction dates back to the second half of the eighteenth century, and a document dated 1797 certifies that the building was built using mortar, therefore in violation of the rules.
Property of the Perta family to which the first vicar forane of the city belonged, Don Cataldo, it was then the seat of a brotherhood and then passed into different hands, until 1994, when the Municipality bought it and used it as a museum. During the summer period, the Trullo Sovrano hosts theatrical performances, cultural events and concerts.

  • on foot, moving towards the back of the Minor Basilica - Get directions
  • 10: 00-13: 15/15: 30-18: 00 (November - March), 10: 00-13: 15/15: 30-19: 00 (April - October)
  • € 1,50

6 - Casa Pezzolla

In the central area of ​​the town it rises the largest complex of contiguous and communicating trulli. Fifteen in all, the structures date back to the eighteenth century, and were restored from 1993 to 1997. Inside the complex, called Casa Pezzolla, it is possible to identify two different types of buildings: one that entirely overlooks Piazza XXVII Maggio which develops on two floors, with a high and narrow façade surmounted by a tympanum, which highlights the section of the gable roof. In the second part, however, the buildings are older, original, and have a much more similar appearance to those of the monumental part.
The trulli complex houses the Museum of the Territory but, regardless of this, it is worth visiting to admire the diversity of the buildings

  • in six minutes on foot (about 350 meters from the center) moving in the direction of the viewpoint - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • Free

7 - Museum of the Territory

The Territory Museum is housed inside the Casa Pezzolla complex, and stems from the desire to preserve and narrate the history of the trulli, considered a world heritage site by UNESCO. Inside the museum are exhibited tools, artifacts and testimonies relating to the history, traditions and folklore of the area. And again, the cultural proposal of the Museum continues and is completed with the "Gianpiero De Santis" Documentation Center: a section containing "multimedia culture", usable by all the cultural associations of the city present on the network.

  • in six minutes on foot (about 350 meters from the center) moving in the direction of the viewpoint - Get directions
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00. Multilingual guide service, map and audio guide. Services for the disabled
  • Admission € 4,00 per person. Free for under 10s.

8 - The Siamese Trulli

An ancient rock house, the Siamese trulli have a stepped structure, without windows, with foundations made up of large, freshly worked boulders. The house entered the history books thanks to its double shape: the trulli are attached forming a single house, even if each of this has an entrance, which overlooks different streets. Also inside it is possible to distinguish two different structures, connected by an ancient door. The inhabitants of Alberobello trace the particular shape of this house to various popular legends.

  • 8 minutes walk from the station (about 650 meters) - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • Free

9 - House of Love

Casa d'Amore was erected immediately after the Decree in which the King gave the colonists permission to build, according to the way they preferred, and therefore without any constraint on the part of the accounts. The house was built by Francesco d'Amore and saw the use of lime and bolus. On the facade of the house there is a small epigraph, in memory of the event, and also the choice of its position was not accidental: from the first floor of the house it was visible from the Palazzo dei Conti. Today the structure houses the tourist office.

  • walk in 4 minutes (about 400 meters from the station) - Get directions
  • always accessible
  • Free

10 - Oil Museum

The Museum is located in the inhabited area of ​​Alberobello. The museum itinerary is structured in such a way as to highlight the different qualities of olives grown in Puglia, the different stages of oil preparation, with a comparison between the techniques used in the past and those in force today. Finally, it is possible to admire a large quantity of work tools, dating from the late nineteenth century - early twentieth century.

  • walk in 4 minutes from the station (about 450 meters) moving in the direction of the Territory Museum - Get directions
  • from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00. Monday closed
  • Free

What to see in Alberobello in one day: recommended itinerary

When you have little time to visit a city you have to make choices and, sometimes, this means having to walk a lot.

Morning: the tour starts from the Rione Monti, a UNESCO heritage site in its entirety, the commercial area of ​​the city and home to some of the most important trulli. Entering its alleys could be a good opportunity to look for the Palmisano Cosmo, where you can stop for breakfast. From here, four minutes separate you from the Museum of the Territory, also known as Casa Pezzola, which contains the entire history of the origins and evolution of Alberobello. A few steps away, however, is the history of the economic activity that has allowed Alberobello to grow: oil processing. In the nearby Oil Museum you can admire historical and non-historical work tools, together with interesting information regarding the processing of olives. Casa D'Amore is the first house built after the king granted the settlers permission to build freely, and is about 4 minutes away from your location.

Afternoon: lunch at the Trullo dei Sapori, to taste some typical Apulian dishes. A nice walk to the next leg of the tour is what it takes to digest. The beautiful Minor Basilica with its unmistakable bell towers is about 4 minutes away. Now let's pass through the Trullo Sovrano, which owes its name to its particular size: 14 meters. The building houses a museum while, during the summer, it is also the venue for theatrical performances, cultural events and concerts. Six minutes away, you will find a panomaric point famous for "copyright photographs": From the Belvedere di Santa Lucia you can take photographs that will allow you to take home the entire historic center of Alberobello. Reaching the Church of Sant'Antonio di Padova will take another six minutes on foot, crossing the Rione Monti. Even in this case, being able to identify it will not be difficult, since you will find yourself in front of a 21 meter high dome and an 18,30 meter high bell tower, both with the classic features of the trulli.

Sera: at the end of the visit, the Trullo del Conte awaits you for dinner.

One day itinerary at a glance

  1. Breakfast at Palmisano Cosmo, via Monte S. Michele, 50 - Get directions
  2. The Monti district: always open - ticket price: free - Get directions
  3. Museum of the territory: open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00 - ticket price: € 4,00 per person - Get directions
  4. Oil Museum: from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays - ticket price: free - Get directions
  5. House of Love: always open - ticket cost: free - Get directions
  6. Lunch at Trullo dei Sapori, piazza Antonio Curri, 3 - Get directions
  7. Basilica Minor: every day from 7:00 to 19:30 - ticket price: free - Get directions
  8. Trullo Sovrano: every day 10: 00-13: 15/15: 30-18: 00 (November - March), 10: 00-13: 15/15: 30-19: 00 (April - October) - ticket price: € 1,50 , - Get directions
  9. gazebo: always open - ticket price: free - Get directions
  10. Church of Sant'Antonio: from Mon to Fri from 8:00 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:30 - ticket price: free - Get directions
  11. Price at Trullo del Conte, via Cadore, 1 - Get directions

Where to eat in Alberobello: the best restaurants

  • Terra Madre restaurant: Mediterranean and classic Apulian cuisine
    Average price per person: from € 20,00 to € 60,00
    Address and contacts: Piazza Sacramento, 17 (Get directions) / tel: 0804324326
  • Trullo del Conte: typical Mediterranean cuisine based on fish and pizzeria
    Average price per person: from € 15,00 to € 30,00
    Address and contacts: via Cadore, 3 (Get directions) / tel: 0804324397
  • The Trullo D'oro: typical and Mediterranean cuisine
    Average price per person: from € 29,00 to € 40,00
    Address and contacts: via Felice Cavallotti, 21 (Get directions) / tel: 0804321820
  • The Trullo dei Sapori: typical Mediterranean, Italian and fish-based cuisine
    Average price per person: from € 15,00 to € 50,00
    Address and contacts: Piazza Antonio Curri, 3 (Get directions) / tel: 3205321924

What to do in the evening: the nightlife areas and the best clubs in Alberobello

Contrary to what one might think, in Alberobello there is nightlife: only you have to move out of the center. The discos and other "noisy" clubs are in fact far from the Unesco Heritage area, but it is still a relative distance of about 30 minutes.

The best pubs, clubs and discos

  • Hyper Fuse: historic nightclub, often hosts nationally renowned speakers and DJs
    Address: SP113 Monopoli - Alberobello, km 17 - 70011 Alberobello (Get directions) - Facebook page
  • Crash Pub: classic pub / bar with customer games and good selection of craft beers
    Address: via Biligny, 27 (Get directions) / Facebook page
  • The Lounge Bar meeting: specialized in drinks and aperitifs, it also offers a good variety of desserts, sandwiches and the possibility of watching football matches. Open late
    Address: via Antonio Segni, 6 (Get directions) / Facebook page

Plan your stay in Alberobello: info and useful tips

  • the best connected airport is that of Bari, from there some buses arrive in the city (Marozzi company, one hour / € 11,00 or bus of the South East railways from Bari central station, 2 hours / € 6,00) - Flights to Bari from € 31,00 -
    To reach Alberobello by train you must first arrive in Bari or Taranto with Trenitalia, then continue with the South-East railways, stop Alberobello.
  • Getting around: Alberobello is practically an open-air museum, it is advisable to move only on foot.
  • Where to park: for a fee there are car parks in Largo Martellotta (Get directions) or in via Indipendenza (Get directions), the price depends on the proximity to the monumental area. Towards Via M. Viterbo (Get directions) there is the possibility to park for free.
  • Hotel, b & b and Trulli starting from € 39,00 per room -
  • What to see in the surroundings: Alberobello is surrounded by historic centers that are worth visiting. The first of these is Noci and its "gnoste", or blind alleys present throughout the center, set up for festivals and parties (Get directions). Immediately after we have Putignano, keeper of the relics of Santo Stefano and home to the annual carnival (Get directions). Finally there is the town of Castellana Grotta and its white cave, a real spectacle of nature (Get directions). Not far away also Matera (65 km - Get directions), Polignano a Mare (29 km - Get directions), the villages of Locorotondo (9 km - Get directions), Cisternino (19 km - Get directions) and Ostuni (32 km - Get directions) directions). For those who love amusement parks, the Zoosafari di Fasano is 14 km away (Get directions).
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