ALBEROBELLO

  • Port

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Tasting

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR70.0

  • Duration in hours

    5.5

  • Shore excursion code

    01SI

Description

ALBEROBELLO



What we will see
  • The Trulli of Alberobello
  • The "Monti" and "Aia Piccola" quarters of the town
  • Tasting typical local products


What we will do
  • We leave Bari by coach and we reach Alberobello, a picturesque town in the Murge area known the world over for its trulli, the typical domed, cylindrical white dwellings that have earned two districts of the town a place on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Trulli – which are typical of the Itria valley – are still used as houses today. They are modular dwellings with a roughly circular plan with internal rooms distributed around a central space. The thickness of the walls and the almost total absence of windows ensures an optimal thermal equilibrium; warm in winter and cool in summer.
  • Accompanied by a local guide we visit the two most typical rioni (neighbourhoods) of Alberobello: Rione Monti – which covers about 15 hectares in the southern part of town – where there are about 1000 trulli arranged in 8 delightful streets, and used mainly for tourist accommodation and as artisan workshops, and the Rione Aia Piccola in the south-eastern part of town, where there are about 400 trulli used exclusively as residential dwellings ("Aia Piccola" is Italian for little barnyard, and refers to a space once used for the threshing of wheat). We have some free time here for shopping.
  • Before returning to Bari there is another stop to taste some typical local products.

What you need to know
  • The transfer to Alberobello takes approximately 1 hour.