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  Alberobello and its trulli
The place name is derived from Sylva Alboro Belli, an oak forest that once covered the region. It was founded in the fifteenth century by the Aquaviva Counts of Conversano but its urban development has only been promoted since 1685 by the "Guercio di Puglia" the Count Giangirolamo II


Alberobello,the town full of trulli, occupies an area heavily exposed to the erosion of rain water, both on the surface and deep down; the stratified limestone rocks which are used as the building material, typify not only the image of the town but of the entire territory, inhabited since the XV century by settlers, to whom the lord entrusted the land to be cultivated. 

It seems the historical reasoning behind trulli as dry construction are due to the abuse of power by the feudal lord who could at his own will remove the tenant from the land without recognizing their rights. If you look back to the beginning of the seventeenth century and to the different families who had settled in the territory of Alberobello –attracted by the allowances granted by the Counts of Conversano – they were to all purposes inhabitants of the nearby Noci

Alberobello is a tourist destination for millions of visitors from all around the world. There are numerous monuments and sites of historical, artistic and cultural interest to visit.

A route covering the narrow streets and the most beautiful parts of the trulli capital, including its monuments and museums starts from the Belvedere Balcony.

It is from here that visitors can enjoy a splendid view over the old town, dominated by conical roofs decorated with mysterious symbols and you will immediately feel that you are in a unique town of the world.
The tour continues with a visit to the historic centre Aia Piccola, consisting of around 400 trulli, which are for the most part still used as dwellings.

In this district, a small haven of tranquillity, with a little luck, you can admire the ladies who make the famous orecchiette, a traditional dish typically eaten on Sunday, and master trullari who work the stone, strictly by hand, to restore the trulli.

In Aia Piccola, we also have the Museum of old and new craftsmanship, in which you can admire the tools and instruments of the artisan culture of Italy and the Oil Museum. Here, an ancient mill and old tools from the peasant culture form the backdrop of a pleasant extra virgin olive oil tasting, our famous local product.

Visitors are also recommended to see the basilica of Santa Medici at Alberobello

  Hotel Masseria Salamina Alberobello and Trulli
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