Trulli of Alberobello: how to spend the night in a fabulous house
Since I saw Alberobello’s trulli in the photo, I had a dream to stay in such a white house for a couple of days. During a trip in Italy in 2019, I booked such a house for 2 nights. In this article I will show you what such a house looks like inside and tell you how to book it.
If you still do not know anything about trulli, then here is some information. Trulli – traditional stone houses in the southern and central parts of Italian Puglia . The main feature of the trulli is the brick roof, which was “disassembled” in a few seconds: when pulling one brick from the masonry, the whole roof collapsed. The need for such a “dismantling” was associated with a ban on the construction of houses in this area. Therefore, in the case of the visit of officials, the roof was quickly dismantled.
The largest cluster of trulli in Alberobello, in the historical part, which is called zona trulli. Trulli of Alberobello is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Many trulli now have shops, restaurants, souvenir shops, museums and hotels. Here are the trulli hotels in the center of Alberobello:
Price per night starts from 70 euros, a good comfortable option can be booked from 110 euros.
The advantages of housing in the center – after walking around the city, you no longer have to go anywhere. Minuses: there will be no private parking and will be too crowded.
For me, the “minuses” outweighed, so I booked a house a little away from the historical center. We reached the trulli zone in about 20 minutes, but our house had private parking, and there was silence around. And also incredibly hospitable hosts. But first things first.
See also Alberobello Travel Guide
Trulli a Sud-Est (rating 9.9 by booking) is a traditional house 700 meters from the Trull Sovrano Museum and about 1.5 km from the historic center.
The house inside is very stylish, clean, fully equipped.
At the same time, it retains its traditionality – stone walls, a conical brick ceiling over the bedroom.
Keep in mind that the walls of all trulls are very thick (in order to keep cool in the summer and warm in the winter), therefore, it will be a little cool to sleep.
The kitchen has a stove, oven, microwave, dishes, glasses, a coffee machine.
In the evening, you can take pizza (in Pizza Mania, Via Cesare Battisti, 26 good pizza from just 5 euros, you can take away), and in the morning drink coffee on the terrace.
On our arrival it was cool, so the terrace was almost never used. In general, in the garden under the olive trees you can put sun loungers and relax, and arrange evening gatherings at the table.
As already said, there is a parking space. If you come by a rented car (read my review about car rental in Florence ), then this will be very helpful.
The owners are sooooo nice (sorry I didn’t take a picture with them) – Giovanna and her husband. She speaks a little English, apparently she is trying), therefore, everything is clear. She is always in touch. Upon check-in, they presented us with a small figurine of trullo, insanely tasty cookies, and when leaving, they gave us cherries from their garden. That was very sweet!
If you are looking for really unusual housing, comfort and cleanliness are important to you, you want to deal with nice people, then this troll is what you need! During this trip I met so many open, pleasant people, and Giovanna with her husband are one of them! I sincerely recommend it!
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