Alberobello is a delightfully traditional town in the Bari region of Puglia, Italy. Known as the capital of the iconic Italian Trulli, Alberobello is a fascinating cultural centre in the quiet countryside of southern Italy. The Alberobello skyline really has to be seen to be believed, and once you arrive at an Alberobello property, the almost constant local celebrations means that there is simply nowhere better to enjoy and indulge in the fine culture of southern Italy.
UNESCO has named Alberobello on the World Heritage List due to the amazing 14th century trulli homes which dominate the town. The iconic conical roofs of Alberobello’s trulli can be seen throughout the entire town, with an estimated 1,500 trulli, some used as self catering accommodation in Alberobello, others as restaurants, shops or cafes. There are two distinct areas of trulli in Alberobello, both of which are easily within walking distance. All the sights of Alberobello can be toured on foot, with the trulli, Basilica and the amazing trullo Church of St Anthony all in close reach.
Alberobello is host to a number of wonderful festivals throughout the year. The huge summer International Folk Festival is a huge attraction, with the finest international performers descending on Alberobello properties from around the globe. Classical, popular and jazz music festivals roll into Alberobello at points throughout the summer, as well as a range of religious festivals where local music, dancing, theatre and cuisine combine to create an atmosphere that cannot help but to capture the imagination. Information on Alberobello’s many festivals, events and fairs are available from the Alberobello tourist information offices.
Alberobello’s position in the Puglian countryside gives those staying in a holiday rental home some fantastic entertainment options. The countryside surrounding Alberobello is perfect for walking, horse riding and cycle touring holidays, with endless trails throughout the countryside, as well as providing easy access to the sun soaked coastlines of southern Italy. There are many miles of beach to choose from, and even during the summer months, tourist crowds are exceedingly rare.
There are a number of towns well worth visiting. The beautiful whitewashed villages of Locorotondo, Ostuni and Cisterino are all well worth exploring, bursting with ancient attractions and some of the most celebrated little restaurants and cafes in the region. The enormous elegance of these villages cannot be ignored, and for those who wish to walk off a few calories after a long, leisurely lunch, there are a great range of walking and cycling routes into the surrounding countryside.
Alberobello enjoys almost impossibly long, hot summers, where daily peak temperatures can regularly reach into the high 30’s (˚C) or even low 40’s. You can enjoy 10-11 hours of sunshine every day from May until late September, and even in the grips of winter, you will also enjoy temperatures rarely below 15˚C.
A holiday rental villa or trulli in Alberobello can be reached in under an hour from either Bari (BRI) or Brindisi (BDS) airports. Both airports receive direct Ryanair flights from London Stansted (STN) as well as occasional flights from across the UK on British Airways. Taking a hire car from either airport is highly recommended, especially if you would like to escape to the Puglian beaches from your Alberobello holiday rental.