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The Trulli of Alberobello are the whimsical conical-shaped limestone dwellings in Alberobello, in southern Puglia Region, that have been recognised as a World Heritage Site. The trullo (plural trulli) are traditional Apulian stone dwellings. They are unique to the Itria Valley in the Murge area of Apulia.


Trulli of Alberobello
Trulli of Alberobello
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Apart from the town of Alberobello, they can also be seen in Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Matina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. The conical roofs are constructed in two layers. The inner layer is of limestone boulders capped by a keystone. The outer layer are limestone slabs that help keep the abode watertight. The trulli in Alberobello are topped with a pinnacle and their roofs are often painted with symbolic designs.

Trulli of Alberobello was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 40 46 57 E 17 14 12.984
Inscription Year: 1996
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, IV, V


Trulli of Alberobello
Trulli of Alberobello
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