Alberobello conical roofs like the Mycenaean Tholos (θόλος).

Duration: 1h and 30min
Languages: English, Spanish, Italian
Guru: Eusto
Registered on September 22, 2022

Hi, I'm Eusto-FUD :) Passionate about history, art and nature, they are the key to knowing all the secrets of Puglia. Speleologist, advanced sommelier, oil taster, maître sabreur. With simplicity, I will explain the trulli, the food, the caves, the alleys, the churches and the monuments of a fantastic land called Puglia.

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    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The visit with Eusto-FYD among the alleys of Alberobello is not just a walk but a timeless experience, among fairy-tale alleys in search of the secrets of an ancient and unique construction technique developed by Apulian peasants on the basis of a construction method ancestral.
In fact, the trullo takes us back to an archaic, biblical era
, but its dry construction technique was already known to the Mycenaeans in ancient Greece. Our visit touches the Aia Piccola and Monti districts. The former has remained frozen in time, with the people still living there. Then we visit a trullo from the inside and see the ancient threshing floor where the wheat was threshed and which is now a square. Then the casa d'Amore, the first house built using cement mortars.
And we move to the Monti district, richer in shops and crafts. The visit touches the Siamese trullo, it has two interpenetrating cones on which rests a curious legend that tells of a woman disputed between two brothers. Continuing on, you go up to the trulli church of Sant'Antonio , but not before having paid a visit to one of the many craftsmen who build miniature trulli.
The visit of Alberobello is an itinerary among the typical houses with conical roofs and is aimed at discovering their curiosities, construction secrets and history. T he oriental charm of the trulli, in a UNESCO site, explained by a real expert who makes you relive the peasant civilization that created them, between history and legend that in order to evade the taxes imposed by the Prammatica de Baronibus , the Count of Conversano Giangirolamo II periodically ordered the destruction of the trulli so as not to reveal any inhabitant in the area.
And then the uniqueness of telling my experience of working with trullari to understand their secrets. Approximately 2 km tour, comfortable shoes and a lot of curiosity in the mind to discover at every turn the charm of a fairytale country and the mythical secret, why not, of the Pasqualino sandwich.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazza Re Ferdinando IV di Borbone, 3...
    Piazza Re Ferdinando IV di Borbone, 3, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
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    I'll be at the red bench that stands in front of the entrance to the Casa d'Amore, I'm almost 2 meters tall with no hair and a French goatee.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Casa D'Amore
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Chiesa Sant'Antonio di Padova
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Trullo Siamese
  • 4
    Outside visit
    May 27 Square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Chiesa Oratorio SS.Sacramento S.Lucia compatrona
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Via Giuseppe Verdi
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Via Duca degli Abruzzi

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Angela 27 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Amazing tour! We went to all the most iconic places from Alberobello Thank you
Vanasco 25 Sep 2023
Santa Fe

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
El tour muy interesante y lo mejor que pudimos ingresar a un Trullo caracterizado como de época
Fernanda 23 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Narelle 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Eusto was a fabulous tour guide making the experience one to remember! Grazie Eusto Nicola & Narelle
Julie 11 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
A great way to learn about the Trullus
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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