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The history of Alberobello


See in Alberobello
Alberobello is a tourism every year millions of visitors from all over the world. There are many monuments and places of historical, artistic and cultural to visit.
The route through which the narrow streets and discover the most beautiful corners of the Capital of the Trulli , as well as its monuments and museums, starts from the Belvedere Deck .
Here the visitor , enjoying a splendid view of the old town , dominated by conical roofs adorned by the mysterious symbols drawn with lime , he will immediately be in a unique city in the world.
The tour continues with a visit to the historic Aia Piccola , consisting of about 400 trulli , for the most part still used as dwellings . The name " threshing floor ," recalls a large open space that was formerly used for threshing grain.
In this district , a small haven of peace between white cloths and the friendliness of its inhabitants, with a little luck you can admire ladies who work the ground for the famous orecchiette dish on Sunday, and master trullari working stone, strictly hand , for the restoration of the trulli.
Aia Piccola , we also encounter the Museum of the Old Gods and the New crafts , where you can admire the tools and instruments of the artisan culture of our land and the Oil Museum . Here, an old mill and old tools of peasant culture , form the backdrop to a pleasant tasting of extra virgin olive oil, our gold , and typical products .
At the end of the tasting , continue on to Piazza XXVII Maggio (day of the liberation of the " Selva " from the feudal vassalage ) , on which is located the Museum of the Territory. Next we come to the Casa D'Amore : UNESCO World Heritage monument was erected immediately after the issuance of the Royal Decree by which Alberobello was freed from feudal vassalage . It is the first house built with the use of mortar and without the classical shape of a trullo . It is currently home to several cultural activities.
It comes to the Minor Basilica dedicated to the Saints Cosma and Damian, patrons of the city , one of the most venerated saints in Puglia. In neoclassical style, was designed by the architect Antonio Curri . Behind the church , is located on the Sovereign Trullo , which is the most advanced example of trullo on two floors , in which, among fireplaces, kitchen tools and frames, you can still feel the atmosphere of the past.
The tour ends in the historic district of Monti , which has more than 1,000 trulli in seven different ways of incomparable beauty. Here the visitor will be attracted by the skill of the many craftsmen who enliven their shops till late at night the neighborhood.
The tour ends with a visit to the Church of St. Anthony located on top of Rione Monti and built on the initiative of the priest Antonio Lippolis and thanks to the donations of the inhabitants of Alberobello . Its unique shape makes it unique trulli in the world.