Alberobello, in the region of Puglia in Southern Italy, is a strange and picturesque destination, which is becoming an important fixture on travel itineraries, as well as independent travelers. The small town has been included in the UNESCO world heritage site. Looking like igloos, constructed out of pure stone, the beehive-shape structures, have origins that dates back to the 15th century and maybe older. You can not find trulli nowhere else in the world When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A piece of medieval military architecture, the Islamic and the European Cistercian Gothic.
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Stop At: I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site, Alberobello Italy
Alberobello is a place to visit, above all because of the trulli, made of the local stone. Trulli is a word that derives from the Greek "tholos" (trans: "dome"), the typical shape of the buildings. Each whitewashed "trullo" is built with a lime or cement, and it is a piece of furniture that is connected to the kitchen and other rooms. The Trulli were strategically built to throw off the government to hide under the law and evade taxes, so they were meant to look like an uninhabited settlement. For this reason, the Trulls were built without mortar so they could easily be disassembled quickly if needed. Alberobello than anywhere else (more than 1000) and because of this town is now a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Castel del Monte, Strada Statale 170, 76125, Andria Italy
This is an enigmatic octagonal fortress, built by Frederick II in the first half of the 13th century, has puzzled historians and researchers for centuries. A room in a seemingly illogical sequence, through eight towers around a central courtyard. Umberto Eco, used as inspiration for the riddles in The Name of the Rose. Considered as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 3 hours
Duration:12 to 13 hours
Commences in:Alberobello, Italy
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