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“Valle D’Itria”: a wonderful land just next to Salento. Things to see in: Alberobello

30 Gen

Divided between the provinces of Bari, Taranto and Brindisi, the Itria Valley is a portion of central Puglia, whose peculiarities are: the trulli, typical cone-shaped stone houses, and the rural landscape, characterized by the use of local stone used to build dry stone walls. The most beautiful villages are: Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca and Cisternino.

Alberobello

Thanks to the impressive expanse of trulli of which they are the symbol, Alberobello has been recognized as a World Heritage Site since 1996.

Immersed in the heart of the Murgia, at 50 km from Bari, the village of Alberobello is unique in the world thanks to the dry stone houses, whitewashed with quicklime and with a cone-shaped roof, built with exposed stone. Crosses, pierced hearts and zodiac symbols decorate the roof of each trullo, which still retains its mystery intact today.

The old town is a maze of winding alleys and characteristic squares that intertwine in the Rione Monti, where the “Siamese trulli” stand out, with their original two-cone roof, the Church of Sant’Antonio and the Trullo Sovrano. Do not miss the Museum of the Territory, housed in a complex of communicating trulli, and the House of Love, today a precious tourist information point, the first building in the entire town built with lime and mortar.

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A due passi dal Salento, cosa vedere in Valle d’Itria: Alberobello

29 Gen
trulli, Alberobello

Divisa tra le province di Bari, Taranto e Brindisi, la Valle d’Itria è una porzione della Puglia centrale, la cui peculiarità sono: i trulli, tipiche abitazioni in pietra a forma di cono, e il paesaggio rurale, caratterizzato dall’uso della pietra locale utilizzata per costruire muri a secco. I borghi più belli sono: Ostuni, Alberobello, Martina Franca e Cisternino.

Alberobello

Grazie all’impressionante distesa di trulli di cui ne sono il simbolo per eccellenza, Alberobello è dal 1996 riconosciuta come Patrimonio Mondiale dell’Umanità

tipici trulli alberobello

Immersa nel cuore della Murgia, a 50 km da Bari, il borgo di Alberobello è unico in tutto il mondo grazie alle abitazioni in pietra a secco, imbiancate con calce viva e dal tetto a forma di cono, costruito con pietre a vista. Croci, cuori trafitti e simboli zodiacali decorano il tetto di ogni trullo, che conserva, ancora oggi, intatto il suo mistero.

trulli da lontano ad Alberobello

Il centro storico è un dedalo di viuzze tortuose e piazzette caratteristiche che s’intrecciano nel Rione Monti, dove si distinguono i “trulli siamesi”, dall’originale copertura a due coni, la Chiesa di Sant’Antonio e il Trullo Sovrano. Da non perdere il Museo del Territorio, ospitato in un complesso di trulli comunicanti, e la Casa d’Amore, oggi prezioso punto d’informazione turistica, primo edificio nell’intera cittadina costruito con calce e malta.

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Unesco World Heritage Site, Puglia’s wonderful sites

25 Apr

What have Alberobello, Castel Del Monte, Basilica of San Michele Arcangelo and Umbra Forest in common? Well, apart from the fact that they are all situated in Puglia, not everyone knows that the four locations are included in the Unesco list as a World Heritage Site.

The natural, cultural and historical beauty of Puglia is often under the eyes of the visitors who every year choose to spend their holiday here. But in this case, the uniqueness of the places is formally certified by Unesco. The identification, protection and transmission to the future generations of the cultural and natural heritage of the whole world are among the main missions of UNESCO. 

ALBEROBELLO – Inserted in the Unesco list since 1996, Alberobello is truly unique in the world for its cone-shaped buildings. These are ancient houses with a cone-shaped roof made with exposed stones, built with the “muretto a secco” technique and whitewashed with quicklime. Crosses, pierced hearts and zodiac symbols decorate the top of each trullo.

The Trulli of Alberobello

In the Rione Monti, about 1000 trulli wind through the narrow alleys, among which the “Siamese trulli” stand out, with their original two-cone roof, the Church of Sant’Antonio and the Trullo Sovrano. Do not miss the Territory Museum, housed in a complex of communicating trulli, and the House of Love, today a tourist information point, the first building in the entire town, built with lime and mortar.

CASTEL DEL MONTE – Full of symbolism and unique in its kind, the fortress, in the shape of an octagonal crown, is the expression of the eccentric genius of Frederick II of Swabia, who had it built in a Gothic and Norman style. It is now well known that the recurrence of the number 8, in the form of the rooms and in numerous details, is no a coincidence, which is why the Castle is considered by some to be an esoteric monument.

Located at 540 meters above sea level, on a gentle hill about 20 km from Andria, the manor offers a breathtaking view of the sunset. The fortress, included in the UNESCO list since 1996, was perhaps used as an astronomical observatory or an imposing hunting lodge.

BASILICA DI SAN MICHELE ARCANGELO – Kept within the small town of Monte Sant’Angelo in Foggia, the Basilica of San Michele is a precious testimony of Lombard art in Italy. A staircase carved into the rock leads to the “Grotta sacra”, the place where the Archangel appeared and today a famous pilgrimage destination.

In the Junno district, the oldest part of the village, you get lost in the alleys where you can breathe the scent of the tradition of the typical “stuffed hosts”: sweets stuffed with almonds and honey. Do not miss the visit to the Norman castle, residence of Frederick II, the Tomb of Rotari and the complex of San Francesco. While 8 km from the town, among dozens of hermitages carved into the rock, stands the Abbey of Santa Maria di Pulsano, perched on a spike overlooking the gulf.

UMBRA FOREST – In spite of the name, the beech woods of the Umbra forest, in the heart of the Gargano promontory, have nothing to do with the region of central Italy, but owe their name to the Latin derivation of “umbra”, that means dark and shady.

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In the Unesco list since 2017, the area of ​​beech forests, which extends for a perimeter of 399 hectares, is part of a natural heritage of high ecological, historical and cultural value: the majestic plants are among the oldest in Europe and reach a height of almost 50 meters. The site also boasts another prestigious recognition: the inclusion in the list of the five most beautiful woods in the world by the National Geographic magazine.

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