Trulli and masserie
These Apulian farms are the typical examples of rural architecture, and many date back to the sixteenth century.
They were originally used to store grain during the Spanish occupation, but today they are often cool and shady chic residences where one can stay and holiday.
Trulli are the epitome of Puglia and particularly of the Itria valley and they have a charming fairtytale appearance with their memorable, ancient pinnacles and conical roofs.
Internally, they can be as spacious as you like, but intimate too, and can be cleverly refurbished with twists and turns inside creating a really unique space. Sleeping in a trullo is an experience that you will never forget.
It’s not just in Alberobello, the capital of the trulli, but in all of the Apulian countryside where one can find these quirky little houses. The dry stone walls, with massive oak and olive trees make this part of the world truly unique.
HISTORIC HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE
Explore the seaside villages of the coast, or get lost in the small villages of the Itria Valley, full of lovely corners and whitewashed houses. Inside these ancient buildings you will find the most stunning stone barrel vaults and gorgeous original decorated tile flooring.
The heart of Puglia is full of beautiful historic centres (centri storici) to discover, some directly on the sea, others in the wonderful setting of the Apulian countryside: Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Locorotondo, Alberobello, Fasano, Cisternino, Ostuni, Castellana Grotte to name but a few.