Alberobello is a town in the province of Bari (BA) in the Italian region of Apulia (Puglia), Italy.
Alberobello is known as the Capital of the Trulli. The trullo is a fascinating architectural feature of Puglia, a building with a conical roof made without mortar. Alberobello has special status internationally – designated a UNESCO world heritage site – because its collection of some 1,500 trulli in an urban environment is unique.
Some of the trulli are now used for stores, restaurants, and lodging. But many are still inhabited by locals, who are very friendly to visitors.
As a world heritage site, Alberobello is a tourist attraction. Still, as it is less accessible from the tourist-heavy west coast, it is not overrun by tourists, and most tourists of Alberobello are Italians.
The town is the center of an annual pilgrimage to the Basilica dedicated to Cosma and Damiano’s martyr saints.
Get in to Alberobello
The easiest way to reach Alberobello is by train. At Bari Centrale station, which Trenitalia serves, look for signs to the Ferrovie Sud-Est, located within the same station.
The trip takes 1 hr 30 min and tickets are sold in the ticket office next to the platform for €4 each way. There are 15 daily connections (some direct, some via Putignano) from Monday-Saturday.
Be sure to stamp your ticket in the machines before boarding. Trenitalia does not run the regional train to Alberobello, and thus, rail passes are not accepted.
Alberobello can also be reached by car within an hour’s drive from either Bari or Brindisi airport.
There are also a few train connections to Taranto a day.
From the station, walk to the town center and follow signs to the Zona Monumentale Trulli (or use any online satellite map service to locate the dense trulli region on a map). The walk takes about 15 minutes.