Tours & Activities in Alberobello
The visit with Eusto-FYD among the alleys of Alberobello is not just a walk but a timeless experience, among fairy-tale alleys in search of the secrets of an ancient and unique construction technique developed by Apulian peasants on the basis of a construction method ancestral.
In fact, the trullo takes us back to an archaic, biblical era , but its dry construction technique was already known to the Mycenaeans in ancient Greece. Our visit touches the Aia Piccola and Monti districts. The former has remained frozen in time, with the people still living there. Then we visit a trullo from the inside and see the ancient threshing floor where the wheat was threshed and which is now a square. Then the casa d'Amore, the first house built using cement mortars.
And we move to the Monti district, richer in shops and crafts. The visit touches the Siamese trullo, it has two interpenetrating cones on which rests a curious legend that tells of a woman disputed between two brothers. Continuing on, you go up to the trulli church of Sant'Antonio , but not before having paid a visit to one of the many craftsmen who build miniature trulli.
The visit of Alberobello is an itinerary among the typical houses with conical roofs and is aimed at discovering their curiosities, construction secrets and history. T he oriental charm of the trulli, in a UNESCO site, explained by a real expert who makes you relive the peasant civilization that created them, between history and legend that in order to evade the taxes imposed by the Prammatica de Baronibus , the Count of Conversano Giangirolamo II periodically ordered the destruction of the trulli so as not to reveal any inhabitant in the area.
And then the uniqueness of telling my experience of working with trullari to understand their secrets. Approximately 2 km tour, comfortable shoes and a lot of curiosity in the mind to discover at every turn the charm of a fairytale country and the mythical secret, why not, of the Pasqualino sandwich.