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The Trulli of Alberobello 9/9/2015 •

The Trulli of Alberobello

Alberobello is a small town in Apulia, an Italian region situated at the South East of the Apennine peninsula. This town is famous for its unusual houses called trulli.


The dwellings are really unique and extraordinary: you won't be able to find something similar in other places of the planet. All these houses have been designated the world heritage by UNESCO in 1996.

There are approximately 15 hundred houses in the town and the oldest ones were built about 5 hundred years ago.

The houses are unique not only due to the exterior, but also to the unusual way of their construction. Trulli dwellings are made of stone blocks without any binders such as clay or concrete and they can be easily destroyed by pulling out a special "key" stone located at the base of the roof.

Actually, we should be grateful to the Spanish for the appearance of these houses. The thing is that during Spanish dominance over this region, local people were allowed to erect only houses that could be easily torn down.

Tourists visiting trulli 'Sovrano' may see the inside of the dwelling for 1.5 euro.

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19 Comments
Patricia Vesseo
Patricia Vesseo
Very unique. I would love to see the inside of one.
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Sep 9, 2015 9:49PM
Caitlin Lee Belton
Caitlin Lee Belton
Have been there. They are really picturesque .
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Sep 9, 2015 9:53PM
CharlesB
Don't know that i'd trust a stone house to live in if you can be destroyed by pulling 1 block out. but they DO look Cool
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Sep 9, 2015 10:56PM
Danny More
Danny More
WOW! Very cool. Would love to see the inside of one...
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Sep 9, 2015 10:58PM
neicy
Show me the inside
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Sep 9, 2015 11:05PM
Donna Head
Donna Head
explain more about how and why how be destroyed by pulling out key in base of roof!
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Sep 10, 2015 12:24AM
Iyabo Bascom
Iyabo Bascom
And how!
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Sep 10, 2015 12:53AM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
It's called a "Key Stone", Same as used in the "Roman Arch" and is Wedge shaped. Remove the "Key Stone" and the Arch (Dome) will collasp from top down.
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Sep 10, 2015 1:37AM
James Vetzel
James Vetzel
Go to National Geographic.com
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Sep 10, 2015 1:37AM
Carol Schulke-Smirh
Carol Schulke-Smirh
Do not like the homed
0
Sep 10, 2015 8:03AM

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