4: Alberobello

As one travel toward Brindisi unusual and attractive features of the landscape, dotted about vineyards and olive groves, are circular stone buildings whose cone-shaped roofs are made of limestone slates beautifully packed together without mortar, like the dry-stone walls of Cumberland. These buildings are called trulli. Their origin, and also the origin of name, are unknown.

[…] The trullo achieves its metropolis in the town of Alberobello, where there are about two thousands of these buildings. There are regular streets of them where you can speak to the friendly inhabitants, who will gladly invite you to step inside to see their houses. Most of the buildings are circular, but the more important are rectangular, though even these retain the conical roof. A trullo may begin as one room, then as a family grows, or a man becomes prosperous, another trullo is added and sometimes you may see as many as five or six clustered and linked together, but each with its characteristic roof. The most sophisticated is a two-storey trullo which is known as a trullo sovrano.

H. V. Morton 1969: A Traveller in Southern Italy. S. 160-1.

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One Response to “4: Alberobello”
  1. sirokko kirjoitti:

    En tiedä mitä trulli tässä tapauksessa tarkoittaa, mutta trullien kylältä näyttää. Nuo on tosi hauskoja, olisipa kiva kun olisi tuommoinen talo, lisäisi vaan huoneita sitä mukaa kuin tarvitsisi, jokainen saisi sanoa asuvansa oman katon alla :) Onkos nuo katotkin kiveä, vähän siltä näyttää.. mietin vaan niitä yhtymäkohtia että falskaako sateella.

Sano toki jotain!