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Alberobello: 1,5 Walking Tour

1. Alberobello: 1,5 Walking Tour

The tour will start with a beautiful view from the Belvedere terrace, introducing the interesting history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue your visit of the two districts Aia Piccola and Rione Monti, where you can admire the typical houses with their unique architecture. Walking among "trulli" and little alleys, you'll reach the trullo-shaped Church of San Antonio. Finish off the tour with a visit to a local's home, where you will get the chance to taste typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil.

Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

2. Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

After meeting your guide, set out for a sightseeing tour of Alberobello. Follow your guide into the historical center of Rione Monti, which boasts over 1,000 iconic Trulli buildings. Marvel at the unique architecture of these fascinating buildings while learning about their history and significance. Continue the tour with a visit to Rione Aia Piccola, an area that best represents the ancient medieval village where you can stop at the viewpoint to take some beautiful pictures. Your journey ends at the highest point of the city where the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua is located. Notice the similarities between the church and the Trulli buildings and soak up the historical atmosphere of the site as you listen to your guide’s tales and anecdotes.

Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

3. Alberobello: Walking Food Tour

Embark on a guided culinary tour of the city of Alberobello, famous for its picturesque UNESCO-listed whitewashed stone huts. Meet your local guide on Via Indipendenza and begin your journey through one of Puglia's most important locations.  Head up to a viewpoint to admire panoramic views over the entire city before enjoying a stroll through the alleyways of Alberobello's historic districts. Here, marvel at the curious architecture of the Trulli and visit the iconic Trullo church. During your tour, you will stop at regular intervals to sample some of the city's famed food specialties. Sample local products such as primitive wine, cured meat, and cheeses, including the delicious burrata and pecorino.

Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Alberobello: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

5. Alberobello's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

You tour begins at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aia Piccola, found  in the heart of the city of the trulli. Trulli are traditional houses built entirely of stone without mortar or cement. Every year, thousands of tourists come to see this ancient city and its relics of rural life. Tour the historical center of the city and follow the narrow streets through the neighborhoods of Aia Piccola and Monti. Visit the ancient church of St. Anthony, the only trullo-shaped church in the world, opened to the public in June 1927. Inside of the Sovereign Trullo (housed in the museum), find decor typical to the 20th century, and discover why it was declared an Italian national monument in 1923.

Alberobello: UNESCO Guided Walking Tour & Sightseeing

6. Alberobello: UNESCO Guided Walking Tour & Sightseeing

Alberobello guided tour will start from the Aia Piccola, UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the heart of the town of the trulli. Trulli are traditional houses built entirely of stone without mortar or cement. Every year thousands of tourists can see the old city and visit the trulli with the tools of rural life in the early 1900s. The visit will take place in the historic center through a path in the narrow streets of the historic center, with a visit to the trulli and neighborhoods of Aia Piccola and Monti. You will visit the ancient church of St. Anthony, the only church in the world to the shape of trullo, opened to the public in June 1927. You'll find the inside of the Sovereign Trullo (housed in the museum) where you can see the decor typical start of the century 1900s. Declared a italian national monument in 1923, was so named because it houses the Blessed Sacrament and the relics of St. Cosmas and Damian, the patron saints of the city. During the visit will visit the local craft shops with shopping and a relaxing break.

Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

7. Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

Take a day to explore Alberobello, a small town famous for its trullo buildings, a truly unique sight in Italy.  Your tour will begin from Bari, where your driver will pick up you at the organized meeting point. Following this, a licensed tour guide will greet you in Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1996. If you book the private option, you'll enjoy a driver and tour guide for your group only throughout the excursion. Alberobello truly is one of a kind, due to the notable presence of typical conical stone buildings which people still inhabit to this day. Your guide will show you the Rione Aia Piccola and the Rione Monti, the two most important neighborhoods of the town. Here, you will have the opportunity to visit the Trullo Museum and an authentic stone house, and to enjoy a tasting of a traditional wine. Before leaving the town, you'll have time for a walk through the charismatic streets, where there are small shops filled with souvenirs and typical local products. The driver will wait for you and will take you back to Bari at the end of the day.

Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Alberobello: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor, accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test.  You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Taste everything you have prepared with a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Alberobello: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

9. Alberobello: Market Tour, Home Cooking Class and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Alberobello: Full–Day Private Trulli Historical Tour

10. Alberobello: Full–Day Private Trulli Historical Tour

After hotel or port pick–up, travel to Alberobello by minivan on this private tour. Walk through the quaint neighborhoods and side streets of Alberobello, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the famous trulli, and marvel at the interesting limestone dwellings composed without mortar. Learn how the thickness of the walls regulates the internal temperature, what the symbols painted on the cone–shaped roofs mean, and hear about the unique interior living spaces. Visit at your own leisure. Choose to visit some of the museums during your stay, enjoy tasting some of the local delicacies, like a Paqualino sandwich or a traditional gelato, or spend some time shopping, before you return to your hotel at approximately 6:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Alberobello

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 300 reviews

The trulli is such a unique structure and there's such a sense of history walking along the lanes. Very interesting to see how each was built and how all those years ago, inhabitants adapted their living conditions according to their needs. Hardly anyone loves in the trulli now, having moved to more modern accommodation only minutes away. That said, some have been converted to holiday accommodation. Our tour was at 4.30pm and there were no crowds so we were able to stop along the way to explore in more detail.

The two cities are worth it, the magnificent and very helpful guides. It was very hot and our guide Gianfranco, I don't remember if it was this name (forgive me) in Matera helped us at all times, and explained everything in great detail. In Alberobello, the driver Francesco guided us and even though I wasn't feeling well, he was great!

Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to speak with. He spoke great English and answered so many questions about Alberobello. We walked away from the tour with a good understanding of the history and current day of Alberobello. I’m so glad we went on this tour and would strongly recommend it to anyone considering it.

Milena was very thoughtful to text us the night before our tour to suggest that we start a bit earlier to miss the crowds and the heat of the day! We took great photos and had the town to ourselves.

I loved Milena. She was very acknowledgable abour every single fact in Alberobello. She took us to places that were not crowded and gave a lot of insights and reccomendations.