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Alberobello: 2-Hour Guided Trulli Tour

1. 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: History Walking Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

2. Alberobello: History Walking Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

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: 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's Trulli: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. 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.

Bari: Guided Alberobello Trip

5. 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.

Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

6. Tour & Transfer from Bari to Alberobello & Matera

Start your day by meeting your driver in the center of Bari before departing by minivan for your full day tour. After a short, scenic drive you will reach Alberobello and Matera. During your time in Alberobello, a Unesco site since 1996, you will have plenty of time to walk through the city and discover the exciting cultural curiosities this fascinating place possesses. This city contains an abundance of Trulli, a typical rural stone architectural structure with a conical roof. Whilst here, you can visit both the Rioni districts - Rione Aia piccola and Rione Monti. Whilst doing so, be sure to visit the large trullo church and shops.  After Alberobello, you will leave for Matera, a fellow Unesco site and also the European capital of culture. Here, you will meet your qualified tour guide before starting your pleasant stroll through this ancient city carved into rock. Here, the inhabitants lived in caves until the beginning of the XX Century. The historic center is characterized by narrow streets where there are cave houses that you can visit independently. You will visit the cathedral that overlooks the splendid panorama of the Murgia Materana park. Once your time in Matera is up, you will return comfortably to Bari. 

Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

7. Locorotondo: 1.5-Hour Walking Tour

Stroll through Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, on this 1.5-hour tour. Meet your local guide in Piazza Aldo Moro in the historic center of the town. This area is characterized by white houses built in local stone and arranged in a circle, alleys decorated with flowers, and balconies overlooking the Valle d’Itria. From your vantage point, you'll get glimpses of the villages of Cisternino and Martina Franca. During the walk, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the church of San Giorgio, the Saint Patron, and the beautiful clock tower.

From Bari: Alberobello Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

8. From Bari: Alberobello Half-Day Trip with Guided Tour

Pick-up from Bari to reach Alberobello. Meet your friendly guide in Largo Martellotta, then set out for a 2-hour 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. Free lunch and Go back to Bari.

Gioia del Colle: Private 2-Hour Treasure of Antiquity Tour

9. Gioia del Colle: Private 2-Hour Treasure of Antiquity Tour

Begin your guided tour of Gioia del Colle from the historic center. Walk through the many arches that served as entrances to the courts of noble palaces. Visit the Mother Church dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, repeatedly altered over the centuries. After the historical center, the guided tour will introduce the majestic Norman-Swabian castle, symbol of the city, inside which the National Archaeological Museum is kept. Enjoy this treasure chest of finds from the excavations carried out on Mount Sannace and its hinterland.  The funerary objects and ornamental objects from the 5th to the 3rd century BC exhibited in the rooms include decorated vases and weapons, metal fibulae, and terracotta figurines that tell the habits and customs of one of the largest peucete communities. Inside the castle visit the "room of the oven" and descend into a small underground, used in ancient times as a prison.  See the wall on which two round shapes are carved, according to legend reproductions of the breasts of Bianca Lancia, lover and then probably wife of Frederick II of Swabia. The same Bianca Lancia gave birth to three important sons to the emperor: King Manfredi, Violante, and Constance. On the first floor, you can also visit the Sala del Trono, made famous for the shooting of the film "Tale of Tales."

Private Tour of Conversano: Discover Ancient Norba

10. Private Tour of Conversano: Discover Ancient Norba

Begin your tour by exploring a magnificent Norman castle that showcases many reception rooms where nobles would have received guests. This is also the stately wedding venue of Count Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d'Aragona. You will admire 17th century paintings by Paolo Finoglio such as, La Gerusalemme Liberata. Next, you will wander through the Convent of San Benedetto di Conversano, which is dedicated to the Saint of Norcia. The convent is overlooked by an elegant baroque bell tower and the medieval cloister offers a breathtaking view of the seven Romanesque triple-gates. Also housed in the Convent is the important archaeological section of the civic museum. Showcasing artifacts from prehistory to the Roman age: paleolithic flints and lithic tools coming from the caves of Conversano and Monopoli. Admire the Apulian Romanesque style Catherdral of Conversano, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, it has an elegant facade with a 15th century rose window. The interior preserves three naves that display beautiful motifs on the Byzantine-inspired columns. Despite the fire of 1911 that destroyed most of the works, the Cathedral still preserves a large fresco of the Pisan school, a wooden crucifix and the icon of the Madonna della Fonte, the patron saint of Conversano.

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What people are saying about Alberobello

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Our day trip was great, we were brought to alberobello in a very comfortable minivan with AC. Our driver was Conny. The journey there and back was great. The walking tour in alberobello was great. Our guide was Giusy, she brought us through alberobello and explained the history of the trullis. We got to visit the garden of a resident who owned a trulli, which was a nice touch. We visited the trulli church, where giusy explained the frescos, all before heading to a local shop to taste olive oil and taralli. We ended up buying a few things there too! We had about an hour of free time to wander alberobello on our own, before being picked up and brought back to matera. Thank you for the great trip!

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.

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.