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Alberobello

Welcome to Italy in Photos and experience the enchanting allure of Alberobello, as Italy in Photos unlocks one of the gems of Italy: -Alberobello is a small town in the Apulia region of southern Italy, known for its unique trulli buildings. Trulli are round houses with conical roofs made of limestone tiles, that date back to the 15th century. They were originally built as temporary shelters that could be easily dismantled to avoid taxes. Alberobello has more than a thousand trulli, divided into two districts: Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola. The town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996 and a member of the association of The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy. Alberobello is a fairy tale village that attracts many tourists who want to admire its architecture, history, and culture

Via Monte S. Gabriele is a street in Alberobello which runs from Via Bosco Selva to Largo Martellotta. (Photo 1) – Via Duca D’Aosta is a street in Alberobello which runs from Via Monte S. Gabriele to Via Monte S. Michele. (Photos 2-3) – Via Monte S. Michele is a street in Alberobello which runs from Largo Martellotta to Piazza Gabriele D’Annunzio. (Photos 4-20-22-21-23-24) – Piazza Gabriele D’Annunzio is a square in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the Rione Aia Piccola district, where you can see many trulli, the typical conical-roofed houses of the town. The square is named after Gabriele D’Annunzio, a famous Italian poet, writer, and nationalist who lived in the late 19th and early 20th century. The square is also home to some attractions and businesses, such as the Trulli e Puglia Wine Bar, a cozy and elegant place where you can taste and buy local wines, cheeses, and other products from Puglia. You can also enjoy live music and cultural events in the evening. (Photos 5-6-7-8-9-17-18-19) – Via Monte Pertica is a street in Alberobello which runs from Piazza Gabriele D’Annunzio to Via Cadore. (Photoss 10-11) – Parrocchia di Sant’Antonio di Padova is a church in Alberobello, Italy, that is built in the style of a trullo, the typical conical-roofed house of the town. The church was founded in 1945 by Don Antonio Lippolis, who wanted to create a place of worship for the people living in the Rione Monti district, where most of the trulli are located1. The church was designed by engineer Signorile Bianchi and constructed in only 14 months. The church has a circular plan with a large dome and a smaller one on top of it. The interior is decorated with paintings, statues, and stained glass windows that depict scenes from the life of Saint Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of the church. The church also has a bell tower and a small museum that displays historical and religious artifacts. (Photos 12-13)

Via Cadore is a street in Alberobello which runs from Via Isonzo to Via Don Francesco Gigante. (Photo 14) – Villa Don Giacomo Donnaloja parroco guanelliano is a public park in Alberobello, Italy, that is named after Don Giacomo Donnaloja, a priest who belonged to the Guanellian order. The park is located across the street from the Parrocchia di Sant’Antonio di Padova, a church that is built in the shape of a trullo, the typical conical-roofed house of Alberobello. The park was renovated in 2013 to include lighting, wide pedestrian walkways, benches, picnic tables and playgrounds. It is also handicapped accessible1. The park is a nice place to relax and enjoy the greenery and the view of the trulli.  (Photos 15-16)

Largo Martellotta is a tourist attraction in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the historic center of the town, where you can see many trulli, the typical conical-roofed houses of the region. Largo Martellotta is a small square that has several shops and restaurants that offer local products and specialties. You can also see some interesting trulli, such as the Casa d’Amore, the first trullo built with mortar, and the Ulivo delle Colline di Gerusalemme, an ancient olive tree that symbolizes peace and harmony. Largo Martellotta. (Photos 25-26-27-28) – Piazza del Popolo is a square in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the historic center of the town, The square is named after the people (popolo) who fought for their independence and recognition as a town in the 18th century. The square is also home to the Palazzo Comunale, the municipal building that houses the local police station and a youth information center. The building was built in the mid-1800s and dedicated in 1863. On the façade, there is a plaque that commemorates the resistance fight against Nazi oppression in 1942. The square is a lively and central place where you can find shops, cafes, restaurants, and events. (Photos 29-30) – Piazza Giangirolamo is a square in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the historic center of the town. The square is named after Count Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d’Aragona, who founded Alberobello in the 17th century and allowed the peasants to build their houses with dry stones to avoid paying taxes to the king. (Photo 31) – Chiesa Rettoria Succursale Oratorio del SS.Sacramento e S.Lucia compatrona is a church in Alberobello, Italy, that is dedicated to the Holy Sacrament and Saint Lucia, the co-patron saint of the town. The church is located in the Rione Aia Piccola district. The church was built in the 18th century and has a simple and elegant façade with a single portal and a rose window. The interior is decorated with paintings, statues, and frescoes that depict scenes from the life of Saint Lucia and the Eucharist. The church also has a small chapel that houses the relics of Saint Lucia, which are venerated by the faithful every year on December 13th, her feast day. (Photos 32-33)

Fontana di Santa Lucia (A.D.1996) is a fountain in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in Piazza Giangirolamo, a square that is home to the Tourist Information Office. The fountain was built in 1996 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the recognition of Alberobello as a town by King Charles III of Spain. The fountain has a circular basin with four jets of water and a central column that supports a statue of Saint Lucia, the co-patron saint of Alberobello. The statue is made of bronze and depicts Saint Lucia holding a palm branch and a plate with her eyes, symbols of her martyrdom and faith. The fountain is a symbol of the devotion and gratitude of the people of Alberobello to Saint Lucia, who is believed to protect them from diseases and disasters. The fountain is also a popular meeting point and a place to enjoy the view of the trulli. (Photos 34-35) – Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a street in Alberobello, Italy, that is the main road that connects the two districts of Rione Monti and Rione Aia Piccola. The street is also known as the “trulli avenue” because of the many trulli that line both sides of the road. Some of the trulli are used as shops, restaurants, bars, and hotels that offer local products and services. You can also see some monuments and landmarks along the street, such as: The Monument to the Fallen, a memorial that honors the soldiers who died in the two world wars. The monument was built in 1926 and has a bronze statue of a soldier on top of a stone pedestal. The monument is located at the beginning of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, near Piazza del Popolo. – The Belvedere Terrace, a viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of the trulli and the surrounding countryside. The terrace is located at the end of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, near Piazza Giangirolamo. – The Trullo Siamese, a unique trullo that has two conjoined roofs and two entrances. The trullo was built in the 19th century and is now a museum that displays the history and culture of the trulli. Corso Vittorio Emanuele is a great street to walk along if you want to admire the beauty and charm of Alberobello. (Photos 36-37-38-39)

Corso Trieste e Trento is a street in Alberobello which runs from Viale Margherita to Corso Vittorio Emanuele. (Photo 40) – Via Cesare Battisti is a street in Alberobello which runs from Piazza Antonio Curri to Via E. Acquaviva. (Photo 41) – Piazza Antonio Curri is a square in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the Rione Monti district. The square is named after Antonio Curri, a local hero who fought for the independence and recognition of Alberobello in the 18th century. He led a revolt against the feudal lord who oppressed the people and demanded high taxes. He also negotiated with King Charles III of Spain to grant Alberobello the status of a royal town in 1797. The square is also home to some attractions and businesses, such as: The Trullo Church, a small church that is built in the shape of a trullo, with a single cone and a cross on top. The church was built in 1926 and dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua. The church has a simple and rustic interior with a wooden altar and a statue of Saint Anthony. – The Trullo Bar, a cozy and friendly place where you can enjoy a drink and a snack in a trullo. The bar offers local wines, beers, and spirits, as well as coffee, tea, and pastries. You can also listen to music and chat with the locals. – The Trullo Shop, a shop that sells souvenirs and handicrafts made by local artisans. You can find trulli models, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, and more. You can also learn about the history and culture of the trulli from the shop owners. (Photo 42)

The Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Alberobello was built in 1885 and is located in Piazza Antonio Curri. It contains the relics of Saints Cosmas and Damian, patrons of Alberobello. They are very revered by the Catholic Church, so the Church in Alberobello was given the title of Minor Basilica. Saints Cosmas and Damian were two brothers who lived in the 3rd century and practiced medicine in Syria. They were Christians who healed people for free and refused to worship the Roman gods. They were arrested and tortured by the emperor Diocletian, who ordered them to be beheaded. The inhabitants of Alberobello hold a solemn procession every year on September 27 in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damian. Their veneration began in the 18th century. These days thousands of believers come to Alberobello from all over the country.(Photos 43-44-45) – Via del Gesù is a street in Alberobello which runs from Via Olmo to Piazza Sacramento. (Photo 46) –  Piazza XI Febbraio is a square in Alberobello, Italy, that is located in the Rione Monti district. The square is named after the date of February 11th, 1797, when King Charles III of Spain granted Alberobello the status of a royal town, freeing it from the feudal lord who oppressed the people and demanded high taxes. (Photos 47-48)

Alberobello Cusine:- Alberobello is a town in the region of Puglia, southern Italy, that has a special cuisine that reflects its history and culture. Some of the dishes that are typical of Alberobello are:- Focaccia di Alberobello:- a flatbread that is made with flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil. The dough is stretched and baked in a wood-fired oven, then topped with cherry tomatoes, olives, oregano, and salt. The focaccia is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and has a delicious aroma and flavor. – Tiella di patate e riso:- a baked dish that is made with potatoes, rice, mussels, onions, parsley, cheese, and breadcrumbs. The ingredients are layered in a baking dish and cooked in the oven until golden and bubbly. The tiella is a hearty and tasty dish that is perfect for cold days. Cartellate:- a dessert that is made with flour, eggs, white wine, and olive oil. The dough is rolled out and cut into strips, then shaped into spirals or roses. The cartellate are fried in hot oil until golden and crisp, then dipped in honey or vincotto, a sweet wine syrup. The cartellate are crunchy and sweet, and are traditionally eaten during Christmas time.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 in Alberobello – Via Monte S. Gabriele to Via Monte S. Michele
Approximately 0.88 km –  0.55 miles

The Walk starts in – Via Monte S. Gabriele – Via Duca D’Aosta – Via Monte S. Michele – Piazza Gabriele D’Annunzio – Via Monte Pertica – Piazza Canonico Don Antonio – Parrocchia di Sant’Antonio di Padova, Piazza Canonico Don Antonio – Via Cadore – Villa Don Giacomo Donnaloja parroco guanelliano – Via Monte Pertica – Piazza Gabriele D’Annunzio – Via Monte S. Michele

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 in Alberobello – Largo Martellotta to Via del Gesù
Approximately 0.58 km – 0.36 miles

The walk starts  in – Largo Martellotta – Via Brigata Regina – Piazza del Popolo – Piazza Giangirolamo – Chiesa Rettoria Succursale Oratorio del SS.Sacramento e S.Lucia compatrona – Fontana di Santa Lucia (A.D.1996), Piazza Giangirolamo – Belvedere-Balconata-Terazza-Balcone di Santa Lucia, Via Contessa – Corso Vittorio Emanuele – Corso Trieste e Trento – Via Cesare Battisti – Piazza Antonio Curri – Chiesa Matrice Basilica minore Pontificia Santuario Parrocchia SS.Medici Cosma e Damiano, Piazza Antonio Curri – Piazza XI Febbraio – Via del Gesù – Piazza Sacramento – Via del Gesù