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Trullo in Alberobello: photo description (Trullo)

A Trullo is a peasant dwellings of rough-hewn blocks of limestone, built in a unique way - using dry masonry. Differ Trullo also for its pyramidal, domed or conical roofs. Moreover, there are R males and R females: male Trullo there is a domes - pinacola. By the way, the name "Trullo" comes from the Latin word "trolla", which means "dome". Such construction technology is used in Puglia so far, although to build a Trullo prohibited. All such buildings, the first mention of which date to the 11th century, there are about 20 thousand!

In Alberobello in a Trullo today are not only houses, but shops, restaurants, hotels, and even religious institutions. Hospitable hosts are always happy to conduct visitors in their unique houses and tell the history of their appearance. According to legend, during the Spanish domination of the Apennine Peninsula the feudal lords had no right without the permission of the king to build on their land any major buildings. Trullo before the visit of the "inspection" can be easily dismantled with just three horses - aimed in different directions, they removed the stone from the base of the roof and the whole house was a pile of unremarkable rocks. Today Trullo has become fashionable to buy as a cottage or a summer residence.

The biggest Trullo Alberobello is the so-called Trullo Sovrano, built by the family of Perth in the mid-18th century. Today is the two-story building is a Museum, furnished in accordance with the tastes of the era. In the summer there are held various cultural events - theatre performances, concerts of small musical ensembles, evenings of culture and poetry, etc.

And between the quarter of Alberobello called AIA Piccola and Piazza del Popolo is the city's largest contiguous complex of Trulli, the oldest of which was built in the 18th century. This residential complex is called Casa Pezzolla on behalf of last owners. In 1986, the year it was purchased by the municipality of Alberobello and restored. Today it houses a Museum dedicated to the history, traditions and folklore.