Alberobello, Italy – A picture post card town full of Trulli homes

In the heel of Italy, in a region known as Puglia sits a small town that is unique in its construction.

“The trulli, typical limestone dwellings of Alberobello in the southern Italian region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of corbelled dry-stone construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region”.

These extraordinary homes now have UNESCO status which describes them as “These structures, dating from as early as the mid-14th century, characteristically feature pyramidal, domed, or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.”

Our arrival in Brindisi with friends was on time after flying Ryanair from Manchester.

Our car rental was arranged via who had organised the car with EcoVia. The staff at the counter were delightful, but those looking after the cars were rude, unhelpful and aggressive. Whilst the car over the week was fine, what we collected had obviously been involved in an accident with body work damaged with scrapes, dents, scratches and cracked lenses glued together. Whilst the others in our group were outraged I took the view that the interior of the car appeared fine and our photos and videos of the exterior made it easier to deny we had damaged the car on its return.

The roads were well maintained with far less pot holes than we have in the UK.

When we arrived in Alberobello we were met by lovely Francesca who guided us to our accommodation, assuring us that the ZTL was not functioning despite the signs and camera.

We spent three nights here in a luxury Trulli home owned and run by Hermanas Relais. We booked it via

The home consisted of a lounge/dining area, kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also had an private exterior area to relax in.

Whilst this was to be our base for the next few days, Alberobello was a charming place which we explored on foot.