Castellana Grotte: 16
Martina Franca: 14
Alberobello is situated in the heart of the Itria Valley and is known worldwide for its stone houses called "Trulli". Since 1996, this town is part of the "World Heritage List", as recognized by UNESCO. The origins of Alberobello date back to the fourteenth century when some contemporary accounts identify this place with the name of "Silva Alborelli". The foundation the original town was the work of Giangirolamo II Acquaviva of Aragon, Count of Conversano, said Guercio
of Puglia. He sent a group of farmers in this "Selva" to reclaim and cultivate it, and received in exchange for tithes. The constructions were to be built dry, without the use of mortar, in order to be easily dismantled. This would have allowed not to pay tribute to the Spanish Viceroy of the Kingdom of Naples. The historic center of Alberobello includes two districts "Aia piccola" and "Monti district". Do not miss: Il Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla, il Trullo Sovrano, Casa d'Amore, La Chiesa Trullo di Sant’Antonio, Basilica Santi Medici Cosma e Damiano.