Alberobello, means the “Beautiful Tree”.
Been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage since 1996, Alberobello is a loved destination for many locals and visitors. The most impressive thing about this town is its characteristic stone houses located in the old town.
It is said that the houses were constructed that way because king Ferdinand I of Aragon forbade the peasants to build permanent houses, so they used stones without adding mortar to their constructions, in order to demolish team, if needed!
Of course, this lovely town is much more than these peculiar houses.
Do not miss the chance to see the beautiful churches of the town: the church of Sant’Antonio and the the Basilica of Medical Saints Cosma and Damiano are the most important religious sites of the area!
If you visit Alberobello in September, make sure that you stay for the Patronal Feast dedicated to Santo Cosma and Damiano.