AFTER lunch in Bari we travelled the short distance to the small town of Alberobello. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, it is famous for its collection of Trulli – traditional Apulian dry stone houses with conical roofs.
We were looking forward to this visit, but we were disappointed. The town, and in particular the Trulli area, is very commercialised. Every trullo seemed to have been converted into a souvenir shop promising a “panoramic viewing terrace.”
The irony of our disappointment, with tourist cameras in hand, was not lost on us. So we had a quick espresso in one of the trattoria, and headed off for our next overnight stop, at Matera.