Nonno currently lives in Italy and will be sharing information with all of us!
Alberobello is in Puglia, Italy, in the south, on the heel part of the country, it is a special UNESCO village.
It is a famous and special village because of
its houses called Trulli.
Only one house is called a Trullo,
more than one house and they are called Trulli.
Because the kinds of stones in Puglia are very
flat they fit together easily. In old times
they were found in the fields and used to build
Trulli and rock walls around the fields.
The Trulli were built many years ago and were built without mortar or anything holding the stones together. Does this remind you of any kind of a toy?
One story is that they were built this way in case the king wanted to look at them and then tax them. When the people heard the king was coming they would take the houses apart so he would just see a pile of stones.
rocks and dirt between the walls. This keeps
them warmer in winter and cooler in summer. No AC, electrify or toilets in a Trullo.
The roof is also built the same way with an
inside and outside.
They have the funny shape with a round main floor and a roof that looks like an upside down ice cream cone. They painted the walls white.
Sometimes they painted designs on the roof.
They also have different tops called pinnacles.
In Alberobello some of the Trulli are used for shops
and restaurants selling things to tourists.
Some Trulli still have people living in them.
Some people now build vacation houses that look
like the old Trulli. I bet they have AC, electricity, and toilets.
How is this village different from your
neighborhood? Would you want to live in a
I think I know about a house near your school
that is different than normal houses in
your community. Do you know where it is and what it is called?