Looking for photos of Alberobello Italy? Scroll down to see 29 photos of this beautiful town in Puglia, South East Italy. I’ll provide some more information and travel tips at the bottom of the post, after the photos of Alberobello.

I have visited Alberobello several times as a solo traveller. Most of the photos in this post are from my most recent visit in March/April 2023. I have also travelled extensively throughout the Puglia region, so be sure to check out my Puglia posts if you are planning a trip to this region.

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Photos of Alberobello, Italy

a large group of white buildings with trees in the background.
an aerial view of a city with white buildings.
Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian
a row of thatched roof houses on a street, alberobello italy.
Trulli in Alberobello
a white building with a potted plant in front of it.
a white building with a black door and windows.
a bicycle with a bunch of flowers on it.
a trulli house in Puglia Italy with pink flowers.
A trulli house in Puglia Italy
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Alberobello Italy rooftops
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a street lined with white buildings with lights on them.
Italian sign against a white background
Alberobello wine bar
a person holding an ice cream cone in their hand.
a narrow street lined with potted flowers.
a large building with a clock tower on top of it in alberobello italy
Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian, Alberobello Italy
a large white building with a clock on it's side.
Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, Alberobello Italy
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Alberobello Italy

Alberobello is a small town in southern Italy, located in the province of Bari. It is known worldwide for its characteristic trulli structures, and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1996.

Further reading: Your Ultimate Guide to visiting Alberobello.

As a UNESCO world heritage site, Alberobello is a special place. It is known as the ‘Trulli of Puglia,’ and it is a small settlement built in the late 1400s by local farmers and shepherds. Its main features include the trulli homes – traditional Pyglian stone dwellings with conical roofs.

These unique constructions, made from limestone slabs without mortar, offer protection from the sun and rain while providing an efficient way to cool down during hot summer months. Some have been made into hotels – I stayed in a trulli in Apri 2023 and wrote a review about it.

The town is rich in culture and tradition, with many churches, bakeries, restaurants, and galleries. Visitors can wander through narrow cobbled streets lined with trulli, either in Rione Monti or the quieter Rione Aia Piccola district (the old town).

There are museums such as the Trullo Sovrano museum, and important religious buildings such as the Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian and the Saint Anthony church. There are also lots of unique souvenir shops and rooftop terraces in the monti district.

Further reading: 16 Amazing Things to do in Alberobello.

Alberobello is a popular place to go on a day trip, road trip or walking tour. There are lots of things to do in Alberobello, and it is worth considering when is the best time to visit Alberobello, to get the most out of your trip.

Today, Alberobello is a popular tourist destination with numerous attractions, including fantastic restaurants offering local specialties such as focaccia di Altamura and orecchiette pasta.

15 Best Alberobello Restaurants, Cafes, Pizzerias, Bakeries, Dairies and Wine Bars.

FAQs about Alberobello Italy

Q. Is Alberobello worth a visit?

A. Absolutely! Alberobello is a must-see destination in southern Italy, and it’s a great place to visit for its unique architecture, delicious food, and friendly locals. The trulli homes are especially impressive, with their conical shape and white limestone walls. You can tour the town and admire the trulli from close up or take an aerial view atop one of the hills. There are also plenty of interesting museums to explore such as the trulli museum or the Pezze di Greco Museum which documents local history.

The food in Alberobello is also excellent and there are many wonderful restaurants to choose from where you can sample traditional dishes from Puglia.

Further reading: Your Ultimate Guide to visiting Alberobello.

Q. How much time do you need in Alberobello?

A. Alberobello is a small town, so you don’t need an extended visit. You can see much of what this UNESCO-listed town has to offer in a few hours, or a half day trip. A walking tour could include visits to some of the local trulli homes and churches, as well as taking in views from one of the two public parks.

If you have more time, there are plenty of restaurants, shops and wineries where you can enjoy further experiences that Alberobello has to offer. In fact for such a small town, there are a lot of things to do in Alberobello. I recommend two days if you have the time, for a more leisurely experience (that would give you more time to try out the local restaurant scene too).

Q. What is Alberobello famous for?

A. Alberobello is most famously known for its unique trulli houses. Trulli are traditional limestone dwellings with a conical roof that were built in the 15th century by local farmers. These homes have become a symbol of Puglia and can be found throughout the city, some of which date back to the 1600s. Read about my stay in trulli here.

There are over 1,000 trulli houses in Alberobello, making it one of Italy’s most popular destinations for tourists. The town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 due to its historical significance as a trulli settlement.

a row of white houses with thatched roofs in alberobello italy.

Q. Can you stay in a Trulli?

A. Yes, you can stay in a Trullo when visiting Alberobello. (‘Trulli’ is the plural of ‘trullo’). I stayed in this one and it was lovely. Read my review here, or check prices of all Trulli accommodation on Booking.com here.

Trulli homes usually come equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay, such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi, TV, and fully-equipped kitchens. Plus, many of them also boast stunning views of the countryside or nearby towns.

Q. Is Alberobello touristy?

A. Alberobello can be quite touristy, depending on the time of your visit. There are crowds of tourists and bus loads arriving each day – but they don’t stay long, usually about 1.5 hours. I recommend visiting before or after the high season. It is also a good idea to try to visit early in the morning, or late afternoon after the crowds have left.

Don’t let the tourism put you off – Alberobello really is beautiful and you won’t want to miss it.

Related reading: The Best Time to Visit Alberobello.

Map of Alberobello

The Google map below shows Aberobello and all of the main sights, as listed in my post 16 things to do in Alberobello. Click the blue icons to see more information about each place, or click the star to add to your own Google Maps. 

Further reading: How to Get to Alberobello by Plane, Train, Bus and Car.

Where to stay in Alberobello

There is a wide selection of trulli hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs available for those wanting to experience this unique destination.

Here are my recommendations:

  • Trulli Terra Viva: huge amazing 5 star villa with swimming pool for a large family, sleeps 14. Rarely have I ever seen a 10/10 rating on Booking.com before! This would be perfect for a large family, check prices here.

There are lots of different types of properties to choose from. You can check the current prices and availability for all properties in Alberobello on Booking.com here.

You can also use this map to see where accommodation by location:


Quick hotel links for Puglia

If you want to stay in one of bigger cities outside Alberobello, here are some hotel booking links for towns in the surrounding area. These links will get you best rate on Booking.com today.

Book hotels in Alberobello | Book hotels in Bari | Book hotels in Brindisi | Book hotels in Cisternino | Book hotels in Gallipoli | Book hotels in Lecce | Book hotels in Locorotondo | Book hotels in Martina Franca | Book hotels in Matera | Book hotels in Monopoli | Book hotels in Ostuni | Book hotels in Otranto | Book hotels in Polignano a Mare | Book hotels in Trani | See all hotels in Puglia.

Read my guide to the best towns in Puglia for more information.

Further reading: 14 Beautiful Towns in Puglia, Italy.

Travel advice for your trip to Puglia

For more in depth travel advice for your trip to the Puglia region of Italy, please see my main Puglia Travel Guide. This guide contains information on things like currency, weather, best time to visit Puglia, tourist seasons, safety and general travel advice for the region.

It also contains a list of every Puglia post I have published, all in one place.

Further reading: Ultimate Puglia Travel Guide.

Climate and tourist seasons in Puglia

Puglia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Tourist season peaks in summer, while spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds. The longest beach season lasts from May to September, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18-25°C (64-77°F) and nighttime temperatures around 15-20°C (59-68°F).

Winters are mild, ranging from 7-14°C (45-57°F), and snow is rare but possible in higher areas. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, with autumn experiencing the heaviest precipitation. Many hotels in Puglia close during the winter months (November to February), and rates may be higher due to limited availability, so it’s best to check with individual hotels for winter hours of operation.

Getting around in Puglia

Puglia offers great opportunities for exploration by car, which is the preferred choice for many tourists. Renting a car from Discover Cars at Bari airport allows you to easily navigate the region and visit multiple destinations in a day. See my Ultimate Guide to Renting a Car in Puglia, Italy for more advice.

Further reading: Hazel’s Guide to Driving in Puglia, Italy.

Alternatively, train travel provides an affordable option, although it may not be as accessible as driving. The main railway connects major towns in Puglia, while buses offer regular services between cities and towns.

Boat trips along the picturesque coastline, visiting charming fishing villages and impressive harbor towns like Gallipoli and Otranto, offer an even more scenic experience.

Further reading: 14 Beautiful Towns in Puglia, Italy.

Currency in Italy

Currency in Italy is the Euro (€ EUR), available in both paper notes and coins. Coins range from 5 cents to 500 euros. Credit cards are widely used. Italy has ATMs called ‘Bancomat,’ similar to those in the UK or USA, providing convenient cash access. Cash is generally preferred, although some places accept card payments. Banks operate from 08:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.

Further reading: 10 Excellent Books and Novels Based in Puglia, Italy.

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