When is the best time to visit Alberobello?

Want to know the best time to visit Alberobello, Italy? Having visited this lovely town multiple times (most recently in 2023), I can advise you on when is a good time to visit Alberobello, when to avoid the crowds and when to experience the best weather.

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Alberobello introduction.

Alberobello is a small town located in the Puglia region of Italy. It is known for its unique trulli houses, which are traditional dry stone huts with conical rooftops. There are plenty of things to do in Alberobello and the Puglia region as a whole.

In a hurry? Here are some quick Alberobello links.

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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Best time to visit Alberobello.

When considering the best time to visit Alberobello, there are two things to consider: weather and tourists. I’ll talk about both in more detail further down in this post, but in summary:

If you don’t mind crowds of tourists and you want the best weather:

If you don’t mind crowds of tourists and you want the best weather, visiting Alberobello in July is the best time to experience its unique trulli houses. With long days and sunny weather, this season is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities. From April to June, you’ll find good weather with temperatures rising up as high as 24°C (75°F). September – October are also warm months that start cooling down towards winter.

If you want to avoid crowds of tourists:

If you want to avoid crowds, plan your trip between April and May or September and October instead. Alberobello experiences its busiest periods during June to August when visitors flock here en masse.

January brings chillier weather with an average minimum of 5°C (41°F), while August is the hottest, reaching 33°C (91°F). November is wettest, so it’s best avoided if possible due to rain showers throughout the month.

Top tip – if you don’t mind the risk of rain, March is a great month to visit Alberobello. There are still tourists, but they all disappear after lunch and you can get the town pretty much to yourself in the afternoons (this is perfect for getting photos of Alberobello).

Weather conditions in Alberobello.

The climate in Alberobello follows the Mediterranean pattern of hot summers and mild winters. The average annual rainfall is 38.1 inches, mostly falling in November.

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Church of Saint Anthony of Padua

At the start of the year, temperatures tend to be quite low, averaging at 5°C (41°F). It’s wise to pack some extra layers if you’re going during this season, as temps can dip below zero at night.

April brings milder weather with highs reaching 19°C (66°F) while May sees slightly warmer conditions at 24°C(75°F).

June through August are Alberobello’s hottest months where temperatures can reach up to 35 °C (95 °F).

Humidity in Alberobello is quite high, usually at least 80% humidity, according to trusted climate website Weather And Climate.

Summary: In the summertime, from July to August, Alberobello is at its hottest and sunniest – an ideal time for a visit. For those looking for more mild weather conditions, April through June may be a better option.

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Trulli in Alberobello

Regardless of when you visit, make sure to pack accordingly by bringing comfortable clothing that is suitable for both hot days and cooler evenings throughout your stay in Alberobello. This way, you can ensure a pleasant experience no matter the season.

With that in mind, let us take a look at what activities are available during peak tourist season and how to avoid crowds when visiting Alberobello.

Further reading: Ultimate Puglia Travel Guide.

Tourist activities and crowds in Alberobello.

Alberobello is a popular tourist destination in the Apulia region of Italy, renowned for its trulli houses. June to August are peak months for tourism activity here and it can be difficult to find accommodation during this period.

You can also expect overcrowding when visiting important sites like Basilica dei Santi Cosma e Damiano and the other popular tourist attractions in Alberobello.

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Basilica of Saints Cosmas and Damian

To avoid large crowds, April, May, September and November are ideal times to visit Alberobello instead.

Walking tours around town provide an excellent way to explore the unique trulli houses that make up much of the landscape in Alberobello while also learning about their history and cultural significance.

During peak periods from June through August there will likely be more people on these tours than usual so if you’re looking for a quieter experience then consider coming at another time such as April or May when temperatures start warming up but before all the tourists arrive.

Further reading: Your Ultimate Guide to visiting Alberobello.

FAQs about the best time to visit Alberobello

Q: What is the best time to visit Alberobello?

A: The best time to visit Alberobello is during the months of April through October. The warm, pleasant climate creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors to explore the area’s many attractions and participate in cultural events. Additionally, this period offers plenty of cultural events such as music festivals, food fairs and markets that make a trip to Alberobello even more enjoyable.

To avoid crowds, visit in April, May, September or October. During these months there are also fewer crowds so you can enjoy your stay without having to battle with large numbers of tourists for space or services.

Q: How many days do you need in Alberobello?

A: It is possible to visit Alberobello in just a few hours, or half a day. However, to fully experience all the city has to offer, it’s recommended that visitors spend at least two days in Alberobello. The first day could be spent exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of trulli houses and discovering the quaint cobblestone streets of this historic town. On the second day, you can visit some nearby attractions such as Castellana Grotte or Polignano a Mare beach before ending your trip with a leisurely stroll through one of Alberobello’s many olive groves.

Further reading: Must See Sights: The 30 Best Places to Visit in Puglia.

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Q: Is it worth going to Alberobello?

A: Yes, it is worth going to Alberobello. Located in Italy’s Apulia region, Alberobello is home to unique trulli buildings and a culture of delicious food and outdoor activities for those seeking something different from their usual holiday.

The trulli buildings are remarkable and offer an insight into traditional Italian architecture, while the food and culture of the area provide plenty of interesting sights and experiences for visitors. Moreover, for those seeking a break from the usual holiday routine, there are numerous outdoor activities to partake in such as treks along hiking trails or venturing into nearby caves.

Further reading: 16 Amazing Things to do in Alberobello.

Q: What is the weather like in Alberobello in winter?

A: The winter weather in Alberobello is typically mild and wet. Daytime temperatures in Alberobello range from 6-10°C (43-50°F), while at night they tend to dip to 3-5°C (37-41°F). Rainfall is common throughout the season with an average of about 10 days per month receiving measurable precipitation. Snowfall does occur occasionally but it’s usually light and doesn’t last long on the ground. Wind speeds tend to be low, averaging 5 km/h (3 mph).

Q: Do I need a car for a trip in Puglia? 

A: Renting a car is highly recommended for a Puglia Italy trip, as it provides the flexibility to explore the region at your own pace and reach the more remote areas. It allows you to add multiple destinations to your Puglia trip itinerary and access the beautiful countryside and coastal areas with ease. I always use Discover Cars, which is a brilliant car comparison site.

It is possible to travel in Puglia using public transport, but it would take a lot longer.

Further reading: Ultimate Guide to Renting a Car in Puglia, Italy.

Best time to visit Alberobello: Conclusion.

Visiting Alberobello is an experience that no traveller should miss. The ideal period to journey to this gorgeous Italian town is during the temperate spring and autumn seasons, when it’s perfect for open-air pursuits such as trekking or taking a stroll through its picturesque streets.

Accommodation options range from camping sites to luxury hotels and trulli dwellings so you can choose one that suits your budget. There are plenty of things to do while visiting Alberobello including sightseeing, shopping, dining out or simply relaxing in one of the many cafes or restaurants around town.

Getting around Alberobello is easy thanks to public transport links and taxis available throughout the city centre which makes it convenient for tourists who want to explore all this historic Italian gem has to offer.

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

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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.

Further reading: My Stay in a Trulli House in Alberobello (Photos & Review).

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 is by location:


You might prefer to stay outside Alberobello. Puglia is a wonderful region with lots of towns to choose from. Read my guide to the best towns in Puglia before deciding which town is best for you.

Here are some booking links for each town. These links will get you the best prices on Booking.com.

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.

Further reading: 14 Beautiful Towns in Puglia, Italy.

Map of Alberobello

The Google map below shows the town of Alberobello, along with some of the key sites from 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. I will also a include a map showing hotels in Puglia in the next section

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.

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