Centro Storico
Centro Storico
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, Georgia15,413 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two Neighborhoods, Two Impressions
    When we left the site, we discussed what we had seen and understood that this is really two distinct areas: The Monti Neighborhood, and Rione Aia Piccola. The Monti Neighborhood is packed with tourists and was the most crowded. It has narrow streets lined by artisan workshops, souvenir shops, cafes, and restaurants; you can get the feeling you are in a theme park or an amusement park. It has an artificial feel. We admired the trulli with their roofs decorated with the primitive pagan and Christian symbols. But, we were disappointed by the rudeness of some of the souvenir sellers and operators of some of the homes that could be viewed for a fee. If you were not buying, they seemed to want you to move on, quickly. Moving away from the more touristy area, we discovered more real, less crowded streets in the Rione Aia Piccola. Here we found well maintained homes decorated with vases containing flowering plants, brightly colored doors, and lace curtains on the windows. Our suggestion: don’t visit one neighborhood without also seeing the other.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Two hills with same houses but totally different experience
    We saved our Alberobello visit for late afternoon after exploring and sunbathing in the seaside town of Monopoli. From Monopoli it's around half an hour drive passing through beautiful countryside. First, we reached the northern Alberobello area, called Rione Aia Piccola where we parked our car (metered parking). This is one hill of Alberobello historic area from where you walk downhill. In this part we enjoyed Trulli houses in peace with almost no one around, making great pics, not being rushed nor annoyed. You could approach houses, read plaques on some of them being relaxed and enjoying. After that peaceful area you reach the bottom straight (bigger) street which divides those two hills. The hill in front of you (Monti neighborhood) is likewise beautiful, but we got an impression we entered a theme park. Monti is literally packed with tourists, you cannot walk without bumping others, let alone making a photo with no one around. Every single Trulli house is a bar, restaurant, 'museum', work shop, gallery, gelato shop, souvenir shop... From the pics I've posted you will easily conclude which one is from which part. In total we spent around 3-4 hours in both parts of Alberobello. The place is undoubtedly beautiful, however mass tourism and heavy commercialization are ruining it.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 1, 2023
  • mtp1970
    Kournas, Greece441 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UNESCO heritage Paradise
    This was my second visit to Alberobello with the first one in April and now in October. I Iwould definitely recommend avoiding August generally because it is mostly crowded and hot. ✔️I love this place because of its originality as well as the romance. The best is if you stay overnight where are all the crowds from the cruise ships and the buses go home. You see the real alberobello, the stars, the quiet side with very few tourists and some locals and great places to eat and drink. I would definitely recommend staying at the romantic truly on the south side of the village where we had our own terrace and enjoyed the views. I also agree that the other side Al picola is amazing., but please pick a real truly if you can afford it to to experience the real deal. I can actually live here. I love it so much.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
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Br1ma
Turin, Italy53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Erano un po' di anni che non ritornavo ad Alberobello, me lo ricordavo meno affollato di negozietti dove si trova un po' di tutto, perlopiu' ciarpaglia a dire il vero, ma cercando bene nel mucchio ancora qualcosa di valido si trova.
L'atmosfera che riescono a ricreare e' unica comunque, peccato per la caciara dei gruppi organizzati delle navi da crociera che scorazzano qui e la' con poco tempo a disposizione e la impellente necessita' di entrare ovunque, prima di raggiungere il ristorante che li aspetta.
Un altro aspetto negativo sono i parcheggi, tutti a pagamento, spesso piuttosto improvvisati e disorganizzati, non si capisce bene se autorizzati o abusivi.

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It had been a few years that I had not returned to Alberobello, I remembered it less crowded with shops where you can find a bit of everything, mostly junk to be honest, but looking good in the pile still something valid is found.
The atmosphere they are able to recreate is unique, however, a shame about the hustle and bustle of organized groups of cruise ships that roam here and there with little time available and the urgent need to enter everywhere, before reaching the restaurant that wait.
Another negative aspect are the parking lots, all paid, often rather improvised and disorganized, it is not clear whether they are authorized or abusive.
Written September 3, 2022
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mtp1970
Kournas, Greece441 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This was my second visit to Alberobello with the first one in April and now in October. I Iwould definitely recommend avoiding August generally because it is mostly crowded and hot.
✔️I love this place because of its originality as well as the romance. The best is if you stay overnight where are all the crowds from the cruise ships and the buses go home. You see the real alberobello, the stars, the quiet side with very few tourists and some locals and great places to eat and drink. I would definitely recommend staying at the romantic truly on the south side of the village where we had our own terrace and enjoyed the views. I also agree that the other side Al picola is amazing., but please pick a real truly if you can afford it to to experience the real deal. I can actually live here. I love it so much.
Written October 24, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We saved our Alberobello visit for late afternoon after exploring and sunbathing in the seaside town of Monopoli.
From Monopoli it's around half an hour drive passing through beautiful countryside.
First, we reached the northern Alberobello area, called Rione Aia Piccola where we parked our car (metered parking).
This is one hill of Alberobello historic area from where you walk downhill.
In this part we enjoyed Trulli houses in peace with almost no one around, making great pics, not being rushed nor annoyed. You could approach houses, read plaques on some of them being relaxed and enjoying.
After that peaceful area you reach the bottom straight (bigger) street which divides those two hills.
The hill in front of you (Monti neighborhood) is likewise beautiful, but we got an impression we entered a theme park. Monti is literally packed with tourists, you cannot walk without bumping others, let alone making a photo with no one around. Every single Trulli house is a bar, restaurant, 'museum', work shop, gallery, gelato shop, souvenir shop...
From the pics I've posted you will easily conclude which one is from which part.

In total we spent around 3-4 hours in both parts of Alberobello.
The place is undoubtedly beautiful, however mass tourism and heavy commercialization are ruining it.
Written October 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sabine U
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
The people owning a store there are not friendly. You get the impression they hate the tourists.
We went to the Bar Bistrot Pierino staff was not friendly and they charged us €2 per person for sitting down at a table.
I am not recommending to visit the place. It is beautiful the cute little houses with their huts on but to see one inside €2 and it is nothing original to see.
Written September 7, 2023
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands3,142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Although Alberobello is definitely worth a visit, the Northern part of town is the best to visit.
Not spoiled by tourist shops, one can enjoy the authentic atmosphere in this part of town.
Written August 1, 2022
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SLR
Harrogate, UK98 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
A pretty church outside and in but please dear god stop the bells ringing all night every night every 15 minutes. We all have watches in the 21st century.
Written September 22, 2020
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JeDi666
Marlow, UK59 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This church is on the opposite side of the famous Trulli part of town, but really worth visiting. There is also a tiny tourist shop inside a Trulli close-by which seems somewhat original. I liked that.
Written September 13, 2020
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Anthony F
Dublin, Ireland401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
The old part of Bari is a joy to explore on foot, narrow streets inhabited by locals and not crammed with tourists, there are so many delights to find around every corner. A must see.
Written January 9, 2020
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Martin Thurgood T
Ottery St. Mary, UK2,495 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The chief draw is many trulli houses that are spread over a considerable area. The largest is to the southerly side of the principal road, Largo Martellotta, and provides the main tourist attraction with many souvenir shops and the like. The area to the north of Largo Martellotta seems to have rather more trulli houses in general occupation- and rather less tourists. Well worth a visit.
Written September 26, 2019
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SuzyQu15
Brooklyn, NY1,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The dwellings and the history of the Trulli houses is so interesting and such a unique place to see. Not a tourist attraction, but an amazing area to wander the lanes and streets in the heart of the trulli houses. There is a free museum or two to go inside to take a look at furnishings. We learned that while some people still live there full time, many houses are second homes. We were so fortunate to go inside a trulli house currently lived in. The stores and restaurants in the shopping area are also in trulli buildings, which are interesting to see. Don’t go to Puglia without stopping at this amazing town.
Written May 6, 2019
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