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Culture of Alberobello. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Besides the unique trullo houses, you will have an opportunity to see many interesting attractions and cultural centers in Alberobello. The Santi Cosma e Damiano Basilica is the main religious symbol of the town. The church got its name after the main patron saints of Alberobello. The spectacular basilica was built in the 18th century. It has been the highest building in the town since then. Santi Cosma e Damiano has completely retained its outer and inner design. Step inside the church to see its main treasure – relics of the patron saints. Every year, thousands of pilgrims come to Alberobello from all parts of Italy to bow to the relics. Local people organize a wonderful holiday in honor of Saints Cosmas and Damian.
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Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla is the most interesting museum in the city. It is open in a large architectural complex that consists of 15 trulli connected with passages. The museum’s collection is big and diverse. Visitors can see antique furniture and household items, admire gorgeous artworks and precious historic artifacts. The main purpose of the museum’s design team was to keep as much of the original décor as possible. Some trulli meticulously recreate the traditional design of the past centuries. The museum offers audio guides in different languages to make an excursion even more exciting.
Trullo Sovrano is a no less interesting museum that is open on Piazza Sacramento. This museum is open in one of a few two-story trullo houses in Alberobello. The building is an important architectural attraction. Step inside to see the typical design of local houses in the 18th century. You will have an opportunity to see how residents of Alberobello lived hundreds of years ago. Trullo Sovrano exhibits old tableware, household items, and handmade furniture. Don’t forget to take a look at old photographs of the town at the beginning of the 20th century. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Casa D’Amore is an important architectural landmark in Alberobello. This is a symbol of freedom for residents of the town. When the tax, which was causing local people to demolish their houses again and again, was finally abolished, the building method changed in the area. Casa D’Amore was the first building with terracotta and mortar in Alberobello. It was built in 1797. This house has one more interesting feature – a balcony. Houses with this architecture are not typical for the settlement.
The entire Alberobello is virtually an interesting open-air museum. A simple stroll can easily turn into an exciting excursion because there are gorgeous centuries-old buildings at every step in this town. The historic quarter of Rione Monti is the most interesting and attractive part of Alberobello. This is where tourists can see the traditional trullo dwellings. All streets in Rione Monti are pedestrian-only. As the area is located on a hill, this part of the town is great for admiring panoramic views. Don’t forget to take a stroll on Corso Vittorio Emmanuele. This promenade also has several interesting architectural attractions. Corso Vittorio Emmanuele will lead you to Piazza del Poppolo, the square famous as one of the best viewpoints in Alberobello.
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The ancient church of Chiesa di Sant’Antonio is a very interesting religious attraction. It dates back to the 12th century. The original building hasn’t survived to this day. The church was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Today, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio is mostly famous due to the fact that it is open in a traditional trullo hut. This is the only church in the world open in a dwelling of this type. Chiesa di Sant’Antonio features gorgeous old decorations including magnificent icons and ornaments made centuries ago.
If you feel like this small town doesn’t have enough attractions, do not get upset. Alberobello suburbs are also rich in interesting historic landmarks. Many tourists visit Santo Stefano Castle that was built in the second half of the 11th century. For many years, the castle was the property of the Benedictine monks. Later, Maltese knights claimed it. Today, the majority of halls of the old fortress are open for excursions. You can explore the territory and then enjoy breathtaking views from the observation points. It takes no more than half an hour to reach another popular landmark, Conversano Castle. This old fortress is also an important historic attraction of the 11th century. The castle has a medieval tower that is open for tourists.
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♥   Palace 'Palazzo de Félice' Somma Vesuviana, 32 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Alberobello
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di Maria SS. della Madia, Monopoli, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Conversano, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa S. Maria Asssunta, Polignano a Mare, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Ostuni, 29.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Nicola, Castellaneta, 30.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica Cattedrale di S. Cataldo, Taranto, 34.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Eustachio, Acquaviva delle Fonti, 35.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Alberobello

Culture guide to Alberobello. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Alberobello: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Alberobello. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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