Saturday, January 19, 2013

1000 Places to See Before You Die: Alberobello - Apuglia, Italy

Apuglia, Italy
Topic: 1000 Places to See Before You Die

San Antonio Church
Trulli Buildings

GPS: N40° 46.868;  E017° 14.076

Quick Description: 

Alberobello is renown because of the distinctive architecture of its trulli buildings.

Long Description:

The technique for constructing a trullo dates back to pre-historic times. Limestone blocks are laid on top of each other, without the use of mortar, to enclose a circle. The building is topped by a dome-shaped roof made of gray limestone slabs. The roof is often marked with a magical or pagan symbol and capped with a decorative pinnacle.

At Alberobello these brilliant white trulli beehive structures, which are found nowhere else in the country, line the narrow streets and are occupied by residents and small businesses. The trullo church of San Antonio is the largest structure in the area and sits on a hilltop above the homes and businesses.

Name of Source Book:
1000 Places to See Before You Die
Page Location in Source Book: 181
Type of Waymark: Town
Location of Coordinates: Church of San Antonio

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