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THE TRULLI-HOUSES AND THE CITY OF ALBEROBELLO
On two hills, divided by an ancient river bed, is Alberobello. On the eastern hill is the new part of the city with modern architectural features; on the top, to west, the trulli-buildings, in an urban area divided into two districts: Monti and Aia Piccola, both National Monuments and December 1996 recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.
The agrarian landscape is characterized by a dense vegetation of almond and olive trees which thrive in a karst terrain. From calcareous stratified rocks comes the material used for the construction of the trulli.
The history of this unusual town dates back to the second half of the sixteenth century, when small parts of land under the rule of Acquaviva, the Counts of Conversano, was populated by the peasants that made the "wilderness" (so called) fertile. The got the authorizaition to build houses on the condition that they were dry-built, without cement or other binding matereal, so that the houses could be easely diruted in case of an inspection, since the birth of a conurbation demanded payment of tribute and high taxes. It was not until the year 1797 when a courageous group of Alberobello-citizens, tired of the precarious condition, went to Taranto to ask for help to King Ferdinand IV of Bourbon and recieved the permission to build "proper" houses.
On 27 May 1797 the King issued the decree with which the little village became free.
The trullo-houses are made out of stones laid in many "sheets" and layers, and on the top they create the tipical cone-formed roof. These are truly unic buildings and are admired every year by tourists and visitors from all around the world.