Today we move to Puglia, specifically to Alberobello. This city is characterized by its Trullis, that give the name to the area known as  <<I Trulli di Alberobello>>. Here below you will find our itinerary of a one day trip to Alberobello and Polignano a mare.

Origin of the Trulli of Alberobello

The houses of Alberobello were built (including the roof) with the dry stone technique, this means that no cement was used to built them.

These little houses stay cool in summer and keep warm in winter thanks to the materials with which they were built. Every trullo is different and unique because they were made by hand without any concrete plan of construction.

Things to see in Alberobello

Alberobello and its trulli are the great tourist attraction of this city. The tour can be about 2 hours:

  • The Trulli of Alberobello
The Trulli of Alberobello
  • Trullo Sovrano: it’s Alberobello’s biggest trullo. Inside you can find a museum with an entrance fee of 2€. Hours: from 10 to 13:30 and from 15:30 to 18h (November to March). The rest of the year the schedule is extended in the afternoon, being from 15:30 to 19h.
Trullo Sovrano
  • St. Anthony’s from Padua’s Church of Alberobello
 Alberobello Polignano a Mare
  • Basilica of St. Cosima and St. Damiano
Alberobello Polignano a mare

How to get to Alberobello?

  • By plane: the nearest airport is Bari Airport (compare flights)
  • By train: being in Bari you can take a train (not direct) to Putignano and from there towards Alberobello.
  • Bus options: without a doubt the best option from Bari, the duration is approximately 1h05. You can go with Trenitalia or Flixbus.
  • By car: another excellent option. The journey from Bari is approximately 50 minutes.

If you prefer to avoid public transport or rent a car, you can take do a trip to ALBEROBELLO from BARI directly HERE.

Polignano a Mare

To take advantage of your visit to Bari, we strongly recommend to visit also the town of Polignano a Mare. Why should I visit Polignano a Mare?

  • In Polignano a Mare you will find a pretty peculiar historic center, since the city is located on a beautiful cliff.
  • If you like music you should know that in this city was born the singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno (who’s most famous song is <Volare>). In fact, he has a statue in his honor.
  • The beach is composed of huge stones and the color of the water is simply spectacular.
  • An American soap opera called “Beautiful” was filmed here.

What to see in Polignano a Mare?

Alberobello Polignano a mare
Domenico Modugno

How to get to Polignano a mare from Bari?

  • Train option: it is comfortable and direct. 39km in about 35 minutes. The cost of a regional train is between 2.50€ each journey.
  • By bus: the best option is the one offered by the Company Busmiccolis because buses pass quite frequently.
  • Roadtrip: It takes about 37 minutes by car.

In conclusion, Alberobello and Polignano a Mare are two very interesting and peculiar cities to visit taking advantage of your stay in Puglia region or on your visit to southern Italy. If you want to complete your tour as we did, I recommend you take to a look at this Matera post as it enters the top of essential places to visit in southern Italy and the best thing is that it is about 66km from Bari.

To see about how’s life in Italy, you can see our interview of a Mexican girl living in Rome, the most artistic city in the world.

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