This style of house is unique to Apulia, and the small town of Alberobelle boats over 1,000. No one is quite sure why they have their curious conical shape - Is it to keep them cool? Is it an area for curing meat? - nor why many are embellished with what appear to be pagan or astrological symbols. Whatever, close up they're cute and the common epithet 'Hobbit House' is not too far amiss.
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Photo taken in Alberobello BA, Italy
Misplaced? Suggest new location