Trulli Houses at Alberobello

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Ian @ Wilmar on May 20, 2007

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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