UNESCO World Heritage Site Alberobello resembles an urban sprawl – for gnomes.
The Zona dei Trulli (2.3km) on the western hill of town is a dense mass of 1500 beehive-shaped houses, white-tipped as if dusted by snow.
These dry-stone buildings are made from local limestone; none are older than the 14th century. Inhabitants do not wear pointy hats, but they do sell anything a visitor might want, from miniature trulli to woollen shawls.
The town is named after the primitive oak forest Arboris Belli (beautiful trees) that once covered this area. If you park in Lago Martellotta, follow the steps up to Piazza del Popolo (2.6km), where the Belvedere Trulli lookout offers fabulous views over the whole higgledy-piggledy picture.
This amazing surrounding area makes a trip to the Victor Country Hotel ideal for a relaxing, quaint, and romantic holiday. Explore this perfect pocket of Italian countryside
and discover the meaning of 'amore'.