In the Puglia episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns the history of the exotic cone-shaped houses famous to the region.
The landscape of Puglia’s Itria Valley feels otherworldy, most because of the unusual cone- shaped house that dot the landscape. These house are called trulli and the town of Alberobello is home to the greatest concentration of them, earning the town the designation of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and millions of visitors a day. Trulli were introduced to the area by Turkish invaders. Our friend Mimmo Palmisiano is an expert on the history and architecture of these structures and rents out the trulli he has restored. For more information, visit: www.trulliepuglia.com