I have only visited Italy once, lake Garda, and it was so so lovely I would love to return again. Today I stumbled upon an architectural jewel, the trullo, a traditional ancient dry stone conical building. Found in Alberobello, Italy, in the areas of Monti and Aia Piccola these little structures are being transformed into unique homes and businesses and they have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO.
Here are a few that I have found to inspire. A trullo seems the perfect getaway space, cool from the heat and full of quirks and character. The home below is being lovingly restored by architect Vittorio Cassano and just looks so inviting!
This Italian Trullo looks pristine in brilliant white wash. The spaces have been thoughtfully restored and the result is a peaceful getaway.
These photos were taken by photographer Bill Hocker in Alberobello and I think they capture perfectly the quirky character that makes these homes such a draw.
Many of these beautiful buildings you can stay in. This particular one I love the feel of, restored by architects Azzurra Garzone they used only traditional methods working with stone and lime and local crafts people. These buildings were originally temporary field shelters or storehouses but are today being restored so many more generations can enjoy them.
Now where is my passport?!