Puglia, southern Italy, the heel of the boot. The region is becoming increasingly popular as travellers discover the area’s varied charms: baroque towns, white-washed trullo houses, olive groves and orchards, blue sea and beaches, plenty of sunshine and excellent cuisine.
A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional pugliese stone dwelling with a conical roof. It is specific to Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Puglia. They may be found in the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. Traditionally trullo was built without any cement or mortar, thus avoiding taxation.