Our first stop, on our second day in Alberobello, was located only a short walk from the apartment: The Museo Del Territorio. This structure, made up of a palazzo with a few trulli incorporated into it, had been the home of Giacomo Pezzola, a doctor from the city. At the time, it was considered one of the most aristocratic buildings in the town. Now, it is a museum focusing on regional history, culture, and architecture. Approximately 15 trulli were incorporated into the museum, the oldest of which dates from the 18th century. Because we were visiting off season (in November), the opening hours were much shorter than in the summer season, when the museum is basically open all day. Off season, though, one must make sure to visit between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm. Tickets cost €4.00 per person, and include an audio guide.
Since we were going to be in Alberobello for a few days, we decided that, on one of the nights, we would cook dinner ourselves. We purchased some homemade meatballs from Macelleria Miccolis, which were incredible, after putting in the oven! I love shopping for food, especially when what you purchase is of such a high quality! The prices in the shop were also a fraction of what we would pay for a similar purchase in New York City, and the taste was delicious!
The Chiesa di Santa Lucia dates from 1826, and is found at the end of Piazza Gian Girolamo Acquaviva, next to the Belvedere del Santissimo. The church originally had the name of Chiesa del Santissimo Sacramento, but was renamed after Santa Lucia, the patron saint of Alberobello.
Next up: We visit the Trullo Sovrano, and more of Alberobello!
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