A plaque marks the house where the Italian engineer, Nicola Armando Agrusti, lived for eighty-three years.
Another plaque marks the house where Father Marco Antonio Lippolis lived, who was a much loved priest of the city, and was responsible for the building of the Chiesa di Sant’Antonio di Padova, in Alberobello.
Our next stop was the Trullo Sovrano, which dates from the 18th century. This is the only trullo with an upper floor. The second floor is accessible by a 23-step stone staircase. Because of the rarity of its design, this trullo was declared a National Monument in 1923, and has been on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites since 1996. The interior is made up of twelve different trulli, joined together. I highly recommend visiting this site, when in Alberobello. It is open daily, from 10:00am to 1:15pm, and then, in the afternoons, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Admission is €1.50 per person.
Next up: We explore the Rione Aia Piccola, and more of Alberobello!
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