Noteworthy legends about the Trulli of Alberobello

One of the most internationally known Italian site is in Puglia. I’m talking about Alberobello and its trulli, the famous houses with unique and unrepeatable architecture! Here are some legends about the Trulli of Alberobello.

A story that still lives today in the streets of the village is the Siamese Trullo: a house which has the particularity of possessing two domes joined together. Behind this rather special form of trullo there is the ancient ownership of two brothers. The older one was supposed to take a girl as his wife who, however, loved her younger brother. The law of quiet living won, leading the family to live together in a single large trullo. Unfortunately, as time passed, there was a big argument so at the end it was decided to modify the trullo, building two separate entrances. This modification is still visible today.

A second legend concerns a very particular treasure of the Medici Saints and their basilica in town. A local farmer, who had enriched himself by stealing goods from the poor people, decided to steal the treasure of the church. So one night he approached the two statues to steal the gold on them. As soon as he touched them, he remained attached to the statues, spending the whole night stuck in that position. The next morning, the priest found the thief there and rang the bells to raise the alarm.

Two legends about the Trulli of Alberobello with a sad epilogue, but with a very important traditional and cultural value, especially among the inhabitants of that Puglia village!

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