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I Love You Trulli

Here's my new real estate acquisition in Italy.

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Well, not really. It was vacant. It looked like it needed to be reclaimed and loved. But, as much as I think it would be a fun project, I knew it wouldn't be my project.

The trullo is a unique and interesting style that dates back to the neolithic era. Here is an interesting history. The website I found it on appears to be a real estate site. In fact, while browsing the site, I actually found a current listing for the very property pictured above. What are the odds? And it could be all ours for only Euro 80,000.

The town of Alberobello is unique. It is a UNESCO protected site, and at the same time is a vibrant little community where people live in and among their trulli.

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Some of the trulli have been converted to restaurants, shops, and hotels.

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And some are single family homes, just like they've always been.

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We loved our visit to Alberobello. And, we'd like to return someday. But I think we'll be content to rent a trullo for a week.

Comments (4)

Barb Cabot:

So mystical and beautiful. Great photos.

Anne:

I too love to browse Italian real estate and dream of buying something! I must post about "my" chapel in the Cilento area one of these days :)

For some reason, trullos creep my husband out. I think it's because of a travel show we saw where the female host was invited in for refreshment, and had a REALLY hard time extricating herself from the house (to the point where she was seeming a bit alarmed by this turn of events!) I think they are pretty cool myself though.

The trulli are truely cool. I don't know about living in one though. Were would the dishwasher go?

I have always wanted to visit Alberobello and see the trulli. Had to laugh about the dishwasher! I guess that could be a major problem :)

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