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Trulli Houses - Alberobello,Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 46.868 E 017° 14.076
33T E 688560 N 4516863
Quick Description: Distinctive trulli buildings of are found throughout Alberobello,Italy. They are a World Heritage Site.
Location: Puglia, Italy
Date Posted: 3/4/2017 6:49:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMV6H9
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
The technique for constructing a trullo dates back to pre-historic times. Limestone blocks are laid on top of each other, without the use of mortar, to enclose a circle. The building is topped by a dome-shaped roof made of gray limestone slabs. The roof is often marked with a magical or pagan symbol and capped with a decorative pinnacle. At Alberobello the buildings date back to the 14th century. Brilliant white trulli structures line the narrow streets and are occupied by residents and small businesses. The trullo church of San Antonio (the coordinates for this waymark) is the largest structure in the area and sits on a hilltop above the homes and businesses.
City, State or City, Country: Alberobello, Italy

Year Built: 14th Century

Architect: unknown

Webpage from GreatBuildings.com or other approved listing: [Web Link]

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