A peaceful place in the heart of the Murgia hills by the Town of the Caves. Four trulli and a little building. South-East of Apulia, near Castellana Grotte, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Aberobello. Typical drystone architectural, XIX century building.
A peaceful place in the heart of the Murgia hills by the Town of the Caves. Four trulli and a little building. South-East of Apulia, near Castellana Grotte, Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Aberobello. Typical drystone architectural, XiX century building for 4 trulli and a tower. Silence and discretion, no traffic, no cars, only sound of nature. In the garden secular olive trees, all the endemic apulian oaks, organic fruit trees and kitchen garden. All the mediterranean plants. Inside, antique furniture, limestone floor, air conditioning split, electric hoven and hob. One bedroom with a double bed, another room with two singles confortable campbed. Fenced property with an entrance gate. Available to our dear guests, there's also a compost can for organic garbages and a swing set.
The trulli, limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighbouring fields.
Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.
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A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian stone dwelling with a conical roof. The style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley (in Italian Valle d'Itria), in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia (in Italian, Puglia). They may be found in the towns of Alberobello, Locorotondo, Fasano, Cisternino, Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica. Trulli were generally constructed as dwellings or storehouses. Traditionally they were built without any cement or mortar. This style of construction is also prevalent in the surrounding countryside where most of the fields are separated by dry-stone walls.
christian symbol The roofs are constructed in two layers: an inner layer of limestone boulders, capped by a keystone, and an outer layer of limestone slabs ensuring that the structure is watertight. Originally, the conical structure would have been built directly on the ground, but most of the surviving structures are based on perimeter walls. Atop a trulla's cone there is normally a pinnacle, that may be one of many designs, chosen for symbolism. Additionally, the cone itself may have a symbol painted on it (as shown in the picture of the trulli in Alberobello.) Such symbols may include planetary symbols, the malochio (evil eye), the cross, a heart, a star and crescent, or quite a few others.
The walls are very thick, providing a cool environment in hot weather and insulating against the cold in the winter. The vast majority of trulli have one room under each conical roof: a multiroomed trullo house has many cones representing a room each. Children would sleep in alcoves made in the wall with curtains hung in front.
There are many theories behind the origin of the design. One of the more popular theories is that due to high taxation on property the people of Puglia created dry wall constructions so that they could be dismantled when inspectors were in the area.
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