Trullo Siamese 

Historic Building in Alberobello

Alberobello Trullo Siamese
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Nestled in the heart of Alberobello, Trullo Siamese captivates visitors with its unique dual-domed structure and intriguing history, making it a standout among the town’s traditional single-domed trulli. This architectural masterpiece tells a tale of love, rivalry, and ingenious design, being one of the oldest and most fascinating trulli in Alberobello.

According to local legend, two brothers once shared this trullo, both falling deeply in love with the same woman. Tradition dictated that the woman be promised to the elder brother, but her heart was drawn to the younger sibling. The ensuing love triangle created unbearable tension within the shared dwelling.

In a dramatic turn of events, the elder brother, exercising his right of primogeniture, evicted the two lovers. However, the younger brother, determined to assert his rights, refused to leave. The trullo was ultimately divided in half, with each brother securing their own independent entrance, symbolizing their conflict and resolution.

Today, Trullo Siamese stands as a testament to this dramatic love story. Visitors can marvel at its distinctive architecture and imagine the emotional turmoil that once unfolded within its walls. The trullo’s interior remains simple, with only a hearth near the door and no windows, reflecting the practicality and resourcefulness of the people who crafted these remarkable structures centuries ago.

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Visiting Trullo Siamese 

Address: Trullo Siamese monumento (negozio souvenir), Via Monte Pasubio, Alberobello, Metropolitan City of Bari, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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