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  • The town is full of houses known as trulli, which are structures with conical-shaped roofs made from layers of limestone.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • A trulli is a dwelling of the Puglia region of Italy, with conical roof structures. Top Stories

  • British second-homers are buying up the local trulli – dome-roofed cottages built to keep out the summer heat.

    Record numbers flock to Puglia festival to dance to Italy's dervish beat

  • This great old city is the home of the trulli, a dwelling with a conical roof as in the picture to the left.

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  • Stone was plentiful in the area, and local legend says the reason the trulli were built without mortar was so they could be quickly disassembled into a pile of bricks when the tax collector came.

    Trulli yours in Italy

  • The recent trulli boom is partly a continuation of the foreign-fueled real-estate speculation that began in Tuscany several decades ago, where so many British began buying second homes that it was given the nickname Chiantishire.

    A Starter House in Italy

  • As more foreigners have bought trulli, businesses have popped up to service them.

    A Starter House in Italy

  • To the locals, the trulli -- the cone-roofed structures that dot the countryside -- are a reminder of the region's humble past.

    A Starter House in Italy

  • Pietro D'Amico, who owns a local property firm, says he sold 200 trulli to British buyers last year, a 10% increase from the year before.

    A Starter House in Italy

  • The most basic trulli are one-room, round huts constructed of stacked, dry stones, which form walls and a simple vaulted cone roof.

    A Starter House in Italy


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  • From the BBC
    "Trulli are the trademark of Puglia - existing nowhere but the Valley of Itria. Round limestone buildings with conical roofs, they are as magical as they are historical. "

    related words from the article  trullaro and trullari 

    October 20, 2013