Masserie and Trulli: typical structures of Puglia


Holidays in Puglia with a stay in typical structures

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    • The Apulian countryside is a territory scattered with typical structures of the rural world as Masserie and Trulli, which are houses born from particular human needs in different historical moments. Today many of these fascinating architectures have been recovered and converted to farmhouses, ... See more

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The Apulian countryside is a territory scattered with typical structures of the rural world as Masserie and Trulli, which are houses born from particular human needs in different historical moments. Today many of these fascinating architectures have been recovered and converted to farmhouses, Bed and Breakfasts, Holiday Homes, Villas and are open to tourists who want to know the beauties of Puglia experiencing a different different kind of stay, immersed in the nature and in an atmosphere suspended in time.

Typical structures of Puglia: the Masseria

The Masseria is a set of rural buildings used for farms typical of Southern Italy , in particular of the agricultural areas of Puglia and takes its name from the household goods, a term that indicates the set of tools and furnishings of peasant use that were preserved in large stone buildings where both landowners and peasants lived. It is a typology of a typical house of the sixteenth century , the result of the colonization by the nobles of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies of areas in a state of neglect, which also included space for stables, stores for fodder and crops.

Depending on the area in which it stands, the farm takes on a unique and characteristic appearance , due to the different construction techniques and cultivations and is generally characterized by large dimensions and a functional and well-organized subdivision of the spaces: owner's lodgings and for farmers, courtyard, stalls, work areas, tool sheds, product warehouses, wells and cisterns. Furthermore, the Masserie once owned by noblest and rich families, were also fortified and provided with walls and defensive towers.

Holidays in Masseria in Puglia

Since the nineties, many farms in a state of neglect have been recovered and used as a Farmhouses with Pool , Bed and Breakfast or Farmhouse with Restaurant to ensure the conservation of these historic buildings. In this way they have been re-evaluated, giving tourists the chance to stay in an environment rich in history and value, very closely with nature .

Typical structures of Puglia: the Trullo

The Trullo is another typical construction of Puglia made of stone, born as a temporary residence of shepherds, then used as a dwelling and especially a holiday home. It is a house in white lime or in stone, characterized by a circular shape and a gray cone-shaped roof, with thick walls that make it perfect for any season, cool in summer and warm in winter . The Trulli of Alberobello, which are an UNESCO World Heritage Site, are very famous and seem to be so rare but, actually, these houses are widespread in almost all of Puglia, especially in the Valle d 'Itria, between Bari and Taranto.

Holidays in a Trullo in Puglia

For those wishing to spend a holiday Eco-sustainable farm in the green of Puglia, the Trulli are a great way to stay alternative in a typical structure to visit this area with a typical Mediterranean landscape, made of rich vegetation, olive groves and vineyards. See our proposal of typical properties for your holiday in Puglia!