LomoLocations: Alberobello in Puglia, Italy

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This UNESCO World Heritage site is a feat of resourcefulness and utilitarian engineering.

The original Alberobello roofs were held together by pebbles. No cement paste or fancy contraption, just limestones cut and piled on to take the shape of a cone. Farmers built these houses between 14th and 16th century, when they were decreed by a lord to resettle in this area of Puglia.

People still live in these trulli (stone houses), but many young locals move to the city to find jobs. The elders are left with the responsibility of repair and upkeep. For practical reasons, some of them remodel the inside of the house while maintaining the dry stone surface Alberobello has been known for.

Credits: yawn, ilcontrariodime, bambola & fricicchia

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