[MR] Ancient Origins: Medieval Trulli Houses of Alberobello

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 25 02:37:02 PDT 2020

Noble Friends,

Today Ancient Origins is offering an illustrated feature on the "trullo"
houses of Alberobello in Italy. This picturesque village is filled with
these special houses, which are conical, built without mortar, and use
corbel construction for their dome-like roofs. Houses like this have been
built here since the middle ages, and although domed corbelled buildings
survive in other places (a few dark ages Irish oratories, for example),
this particular design is unique to Alberobello. The village has been
designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This village is enough to charm
your sox off, and though it looks like it should be populated by Smurfs, it
is for real.

Here's the link:

Wikipedia also offers a page on Alberobello with photos showing several
trullo (or "truilli" in the plural):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberobello .

And trullo themselves, well, there's a Wikipedia page for that too:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trullo .

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge (of traditional brick
construction)  🦆

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