Itria Valley a fruitful plain in the tri-city area of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. Terraced vineyards with low grapevines have been built into the hills and are used to produce a fruity wine in Locorotondo. Olive, fruit and almond trees grow among the small sections of forest. In early summer, brilliant-colored poppies adorn the stone walls. A total of 4,000 “trulli” huts, resembling dollhouses, can be seen in the valley.
Stone house with a conical roof
Trulli are small stone dwellings with a conical roof seen throughout Apulia, which were made of limestone slabs held together without mortar. The construction style allegedly originated in the 17th century when a count ordered his serfs to construct drywall dwellings that would not classify as houses and thus not be subject to taxation. A large collection of trulli can be found in the town of Alberobello, a World Heritage Site and popular tourist attraction.