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#23 Alberobello

Alberobello, a Unesco World Heritage site in Puglia, Italy, is famous for its trulli (I suppose “trullos” in English), homes with conical rooves made without mortar, and, apparently, designed to be quickly dismantled thus to fool tax collectors.  It is also famous for being absolutely heaving with tourists. For whatever reason, these are highly concentrated in a small area of trulli-lined streets full of kitsch souvenir outlets and other baited traps.  A remarkably short distance away, you can find other areas which are almost tranquil, kitsch-free, and a pleasure to wander around, even under the glaring light of an August sun.

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