trulli are ancient building of
stone, formed by a circular or square base, surmounted by a
The trullo is self-sufficient: it serves as a home, allows the
transformation of grapes into must, it allows its preservations in
fresh capable tanks taken under the floor, it offers in its
extensive cone, a further possibility of provision of products and
Each Trullo has different shape and size, it comes from the fact
that each of these buildings were built completely artisan. The
walls were erected by placing the blocks of stone "dry", without
using any fixing materials.
The "chianche" that formed the dome were stuck to art by creating a
balance that does not require the use of cement or other to fix.
This special structure and materials used ,create inside a "thermos"
effect ,in fact the temperature is kept warm in winter without using
particular sources of heating.
In the same way, the coolness is kept in the sultry summer days.
Another particular very interesting are the symbols that usually you
can find on the dome. Their origin is controversial: may be imported
from Eastern peoples who settled in Puglia, or more simply Christian
paintings dating about the 1st century after Christ. The main
feature is that they are present exclusively on housing, as signs of
good hope, not on buildings used as barns or warehouses. And still
on top of each trullo stands a pinnacle ,a lime-painted small stone
sculpture, that gives the structure a special grace and elegance
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