Alberobello, owes its origins to a group of farmers called by Acquaviva feudatories, to make fertile the land ” La Selva”.
During the 16th century the territory was restored and the “casedde” (nowadays “Trulli”) were built with slabs of “chiancole” and stones. The feudal lords forced the farmers to build their houses without mortar, to be dismantled before the check of territory by the king. In this way they were able to avoid the payment of land taxes. It was in this period that “The Selva” changed its name in “Sylva Alborelli”, then “Alberobello”. Freed from the Acquaviva’s domain in 1797, Trulli of Alberobello remained intact until 1996, year on which they were recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage of a unique hamlet survived to the present day.
To gather and show the soul of Alberobello, in Puglia (Italy), we spent four days living and photographing this fairytale village, from the most extreme reds of the sunrise to the vivid colors of the night.