On the Cover: Alberobello, Italy

Florence, Rome, Venice. Beautiful cities to be sure, not to mention some of the planet’s most visited travel destinations. Yet this popularity means that for many, Italy’s premier hotspots are too expensive and overcrowded to warrant a visit. If you want to enjoy a true taste of Italy without the tourists, check out the special Italian town of Alberobello.
Alberobello is a lovely town near Bari in the region of Puglia. It is home to the Trulli – cone-shaped white buildings that look like houses straight out of a fairytale. The village is a labyrinth of narrow streets and charming piazzas, while it also has a beautiful belvedere that offers fabulous views of the town.
These curious conical-roofed whitewashed structures, clustered in pockets of Puglia like wild fungi, are an

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