In 1996, the village of Alberobello in Bari was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its beauty and unique architecture – specifically the 1500 trulli, which are rural structures that were hand built with dry stone walls and topped with conical roofs. Many of these emblematic buildings have been converted and are now
shops or restaurants, or used as warehouses. Trullo Sovrano, the biggest in the country, was built by a family of priests in the 18th century and is now a museum. its interior has been renovated according to the memories of the oldest village inhabitants.