There is probably nothing that signals your arrival in Puglia more than the iconic sight of a trullo, the unique conical constructions found in the southern area of Italy.
A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley, in the Murge area of the Italian region of Apulia. Trulli were generally constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. In the town of Alberobello, in the province of Bari, whole districts are packed with trulli. The golden age of trulli was the 19th century, especially its final decades marked by the development of wine growing.
Trulli have been around for many hundreds of years, though the oldest surviving ones date back only to the 16th century. The probable reason for this is that they were generally built as temporary dry-stone accommodation that could be dismantled whenever necessary. This was usually when the property tax collectors came to town! Imagine their surprise when they arrived at a residence Fasano to find mounds of rubble and virtually no houses! As soon as the inspectors went away, the trullo would spring up again and the locals would move back in!
A typical trullo has a cylindrical base with a conical limestone-tiled roof. Though built without cement, their thick white-painted stone walls ensured coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter. The roof was often painted with an evil eye, a cross or an astronomical symbol and topped by an ornamental flourish.
The design of the restaurant was based on the natural elements of a trullo with ceiling domes, natural stone look and wood elements for a cozy contemporary feel. Products were carefully chosen to create our design and keeping them sustainable by providing local and recycled elements.