Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, or Church of St Anthony, built 1926 with trullo style conical roofs made from dry limestone with no mortar, by one of the last trullist masters, in Alberobello, Bari, Puglia, Southern Italy. The church sits on the Rione Monti hill and was built to halt the advance of Protestant proselytising. The area was first settled in the 16th century, and the feudal lord, Count Acquaviva, encouraged his peasants to build trulli to avoid taxes. Alberobello is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Chiesa di Sant'Antonio, or Church of St Anthony, built 1926 with trullo style conical roofs made from dry limestone with no mortar, by one of the last trullist masters, in Alberobello, Bari, Puglia, Southern Italy. The church sits on the Rione Monti hill and was built to halt the advance of Protestant proselytising. The area was first settled in the 16th century, and the feudal lord, Count Acquaviva, encouraged his peasants to build trulli to avoid taxes. Alberobello is listed as a UNESCO...
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