Events in Puglia: Alberobello Light Festival

July 11, 2024 By Bellarome Travel

Alberobello, located at the heart of Puglia region in Italy undergoes an enlightening change during summer; this is the famous Alberobello festival of lights. The city’s iconic trulli houses, cobblestone streets and historical landmarks become lively with illumination from 20th to 28th July.

A Historical Gem Illuminated During the festival, Alberobello which is a UNESCO World Heritage site having 14th-century trulli becomes even more mesmerizing. As day turns into night, there is a surreal glow throughout the town that enhances these peculiar buildings’ attractiveness.


Festival Highlights:


Fascinating Light Installations From large scale projections to interactive displays on city’s architecture and cultural heritage.

Live Music and Performances Live music and dance events are held all week long representing various tastes like hip-hop or Italian folk music.

Culinary Delights A wide range of Apulian delights such as freshly made pasta, seafood, locally produced wines and cheeses can be found at one of many food stalls or pop-up restaurants.

Workshops and Activities

Engage in workshops and activities such as Trulli building demonstrations, art classes, and guided tours of Alberobello’s historic sites to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s rich heritage and traditions.


Organizing Your Trip:

When: July 20-28 Where: Alberobello, Puglia, Italy


Getting There:

The nearest airports are Bari Karol Wojtyla Airport and Brindisi Salento Airport.

Alberobello is accessible by train from major cities like Bari and Lecce, offering scenic views of the Apulian countryside.

Renting a car provides more freedom to explore the surrounding areas.



We recommend staying in a traditional Trullo for a ‘truly’ unique experience. Otherwise, numerous hotels and bed and breakfasts cater to various budgets and preferences.


Trulli architecture Puglia


Tips for Enjoying the Festival

  • Arrive early in the evening to thoroughly appreciate the light installations and avoid crowds.
  • Wear comfortable shoes for exploring Alberobello’s cobbled streets and hilly terrain.
  • Bring your camera to capture the festival’s magical moments, from illuminated trulli to live performances.


The Alberobello Festival of Lights is more than just a visual spectacle; it is about celebrating culture, history, community. Mark your calendars for July 20-28th. Be ready as this event will surely amaze you.

 Elevate your holiday spirit with luxury Puglia tours, curated for unforgettable moments that capture the essence of this Italian gem. Ask us about other events and festivals happening around the time you travel.



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