1The Trulli Houses of Southern Puglia

Known for their distinctive conical rooftops, the limestone Trulli houses of Southern Puglia are a true fairytale sight you must experience in Italy.

The origins of these stunning hobbit-esque houses are shrouded in mystery, but a popular theory involves a tale as old as time… tax evasion! As the houses were easily dismantled when the tax-man came around to collect his debts, residents were able to dodge taxes on their property, since said property was simply a mound of rubble.