Italy 2018 Apulia and Matera

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Italy. Apulia Region. Figazzano is a small village located on the Apulian aqueduct (Aquadetto Pugliese), the public water-potable supply infrastructure of the Apulia region. An abandoned building and a trullo at sunset. A trullo (plural, trulli) is a traditional Apulian dry stone hut with a conical roof. The structural walls of a trullo are laid directly on the bedrock. Their width varies from 0.80 to 2.70 metres. Their height (from ground level to where the vault starts) ranges from 1.60 to 2 metres. Their style of construction is specific to the Itria Valley in the Murge area. Trulli generally were constructed as temporary field shelters and storehouses or, as permanent dwellings by small proprietors or agricultural labourers. Trullo has replaced the local term casedda which was used by locals in the Murgia area to call this type of house, which used to be the local agricultural dry stone hut. Apulia (Puglia) is a region in Southern Italy. 5.12.18  © 2018 Didier Ruef