Italy, Ceglie Messapica (South Italy)

Building the Trullo Summer School

when 7 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 1550

Participants will learn the construction technique of the trullo, the traditional round buildings with conic roof that are typical
of the area of Valle D’Itria, Southern Italy. Under the guidance of a mastro trullaro (trullo’s master builder), participants will
build the chianche cladding of a trullo’s conic roof. We will start with the preparation of the stone walls, to then move on to the
preparation of the individual chianche, to end up with the laying of the typical pinnacle.

Course leader

Paolo Robazza, architect and founder of Beyond Architecture Group, a sustainable architecture and education organization.
Angelo Pentassuglia, master trullo builder since three generations.

Target group

Architects, planners, engineers, restorers, archaeologists, city historians, or who is interested in discovery traditional built environment

Course aim

Under the guidance and expertise of a local Trullaro, a master trullo builder, we will build a trullo using local stone construction techniques.

Fee info

EUR 1550: Fee for EU participant
NOTE.
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and transportation to the workshop site is included. Work boots, and work
gloves are required
EUR 2200: Fee for NON EU participant
NOTE.
Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and transportation to the workshop site is included. Work boots, and work
gloves are required