Ceglie Messapica is one of the oldest cities in Italy and extends between the Itria Valley and Salento. The area is very panoramic, the Adriatic Sea and the nearby centers are most visible. Numerous karstic forms (caves, valleys and blades) of significant environmental, landscape, historical and natural value present in the territory. The town boasts the recognition of art cities and land of gastronomy.
Famous, the typical cookie with roasted almond paste, egg and lemon zest. And for the greedy variant with the jam!
Places of Interest: Civic Clock Tower, Allegretti Palace, Chionna Palace, San Rocco Church, San Domenico Church, San Gioacchino Church, Madonna della Grotta Church (Rural) etc.
Locorotondo, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, stands on top of a hill and is famous for its wines and the roundness of its white center. Concentric strands design a circular plant, moving around whitewashed houses. The houses of the old town, called by the locals at the term “Cummerse”, are characterized by typical drywall wall.
Locorotondo is one of the largest tourist centers in the Itria Valley and is part of the Land of the Trulli.
Places of interest: St. George’s Church with the recent archaeological finds, the Romanesque church of Our Lady of Greece, the church dedicated to the patron San Rocco, Palace Morelli, Square Vittorio Emanuele II and the clock tower.
Cisternino and other villages of the Itria Valley are listed in the ranking of the most beautiful villages in Italy, and are known for its characteristic historic center, with its artisan shops and its “cookers”, butchers with wood oven and dining room , Where it is possible to taste comfortably various types of meat displayed on the counter. For the offer of excellence and quality welcome wins the Orange Flag, the tourist quality label of the Touring Club Italian.
The territory of Cisternino was already habited in prehistory, from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic, whose finds are preserved in the Civic Museum.
Places of Interest: Big DoorTower, Civic Museum, Governor’s Palace, Palace Amati, Lagravinese Palace and Wind Tower.
Alberobello is an Apulian town characterized by the Trulli, typical and ancient 14th-century buildings, built in dry stone with conical roofs of the rural tradition of the Itria Valley, whose name derives from the late Greek τρούλος.
Because of its architectural uniqueness and its historical importance, it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It will look like this once come here, to be immersed in a fairy-tale reality. Many of the trulli of Alberobello, infact, house very characteristic craft shops and workshops.
Places of Interest: House Pezzolla, Trullo Sovereign in Little Aia, Church of Sant’Antonio (Trullo Church) and Alberobello ‘s belvedere.
Defined as the “white city” due to the color of white-lined houses, it stands on three hills at a height of 218 meters. Ostuni has become a renowned tourist destination, succeeding in enhancing its cultural, historical and architectural heritage. The ancient village offers many picturesque aspects due to the exceptional preservation of the building’s characteristic features and urban features. Churches and noble dwellings follow in the old town encircled by
Aragonese walls. In addition, the beautiful beaches with clear and crystal waters, for 23 times with the Blue Flag, attract tourists from all over the world.
Places of interest: the Concathedral, the church of San Vito Martire, the column of Sant’Oronzo, the Palace Zevallos, the Museum of preclassical civilizations of the Southern Murgia, the Tobacco Tobacco, and the historical center “the earth”.
Martina Franca is famous for its baroque and rococo architecture, well visible in churches, at an altitude of 431 meters. Martinstic urbanism is characterized by vertically developed housing. Important features of the Old Town are the narrow streets full of “corners”, blind alleys and hidden streets: a real urban maze. Other important elements are characteristic
dry stone walls and trulli built in the past out of the urban area.
Places of interest: Pontifical San Martino Minor Basilica, San Domenico Church, Carmine Church, Ducal Palace, Palace Martucci, Conservatory of Santa Maria of Mercy, formerly Palace Turnone.
Lo zoo Safari nel cuore di Fasano è uno tra gli zoo più grandi d’Europa per numero di specie presenti ed è inoltre il più esteso d’Italia: accoglie difatti circa 3000 esemplari di 200 specie diverse.
Cosa Fare: il circuito safari con la propria automobile, la zona dei gorilla, l’ingresso al Parco pedonale Fasanolandia, il
percorso nell’area dei primati, dei piccoli carnivori e degli uccelli da parco (percorsi zoologici pedonali), il villaggio delle scimmie, la sala tropicale, con numerose specie di pesci e rettili, il polo didattico e sala del Madagascar, i percorsi didattici, mostre e musei e per i più piccini lo spettacolo di marionette.