Itria Valley

  • VALLE D’ITRIA (within 150 km)A countryside inhabited all year round with fortified farmhouses and characteristic trulli, with dry stone walls as far as the eye can see

    Martina Franca (120 km away)

    baroque in various declinations

    Ducal Palace

    Basilica of San Martino

    Worth tasting: the Capocollo

    Itinerary Between Trulli, stoves and burrata: Castellana Grotte – Putignano – Noci – Alberobello – Locorotondo – Cisternino (tour of about 50 km)

    Castellana Grotte

    limestone plateau formed in the upper Cretaceous about ninety – one hundred million years ago. The tourist visit winds for 1.5 km but the longer itinerary takes two hours and develops for 3 km, between caves and chasms. The natural entrance consists of a huge open pit, about sixty meters deep, called the Grave. From the Grave to the Black Grotto or the Capitoline Wolf, after passing the Cavernone dei Monumenti, passing the Calza and then the Caverna della Civetta, crossing the Corridor of the Serpent, the Cavern of the Precipice and the Piccolo Paradiso, one runs along the long Corridor of the Desert also known as the underground Grand Canyon (of a reddish color due to the presence in this stretch of iron minerals) you reach the Cavern of the Tower of Pisa, the dripping pond, the Red Corridor, the Dome cave and finally passing by the lake of Crystals, we arrive in the bright White Grotto. All made up of stalactite and stalagmite concretions and galleries interspersed with the sudden opening of caves

    astronomical observatory

    Dinosaur Park for the little ones

    Putignano

    Celebration of the oldest carnival in Europe (1,394) and longest in Italy (starts December 26), with allegorical floats

    Walnuts

    It is worth tasting mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella

    Bacchus in the Gnostre (food and wine in November)

    Alberobello

    UNESCO World Heritage Site with a monumental village of 1,400 residential trulli made of dry stone with overlapping stones, divided into the districts of Monti and Aia Piccola

    Locorotondo

    The toponym recalls the characteristic shape of the historic center, a set of small white houses arranged in concentric rings.

    Cisternino

    In the club of the most beautiful villages in Italy

    Quadrangular Norman-Swabian tower

    Worth tasting: the bombette (slices of veal with caciocavallo)

    White Cities and Nature Reserves Itinerary: Savelletri – Egnazia- Fasano – Dune Costiere Regional Natural Park – Ostuni – Ceglie Messapica – Carovigno – Torre Guaceto (tour of about 50 km)

    Savelletri

    Small fishing village known for the tasting of sea urchins

    18 hole golf course

 

Egnazia

Archaeological Park of Egnazia: inserted in a happy naturalistic-environmental context, it is one of the most interesting in Puglia. Mentioned by authors such as Pliny and Horace, the city had great importance in the ancient world due to its geographical position; thanks to the presence of the port and the Via Traiana, in fact, it was an active center of trade and commerce.

Fasano

Selva di Fasano: holm oaks, oaks and chestnuts

Zoo Safari

Torre Canne thermal baths

U’mbracchie, an ancient village with narrow alleys and lime-painted houses

Coastal Dunes Regional Natural Park

Trekking on foot, by bike, on horseback… .3 itineraries for more than 1000 hectares between Ostuni and Fasano.

Slow Food Presidium of Regina Tomato and Senatore Cappelli wheat

Ostuni

so-called “The White” for its lime-painted houses, whose historic center appears at the top like a mirage of very white light

Museum of Preclassical Civilizations of Southern Murgia (cast of a pregnant woman who lived 25,000 years ago, found in the cave of Santa Maria di Agnano)

Cathedral with 24-spoke rose window

Ceglie Messapica

Palaces, portals and coats of arms up to the Ducal Castle

Carovigno

Dentice di Frasso Castle

Torre Guaceto

Marine Protected Area and Nature Reserve, with alternating coastlines, wetlands, dense Mediterranean scrub, coves and dunes up to 15 meters high

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