Valle d’Itria (2015-09-07-12)

October 28th, 2015 § 0 comments

Valle d’Itria is a region in Puglia famous for the trullo dwellings (more about them in this post), olives and wines (surprisingly: white ones and not the red primitivo and nero d’avola for which the Southern regions of Salento and Manduria are famous).  The official website of the Itria Valley is http://www.valleditria.it/.

Locorotondo is a town in the Itria Valley in the province of Bari with a circular historical centre (hence the name: loco rotondo – the round place). It is a calm place with whitewash houses and narrow streets. The last two pics show a festival of Apulian food which takes place in Locorotondo every September. The official website of the Locorotondo municipality is: http://www.comune.locorotondo.ba.it/comune-di-locorotondo

Martina Franca is famous for its Martina Franca DOC wines and for the Baroque old town. The official website of the Martina Franca municipality: http://www.comunemartinafranca.gov.it/index.php?lang=en

Ostuni is situated on a hill just around eight kilometres from the Adriatic coast and is an architectural masterpiece, with practically all buildings built from white stone and painted with bright white paint. It is thus often referred to as La Città Bianca (“the White Town” in Italian). The official website of the Ostuni municipality: http://www.comune.ostuni.br.it/.

Pilone is a fantastic beach just a couple of kilometres from the town of Fasano.

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