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ITINERARY 2: ITRIA VALLEY AND MURGIA DEI TRULLI

ITINERARY 2: ITRIA VALLEY AND MURGIA DEI TRULLI

Not far from Andria, between Bari, Taranto and Brindisi, lies the Itria Valley, an expanse of olive trees and vineyards, with groves of oaks, where are the undisputed symbol conical roofs of the trulli.

Not far from Bari, Cassano delle Murge, a small town, far from the tourist patterns to which we are accustomed, but an incomparable charm characterized by an old town made of stone-paved alleys.

These towns are really close to each other. You cross the beautiful historic center of Conversano, towards Castellana Grotte, whose fame is linked to the caves dug by a river and drawn from the forest of stalactites and stalagmites.

Go on towards Putignano and Gioia del Colle, famous for its Carnival and its dairy production, up to Nuts, with the most beautiful houses in white stone and residences stately.

World Heritage according to UNESCO, Alberobello is a veritable expanse of trulli, houses built in dry stone, with basic whitened with lime and roof-shaped cone made from stone. Alberobello is the only town in Puglia to preserve entire neighborhoods consist of trulli.

The valley is dominated from Martina Franca, with one of the most beautiful historical centers of the region, then head to Cisternino and Locorotondo, two of the places that has suffered the largest land appreciation in recent years, two villages characterized by white houses from ‘spontaneous architecture.

The itinerary ends in Monopoli and Polignano a Mare, rocky promontory overlooking the Adriatic.