Discovering the Itria Valley, along scenic roads that wind through fields filled with olive groves, almond orchards and typical buildings in the trullo.
Itria Valley (in Italian: Valle d’Itria) is an area located in Apulia (in Italian: Puglia) region, in Southern Italy.
The towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino overlook Itria Valley. “Valley” is an inaccurate term, because Itria Valley has not the typical conformation of mountain area valleys: it is just a depression due to karstic phenomena.
Locorotondo is listed as one of most beautiful villages in Italy. The city is known for its wines and for its circular structure which is now a historical center, from which derives its name, which means “Round place”. It is located in south-east Murgia, deep in the Itria Valley, dotted with white prehistoric roundhouses called trulli.
The Locorotondo countryside is an example of an area of dispersed settlements (jazzelere) and has an abundance of trulli dwellings which were built around a communal area called “jazzile”. This settlement pattern is due in large part to emphyteutic leases, particularly in the 19th century for the development of vineyards.
Cisternino sits in a historic zone of Itria Valley (in Italian: Valle d’Itria), known for its prehistoric conical, dry stone roundhousess called trulli, which are preserved under UNESCO safeguards due to their cultural significance, dry stone walls (muretti a secco), and its fertile soil which makes it the home of the Salento wine region. In 2014, Cisternino was declared the cittaslow city of the year
Ostuni is one of the most beautiful and famous towns in Apulia. Its unique historic town, called “Città Bianca” (the Italian for “white town”), its monuments, its baroque-style churches, are examples of the great architecture and culture that characterizes this part of South Italy.
Martina Franca town has a particularly beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets.
NOTE: This tour will start and finish in Alberobello
- meeting with our guide at the selected place
- Locorotondo: picturesque village with narrow streets and tiny balconies decorated with geraniums
- Martina Franca: elegant town with numerous Baroque buildings
- free time for lunch (NOT included; possibility to book a lunch in a typical restaurant or “masseria”, on request)
- Ostuni: famous for its white painted houses and the marvelous view on the sea and olive trees
- return to the initial point
- the tour includes rural routes and stops for taking pictures
- transportation by modern vans
- What’s included:
- bilingual guide during the whole tour;
- transportation by car or van depending on the number of participants;
- the tickets for the mentioned sites;
- tips, meals and anything not mentioned at the point “What’s included”.
- Available: on request
- Starting at: on request
- Duration: 4/5 hours
- Persons: a maximum of 8 pax.
- Price per person: 1 pax € 390,00; 2 pax € 195,00; 3 pax € 130,00; 4-6 pax € 100,00; 7-8 pax € 55,00.