A holiday in the Itria Valley... Ten tips from RaroVillas of places to visit and things to do to maximise your time and experience of the Itria Valley.

1. Stroll through the little streets of Alberobello with its small shops, housed in the trulli, which is an ancient village: where the craftsmen work by hand their products and narrate fantastic stories. 

2. Face the "promenade" of Locorotondo, the view is not only on a stretch of water, but there is  a panoramic view of the Itria Valley. On a sunny day or a clear night, you ill hear the poetry of the sea, something you will not regret. 

3. Visit the historical center of Martina Franca, to admire the baroque of S. Martino and the charm of the Palazzo Ducale. It is an absolute must not to leave the country without having tasted the traditional Capocollo di Martina Franca DOP with a good glass of Puglian red wine. 

4. Taste the grilled meat in Cisternino, especially the unmissable "bombette", heritage of mangereccia humanity. 

5. Arrive in the small village of Ceglie Messapica, with whitewashed houses and narrow, winding streets with its characteristic "chianche" paving. Then stop on a bench and taste "U'Piscquett'l" the delicious cigliese almond paste biscuit. 

6. Explore Valle d'Itria countryside during your holiday, with alternating green stretches and dry stone walls to traditional farms: an excursion that will remain in your mind and heart for a long time .

7. Enter the Nature Reserve of Bosco delle Pianelle, near Martina Franca, within its wild flora lives weasels, badgers, and foxes. Among the ravines, the Grotta del Sergente Romano stands out, probably a refuge for the last brigand of Apulia. 

8. Sleep in a trullo, in summer as its structure remains fresh. It is of course a truly unique experience. 

9. Spend a day in a farmhouse/Masseria to see how a product is born and immediately after tasting it at the table you will understand this priceless experience. 

10. Get lost in the alleys of the historic center of Locorotondo, you need to keep your eyes upwards to see where the "cummerse" ends (characteristic sloping roofs of the houses), especially those of Locorotondo. 

It's all possible when you visit Valle d'Itria!

 Do you have any other suggestions of things to do and see during a holiday in Itria Valley?


  • Marina 19 October, 2018

    I really liked dancing the Taranta in Lecce! I really look forward to come back again to eat the orecchiette, taralli, mozzarella, olives and focaccia. Mmmmm,

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