Duration: 4 hours (tastings are excluded from the duration)

Available: All year round from Monday to Sunday

Departure: Directly from the hotel

Arrival: Directly to the hotel

Means of transportation: Car or minivan

Grade of difficulty: Low

Tour type: art and history, culture and traditions, nature and gastronomy.

Tour description:

Martina Franca is one of the most important cities of Itria Valley (also known as the Trulli’s Murgia, thanks to this great example of architecture that uses drystone walling construction (made without mortar) with unusual conical roof).

We’ll visit the old town filled with Baroque buildings and churches, the sumptuous Palazzo Ducale , with amazing rooms artfully painted and the museum of the peasants culture. We will discover the legend of San Martino (Saint Martin) and the mendicant.

We will learn the production techniques and taste an extraordinary product, Capocollo di Martina (DOP and Slow Food Association product) and other cold cuts.

At the end of the tour we’ll visit Cisternino: a unique district (added on the list MOST BEAUTIFULL DISTRICTS OF ITALY) awarded with an Orange Flag as a recognition for the quality and beauty of its territory by the Italian Touring Club.

We will take a stroll down the old town to admire the beautiful white houses, the Clock Tower and the main Church where is preserved one of the most precious sculptures of the Apulian Renaissance: Madonna con bambino e Offerenti (Madonna with child and tenderers) or (Madonna del Cardellino, 1517) (Madonna of the Goldfinch, 1517)

The price includes:  

  • Private car transfer with driver for half/all day (from 4/8 hours)
  • Professional tourist guide for half/ all day (from 4/8 hours)

Not included in the price:

  • Meals and tastings
  • Visit to the salami producer and tasting of Capocollo di Martina, and other cold cuts, taralli and wine: 8 € per person
  • All other voices not included in “the price includes”

Some ideas for a different itinerary

Is also possible to extend or modify our tour with a break in a local restaurant (Martina Franca and Cisternino are well known for their grilled sausages and meat rolls), a cooking lesson, visit local companies and do some wine tasting, extra virgin olive oil tasting, cheese tasting and other dairy products, a guided tour in Alberobello (UNESCO HERITAGE and it’s Trulli), Locorotondo (and its round town center), Noci (to taste the best sandwich of Italy made with Slow Food Products), Ostuni(the White city), Ceglie Messapica (the temple of the Apulian cuisine), Castellana Grotte (with it’s amazing caves).