Duration: 4 hours
Language: Italian, English
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.
A trip that will unveil you the 2 “jewels” in the Itria Valley (Valle d’Itria) Alberobello and Locorotondo.
The Historic Center of Alberobello is one of the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES thanks to his Trulli (traditional drystone huts) (more than 1.400): a unique example of architecture that uses drystone walling construction (made without mortar) for their unusual conical roof that still survive and are in use today since past centuries.
Many of them are still used as homes meanwhile other as Restaurants, shops, or small accommodations. A tour where you can discover the story of the Trulli, their architecture, the mysteries and the decorations present on the keystones.
During our tour we will visit two of the oldest neighborhoods: Aia Piccola and Monti. It’s also possible to visit the Trullo Sovrano (National monument), today hosting a museum that will help us understand their way of living back days and the furnishing inside a typical Trullo.
On our way to Martina Franca will stop to enjoy the amazing view of Locorotondo (called for its rotund town center) and visit this unique district (added on the list MOST BEAUTIFULL DISTRICTS OF ITALY) renowned for the wine e white houses with typical roof “a pignon”or “a cummersa” (the” cummerse” is another type of architecture made with drystone. )
Locorotondo received the Orange Flag award (as a recognition for the quality and beauty of its territory) from the Italian Touring Club.
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
- Museum tickets and attractions: Trullo Sovrano (1.50 €)
- All other voices not included in “ the price includes”
Some ideas for a different itinerary
It is also possible to extend or modify our tour, with a pit stop to a local restaurant, take cooking lessons, visit local companies and do some wine tasting, extra virgin olive oil tasting, cheese tasting, capocollo salami from Martina Franca, Biscotto from Ceglie ( Ceglie Biscuits) any many other local products, a tour guide to Martina Franca, Cisternino, Castellana Grotte, Noci, Ceglie, Messapica, Ostuni, and many others.