I have prepared for you a detailed guide to what to do and see in Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Cisternino lies in the heart of the beautiful Itria Valley in Puglia in the province of Brindisi, in an area called Murgia dei trulli. In fact, it is surrounded by green countryside full of centuries-old olive trees, vineyards and old trulli, making this wonderful village a popular destination for travelers from all over the world. It is also famous for its incredible food and wine and for the spontaneous architecture of its historic center; the latter, with its 5 neighborhoods of Bère Vècchie, Scheledd, u Pantène, L'Isule and U BBùrie (built outside the Angevin walls), has managed to retain its old Oriental charm over time. Regardless of the time of year, strolling through its streets gives well-being and relaxation. You will find tree-lined alleys everywhere, small squares where you can breathe in the scent of barbecued meat, white houses leaning against each other, stately palaces, stone masks and characteristic stairways engraved with famous phrases.In addition, since 2021, you can also find numerous swings of all types and sizes. That’s why this town is also called "The Rocking Village". And it doesn't end there! Cisternino in addition to being one of the "most beautiful villages in Italy", adheres to "Green Flag Agriculture", "Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club" and is part of the international network of "Slow Cities". Table of Contents What to see in Cisternino Visit Cisternino and its surroundings What to do in Cisternino Local food and wine Most important events How to get to Cisternino This village has a very ancient history dating back to the Paleolithic era and, over time, has undergone several names. The name Cisternino is
I have prepared for you a detailed guide to what to do and see in Cisternino, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Bari is one of the most enchanting historic cities in Italy, offering a wealth of attractions even if you have limited time. This guide will help you explore the city and make the most of your one-day visit. We are in Bari, one of the most important cities in Puglia, and a must-see destination due to its wealth of art, architecture, historic buildings, churches, cathedrals and city markets. The city has a long history, it is very ancient, dating back to the 10th century B.C. when it was founded by the Peucezi (or Peuceti) people, one of the three main tribal groups that formed the Iapigi people in the region of Puglia. According to legend, the founder of Bari was Iapige, son of Daedalus, the builder of the famous labyrinth. This is why Apulia is originally named "Iapigia." In those days, the name of Bari was "Bayrìa" which means "house building," "township." Later, the names changed to "Barion" and "Barium" (Latin name), from which Bari then originated. Bari is also known as the "Gateway to the East", a nickname that reflects its historical importance as a meeting point between East and West during periods of intense trade. This is because Bari, already a major port in the time of the Peucezians, became one of the most important ports of the Byzantine Empire. Table of contents What to see in Bari, in one day Top things to do in Bari Main events How to get to Bari Over the centuries, many other peoples have left their mark on the city's history. Bari owes its charm also to its long tradition of being dominated by various civilizations, including the Romans, the Byzantines, the Lombards, the Normans and Swabians, the Saracens, the Spanish, the Austrians, the Bourbons... That’s
Bari is one of the most enchanting historic cities in Italy, offering a wealth of attractions even if you have limited time. This guide will
Let's discover together the best food in Lecce, not to be missed during your holiday! The city of Lecce (also called “the lady of the baroque”) is described as a veritable open-air museum. Strolling through the streets of its historical center, one is lucky enough to admire majestic Baroque architecture, impressive religious monuments and incredible squares. In addition to its cultural richness and crystal-clear sea, this city is also known and appreciated for its exceptional food and wine. The local cuisine is characterized by poor but genuine ingredients from both the sea and the land, capable of offering unique and decisive flavors to its dishes. This is why very often travelers, when they visit Lecce and its surroundings, choose to take home as souvenirs some typical specialties such as taralli, orecchiette, extra virgin olive oil, frisa and wines to remind them of the area. Table of Contents What to eat in Lecce Lecce and Salento wines Events to taste typical Lecce dishes Have I made your mouth water? Then follow me, because in this article I am going to list some of the best typical dishes from Lecce that you absolutely must not miss during your holiday through typical trattorias, farms and tasty street food! 👇 🧳 Travel and savor Lecce with Italia Delight! What to eat in Lecce [ back to menu ] Would you like to savor everything that the city of Lecce and its surroundings have to offer? Then you're reading the article that's right for you! Together we will discover everything you need to know about the best dishes of Lecce cuisine, from their origins to their preparation and lesser-known curiosities. 1. Ciceri and tria This is a typical Salento dish whose basic ingredients are chickpeas from
Let’s discover together the best food in Lecce, not to be missed during your holiday! The city of Lecce (also called “the lady of
Discover what to see in the Valle d'Itria and what to do in this beautiful corner of Puglia between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, renowned for its hilly landscapes, trulli and masserias, historic villages, and more. First of all, let's geolocalise the territory. So, the Itria Valley, also known as the "valley of the trulli", is located in the heart of Puglia, between the provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto, in an area of about 1,200 square kilometres that coincides with the southern part of the Murge plateau. The towns belonging to the area are Alberobello, Locorotondo and Noci, in the province of Bari; Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino, Martina Franca, Fasano, Ostuni, in the province of Brindisi; Grottaglie and Martina Franca, in the province of Taranto. Specifically, the Itria Valley identifies the countryside between Martina Franca, Locorotondo and Cisternino. It is in these villages that you will see the famous buildings and houses with white walls. Indeed, white in Apulia is the predominant colour used for various reasons, to keep out the summer heat and to maintain the hygiene attributed to lime from ancient times, when the plague was rampant. Since then, lime has taken on this value that has persisted over time, also as a matter of stylistic homogeneity. Table of Contents What to see in Itria Valley Visiting Itria Valley and surroundings What to do in Itria Valley Top events How to get to Itria Valley Visiting the Itria Valley means choosing a much-loved destination, for both Italian and foreign tourists, and for many aspects: for its historical and cultural heritage; for the beauty of its villages and its atmosphere; for its immense natural landscapes populated by expanses of vineyards and centuries-old olive groves on red soil; and for the traditions that come alive in
Discover what to see in the Valle d’Itria and what to do in this beautiful corner of Puglia between the Adriatic and Ionian seas, renowned
Discover with us what to do in the beautiful town of Martina Franca, a Baroque brushstroke in the heart of the Itria Valley Visiting Martina Franca, in the southern part of the province of Taranto, is certainly one of the things you must do on a trip to Apulia. The beautiful town is the heart of the Itria Valley, a Baroque gem in the southern Murgia beloved not only by the Apulians but also by travellers arriving here from all over. Martina Franca has plenty of things to do and visit. You can immerse yourself in breathtaking natural landscapes and admire baroque palaces whose architecture is so peculiar that it gave rise to the Italian expression 'Barocco Martinese' (translatable as “the Baroque typical of Martina Franca”). Table of content What to see in Martina Franca, baroque gem of the Itria Valley Basilica of San Martino and the MuBa Museum The Churches The Palazzo Ducale of Martina Franca The Noble Palaces Porta Santo Stefano The Palazzo dell’Università and the Civic Tower with the clock The La Lama district The Trulli of Itria Valley What to see in the surroundings of Martina Franca? Things to do in Martina Franca What to eat The events How to get there The beauty of Martina Franca, however, is not limited to its architecture and natural landscapes. The town is in fact rich in history, art and culture, and also boasts a very rich food and wine tradition. Located on a plateau 400 metres above sea level, the location is even more fascinating. Not to mention that, to put a modern face on the town, actor Beppe Convertini and dancer and presenter Rossella Brescia were born right here! From a historical point of view, the name of this town also has very ancient
Discover with us what to do in the beautiful town of Martina Franca, a Baroque brushstroke in the heart of the Itria Valley Visiting
If you too never know what to eat on holiday, follow me through this guide and I will make you taste the best Puglia food specialities, not to be missed! From the spur of Italy to the Salento peninsula, Puglia offers lush countryside, unique beaches and dreamy villages. There are many reasons to visit this beautiful area, but among them you cannot forget the rich traditional Apulian cuisine: a reflection of the variety of the region, resulting from a long gastronomic tradition. Various peoples have succeeded one another in this region, starting with the Greeks and the Romans, up to the Normans, the Swabians and the Habsburg of Spain: each of them has certainly played a fundamental role in shaping the gastronomy of Apulia, some adding an ingredient, some a recipe. There are many typical Apulian dishes, but they all originate from a few main ingredients, simple and of great quality, such as extra virgin olive oil, cereals, legumes, cheeses and vegetables. These raw materials are the basis of the typical Apulian cuisine, made up from genuine but tasty flavours typical of the Mediterranean diet. Puglia's specialities are highly appreciated by travellers, both because they easily being sold as street food, such as panzerotti, and because they are among the top souvenirs to take home, such as the orecchiette di Bari vecchia or the typical friselle. Its flavours and characteristics have made Puglia food unforgettable and widely known even outside the region: this popularity has been helped by starred chefs such as Angelo Sabatino and Antonella Ricci, food bloggers such as “I Magistà” and even film personalities. In fact, the famous actor Lino Banfi has opened a restaurant in the capital that is entirely based on the “Made in Puglia” theme and he is also responsible for the line
If you too never know what to eat on holiday, follow me through this guide and I will make you taste the best Puglia food
Want to know what to see in Locorotondo? Follow me on this itinerary in Puglia to discover the small jewel near Bari and its surroundings! Located in the province of Bari, Locorotondo is a small municipality in the Itria Valley, on the Murgia plateau. In this territory, halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, the signs of agricultural work are clearly visible on the surrounding rural landscape: this, in fact, is rich in vineyards, olive groves and cultivated fields, all developed around small communities of trulli. Locorotondo owes its name to its main feature: the typical white houses in the centre, called “cummerse”, form concentric circles that get bigger and bigger as you move towards the outskirts. These houses, with their peculiar sloping roofs made of limestone slabs, are reminiscent of fairy tales and Nordic scenarios, the result of the ancient Swabian domination. Although the “chiancarelle”, the stones used for the roof, are the same, the cummerse have a rectangular structure quite different from the rounded structure of the Trulli of Alberobello; this allows them to create a unique landscape in the Trulli Valley. Table of Contents What to see in Locorotondo Visit Locorotondo & its surroundings What to do in Locorotondo? Events not to be missed How to get there Tradition and conviviality are the essence of this village, full of light-coloured paved alleys, common courtyards full of chairs and steps, and flower-filled balconies. Depending on the time of your visit, you can admire different decorations, from fragrant flowers to aerial displays in the streets of the centre. Moreover, the presence of several viewpoints inside and outside the town will allow you to admire the Itria Valley and Locorotondo in all their splendour. Its countryside is criss-crossed by the DOC
Want to know what to see in Locorotondo? Follow me on this itinerary in Puglia to discover the small jewel near Bari and its surroundings!
Read our guide to discover what to see in Salento and what to do: the most dreamy and uncontaminated beaches, ancient villages full of history and art, excursions, events, food and wine tastings. Salento, also known as the "heel of Italy’s boot", stretches about 50 km along the Ionian and Adriatic coasts and is divided into Upper Salento and Lower Salento. The Upper Salento stretches along the Ionian coast including the provinces of Lecce and Brindisi. It is famous for its small ancient villages such as Gallipoli, Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca. The Lower Salento, on the other hand, includes the province of Taranto and stretches along the Adriatic coast. It is characterised by wilder landscapes, rocks and natural caves. Both are famous for wine and olive oil production, as well as traditional cuisine. There are many things to see in Salento. If you are here for a short holiday, or if you have more time to spend, consider an itinerary that takes you to the most beautiful art cities and beaches, but also to the typical masserie, the Dolmen, (prehistoric funerary monuments built between 4000 and 2500 B.C.) and the trulli, the characteristic cone-shaped stone buildings. 🧳 Travel and savour Salento with Italia Delight! The beauty of the Salento is also appreciated by foreigners. Among them, the multi-award-winning British actress, Helen Mirren, aspires to live here. She and her husband bought a masseria in Tiggiano, a tiny town in the heart of Salento, not far from the picturesque Capo di Leuca. So come on, we are ready to explore these small ancient villages bordering the sea and deserve a visit. Follow us to discover the best attractions in Salento to enjoy a unique experience you can remember even after years. The reason why it makes
Read our guide to discover what to see in Salento and what to do: the most dreamy and uncontaminated beaches, ancient villages full of history
Here is the complete guide with the best things to see and do in Alberobello and all the information for an unforgettable trip. Today we take you with us to Alberobello, a charming town in the province of Bari, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Located in the heart of the Itria Valley and the Murgia dei Trulli, Alberobello is a place you should absolutely visit, if you are planning a holiday in Puglia. When? Alberobello is a destination for any time of year: beautiful in spring, evocative under the snow, unforgettable at Christmas, perhaps a little too crowded in the high summer season. It is perfect for a day trip or as a base from which to explore its interesting surroundings, filled with art, culture, food and wine, but also with natural beauty and moments of absolute relaxation. Table of Contents Visiting Alberobello in 1 day Origin of the Trulli & Curiosities What to see in the surroundings Food and wine Shopping and Handicrafts Alberobello by night Top Events How to get to Alberobello Also suitable for children, it offers many unique views and vantage points for photography enthusiasts. And if you love cinema, well, all you have to do is read on! 😉 🧳 Travel and savour Alberobello with Italia Delight! What to see in and around Alberobello town centre In this guide, we will offer you a complete itinerary to visit Alberobello and its famous trulli, all in one day: with a two-hour walk, you can see the most important monuments of this enchanting village and taste its specialities. On the other hand, if you have more time at your disposal and, in addition to visiting the Trulli of
Here is the complete guide with the best things to see and do in Alberobello and all the information for an unforgettable trip. Today
Visit Manduria between history, wonderful beaches, top food and Primitivo wine! If you still don't know the “heart of Salento”, now it’s time to plan a trip to the “Land of Primitivo red wine”. Manduria is an Apulian town that absolutely deserves to be visited at least once in a lifetime! In this article, you will discover everything you could see, do and taste in this fascinating town, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards overlooking the sea. Manduria, in fact, is famous for its 18 kilometres of coastline where beaches of unique beauty are interspersed with ancient watchtowers. But it is also a place of historical interest, as it was one of the main centres of the Messapic civilisation, traces of which can still be admired today in the Archaeological Park. We are sure you will love wandering around the narrow streets of its historic centre and visiting its monuments and suggestive views, as well as enjoying its specialities in the many restaurants and wine cellars in the area. 🧳 Travel and savour Salento with Italia Delight! A summer destination par excellence, Manduria actually offers excellent opportunities for leisure and relaxation throughout the year. Just an hour's drive from Taranto, Lecce and Brindisi, Manduria is the ideal place to visit either for a day trip or as a base to see its interesting surroundings. In short, one thing is certain: you will be spoilt for choice, if you decide to visit Manduria! Table of Contents What to see in Manduria What to do in the evening & taste What to visit near Manduria Events not to be missed How to get to Manduria The origins of its name Located in the highest part of Salento, in the province of Taranto, Manduria is also
Visit Manduria between history, wonderful beaches, top food and Primitivo wine! If you still don’t know the “heart of Salento”, now it’s time to
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