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Valle d'Itria Tour (Locorotondo, Ostuni & Martina Franca)

Departure guaranteed Tuesday Thursday Saturday upon reservation.

Code: EXP-19

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DESCRIPTION

Locorotondo is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, in the heart of Valle d’Itria. Its name reveals the round shape of the old town, made of small, sloping-roof houses called “Cummerse”. Locorotondo is the most beautiful balcony of the Murgia dei Trulli and from its “belvedere”, you can admire an extraordinary territory rich in vineyards, dry-stone walls, Mediterranean woods, olive tree groves, farms, and so many trulloes. The historic town is graceful and intimate, from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele along which there are the Municipal Building (now the city Library), the baroque Palazzo Morelli, and the Mother Church.

After, visit to Ostuni, perched on three hills and called “the White City” because of the peculiar white lime washed houses of the old town. Visit to the old town with its 15th-century, Romanesque and Gothic Cathedral, and Piazza Beato Giovanni Paolo II (“piazzetta Cattedrale”) where the 18th-century buildings of Palazzo Vescovile and of the old Seminary face each other.

Martina Franca is located on the eastern hills of Murgia; the name of the city partly refers to San Martino, who saved the inhabitants from the enemy invasions and to the period during which Philip of Anjou gave his subjects exemptions (in Italian “franchigia”) on taxes. In the old town, there are examples of Baroque architecture in the Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo Martucci, Palazzo dell’Università, Palazzo Motolese, Palazzo Maggi, Palazzo Ancona and the magnificent Cathedral of San Martino with sculptures by Stefano da Putignano and Giuseppe Sammartino.
Visiting an oil mill in Puglia means to discover the roots and the beauty of this territory. An expert in extra virgin olive oil will let us discover the oil mill. Here, we will learn more about the machineries, techniques and production process of the Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVO), from ancient times to the present days. We will also observe all the bottling and packaging phases. The tour in the mill ends with the tasting of some extra virgin olive oils served with Apulian bread to exalt their flavour.

 

PLAN

09:00 a.m.
Meeting with the participants

09:30 a.m.
Guided tour in Locorotondo

10:30 a.m
Departure to Ostuni and tour in the White City

12:30 p.m.
Stop lunch and free time

01:30 p.m.
Departure to Martina Franca

02:00 p.m.
Visit of the city

04:00 p.m.
Visit and tasting in a hypogeum mill

05:00 p.m.
Return. End of the experience

THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • means of transport: Mercedes/Ford car or minivan
  • English/Italian Language guide
  • technical expert Evo oil
  • visit to a hypogeum mill
  • Evo oil tasting
  • insurance RC
  • TEDI assistance

 

WHERE

Meeting point: c/o hotel accomodation

 

TO REMEMBER

Experience guaranteed for min. 2 persons
Medium/low difficulty level – suitable for adults and children

Free Private Roundtrip transfer included, from the accommodation to the experience starting. Max range 40 km

On request:
Other days
Guide in a different language
Appetizer or lunch
Accident policy

For more information about terms and conditions, please click here

 

WHEN

Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday

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Valle d’Itria Tour (Locorotondo, Ostuni & Martina Franca)
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