Martina Franca, Alberobello, Locorotondo
Martina Franca is a unique example of a specific type of Baroque, a light and sober late Baroque, in which the art of stonecutting and wrought iron emerge in their outstanding beauty and their dynamism, enchanting visitors along with the city's history, art, economy, musical tradition, in whose connection the yearly Valle d'Itria Festival is the feather in the area's cap.
Unanimously regarded as the capital of Trulli (typical small round stone houses with conical roofs), Alberobello is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque villages in the world.
Not to be missed: Rione Monti with its 1,000 Trulli, Trullo Sovrano (two storeys), Trullo Siamese, made up of two adjoining cones, and the sanctuary, visited by pilgrims coming from all over Apulia.
Located in the Itria valley, at the centre of the Trulli area, it takes its name from its urban structure, marked by a specific type of dwelling, of circular shape. Its countryside is on the contrary disseminated with characteristic dwellings, usually known by the name of Trulli, locally called "casedde".