Grottaglie, Massafra

Artisan village par excellence and the capital of Apulian ceramics. Vases, capasoni, plates, quartane and glasses are to be found anywhere: in the courtyards, on walls, terraces, and even roofs. Not only do they make the village unique, but also represent scenarios, backdrops, architectures covering the buildings, on which the large 14th century castle of Taranto's bishops stands, as in a fairy tale.

By walking on the ridge of the ravine of San Marco, a view of 16th-19th century Massafra meets the eye of the beholder, with the Municipal Hall, the Clock Tower, the old theatre, the esplanade of the no-longer extant Church of Santa Maria and Convento dei Riformati, shops and clubs, and, last but not least, the beautiful view offered by the Church of San Benedetto, a witness of a light and airy late Baroque style.