Itria Valley and Surroundings Areas
This fairy tale valley, with bucolic, gentle slopes of tilled land, sits protected by a ring of remarkably well-preserved ancient towns. Here you will discover the foundations of the tradition of rural architecture, born from the happy marriage between man’s ingenuity and the limestone – a plentiful, local natural resource. "Stone architecture" here means Trulli, fortified farms ("masserias"), and dry-stone walls. Our itinerary will take you through the villages that contour the small paradise of Itria Valley.
Alberobello, Martina Franca, Locorotondo
Ostuni, Cisternino and its surroundings
Polignano a Mare, Monopoli, Conversano
Do not miss a visit to Polignano a Mare, a tiny Medieval town perched on the edge of an ancient river bed. We enter the town through the imposing historic Gate and follow the meandering alleys as they open onto terraces spectacularly overhanging the sea. From here we can reach Monopoli by walking along a rocky coastline that gives way to a series of sandy inlets and beautiful coves. Monopoli was developed in the Middle Age on a prehistoric settlement, and today boasts a still-vibrant urban center, with thriving sea-based economy. Riding a bicycle we can lead you along gently rolling hills to Conversano, a town well-worth visiting for its rich mixture of art and history.