The city of the Trulli
City if the Itria Valley and of the Murgia area of the Trulli. This city is renowned for its characteristic dwellings called “Trulli”, that from the 5th of December 1996 are part of the UNESCO Heritage and within the World Heritage List, with the following reasons: “exceptional typology, continuity of housing, survival of a prehistoric building culture…”
In particular, the Rione Monti and the Aia Piccola represent the most suggestive and ancient districts of the town. Today the area of Rione Monti is dedicated to business activities, whereas the Rione Aia Piccola has preserved its traditional residences: here it is possible to completely immerse oneself in the history and ancient traditions of this town. Do not miss the “Trulli Siamesi” and the “Trullo Sovrano”, the last one representing the greatest design capacity reached in a Trullo and, at the same time, it introduces a new a new building phase that includes the use of mortar.
- Trulli (Trulli Siamesi and Trullo Sovrano)
- “Casa Rossa”, the Red House, Museum-Memorial of the Holocaust in the South
- Shrine of the S.S. Medici
- Antonio’s Church
Distance from Martina Franca: 17km – 20 minutes