From archeological excavations to ancient dolmens
The historical center is characterized by alleys, white walls, arches and small squares. The ancient walls still preserve the Torrione delle Fogge, once one of the entrances to the city.
In the neighboring areas you will not want to miss the archeological excavations of Egnazia and the Zoosafari, the biggest faunistic park of Italy. Also, don’t miss the dolmen of Montalbano, which dates back to the Bronze Age, around the 2000-1500 BC, and which is still intact.
Along the highway 16, close to a “lama” (a groove which is typical of the karstic territory) and nearby a masseria, rises Tempietto di Seppanibbale, dating back IX century and realized with big blocks of local stone. In the inside it preserves a notable series of frescoes of Langobard age.
- “Giuseppe Andreassi” National archeological Museum of Egnazia
- Archeological park of Egnazia
Distance from Martina Franca: 18km – 20 minutes