Among the most beautiful villages of Italy
Its name already indicates the characteristic circular shape of the historical center of this town, risen around the year thousand and constituted by a series of huts that the local agricultures build on the top of the hill, among which we mention the typical “cummerse”, little houses with pitched roof.
Among the dwellings of the historical center stand out the steeples of the many churches of the town, such as Chiesa dell’Addolorata, Chiesa dello Spirito Santo, the San Nicola Church, the San Rocco Church and the Church dedicated to Madonna della Catena. Inside the Church of Santa Maria della Greca, a Renaissance polyptych dedicated to the Madonna delle Rose and the sculpture group of St. George on horse are preserved. From Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, where two imposing pillars identify Porta Napoli, a path stretches from the little municipal palace, today municipal library (end of the ‘700), through the baroque Palazzo Morelli, with its splendid gate and the balconies with railings in a particular wrought iron (named “goose breast”), to the Chiesa Madre.
Locorotondo is awarded with the Orange Flag, brand of high quality tourism and environment, conferred by Touring Club Italiano and dedicated to the small towns of the hinterland that stand out for their excellent offer and for their quality hospitality.
- Madre di San Giorgio Church
- Madonna della Greca Church
- Palazzo Morelli
- Ecomuseo of the Itria Valley
Distance from Martina Franca: 7km – 10 minutes