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Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

1. Martina Franca: Wine & Local Products Tasting

Experience a multisensory, immersive wine tasting in Martina Franca, perfect for wine lovers. This wine tasting combines the wine-making history of the region with a tasting of three special wines accompanied by typical local delicacies. Enjoy your wines and local foods tasting at a winery and vineyard that offer scenic views of the land. Be surrounded by olive oil trees, dry-wall stones, and the vast vineyard. Discover all the secrets of one of the oldest wineries in the area of the Itria Valley of the Apulia region. Learn everything there is to know about the colorful vineyards, production processes, and bottling.

Bari: Puglia’s Itria Valley Full-Day Guided Tour

2. Bari: Puglia’s Itria Valley Full-Day Guided Tour

Full day guided tour with licensed tour guide in Itria Valley, in the heart of Puglia. The guided tour start in Locorotondo from piazza Vittorio Emanuele square, where two 19th century big pillars mark the old Porta Napo¬li, you can follow a long path where you can see buildings such as the former Town hall, today the Communal Library from the end of the 18th century, the baroque Palazzo Morelli with its splendid portal and small balconies with wrought iron railings and, up ahead, the Mother Church. Pretty white buildings, coloured with blood red geraniums and other flowers coming out of every corner and nook, Locorotondo is a very charming village! After Locorotondo the guided tour continues in Martina Franca, famous for its many buildings in Baroque and Rococo style. The tour starts from Piazza XX Settembre and Gate Santo Stefano to Piazza Roma where we’ll visit the fountain of the Dolphins and the Palazzo Ducale from the particular eighteenth century frescoes and stately rooms. Then, we walking among the alleys of the old town, we’ll arrive in Piazza del Plebiscito and visit the baroque basilica dedicated to St. Martin, exceptional example of Baroque architecture, the building of the University and the Clock Tower. The Martina Franca tour ends with a visit to the Immaculate Square and its famous esedra, the chapel of St. Nicholas of the Greeks, and finally the church of San Domenico. The tour end in Cisternino, amazing and unforgettable through its wonderful atmosphere, great views of the Itria Valley below, cute old buildings and very friendly people. During the tour we’ll visit the church of San Nicola, known as the Mother Church, was built in the 12th century over the previous 8th century Basilian church, whose foundations remain. Along the way we’ll visit the Norman-Svevian tower was built in the 11th century by the Normans, and is 17 meters tall. It was largely rebuilt in the late 14th century and was remodeled several times in subsequent periods. Stop at the beautiful view overlooking the entire Itria’s valley, a wonderful skyline of the valley with trulli and olive trees.

Martina Franca: Baroque and Rococo Architecture Walking Tour

3. Martina Franca: Baroque and Rococo Architecture Walking Tour

Martina Franca is one of the most important towns in the Itria Valley. It is famous for its festivals and multiple buildings in the Baroque and Rococo style. The tour starts from Piazza XX Settembre and Gate Santo Stefano then heads to Piazza Roma, where you will visit the fountain of the dolphins. See Palazzo Ducale with its 18th-century frescoes and stately rooms. Walk through the alleys of the old town and arrive in Piazza del Plebiscito. Here, you will visit the basilica dedicated to St. Martin, an exceptional example of Baroque architecture. The tour ends with a visit to the Immaculate Square, the Chapel of St. Nicholas of the Greeks, and finally the Church of San Domenico.

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What people are saying about Martina Franca

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Fairly short info and a tour with a good guide. Possibly you would have been given the opportunity to ask some questions, it was not opened for that. The tasting was easy and nice with very good wines + snacks in an incredibly nice environment. (The house mascot cat that followed us around was the icing on the cake). Fitted us perfectly!

Tried 5 different amazing wines and learned a lot about the process of wine making and the history behind Pastini’s family tradition. Will hopefully be back someday

The tour gave a small but general insight into the history of Martina Franca and the 2 hours were a nice birthday present.

A somewhat short tour by an enthusiastic and involved young lady. Wines were very tasty, we also ordered wine here.