The baroque city of Itria Valley.
The elegant Martina Franca is located on the hills of the Murgia plateau between the provinces of Taranto, Bari and Brindisi and is one of the most enchanting towns of Itria Valley. Thanks to its quaintly narrow streets and its unique Mediterranean atmosphere, the town attracts lots of tourists. It is known as the second baroque city of Puglia after Lecce. The regional delicacy is the capocollo of Martina Franca, made with local pork and cured according to tradition, matured and smoked with thyme, rosemary and Fragno wood. This product has received the Slow Food seal.
Since 1975, the town has hosted the summer Opera Festival, named the “Festival della Valle d’Itria“, one of the most famous baroque music festival of the world.
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The archaeological site of Egnatia, the ancient Gnathia, is situated in a beautiful natural environment. The site is characterized by a read more
The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, read more
Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert ... read more
In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more
Visiting a traditional olive oil mill, we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, ... read more
Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local ... read more
A "Fornello Pronto" is a butchers’ shop with a dining area where the meat is cooked in wooden-fired stone ovens. The hometown of ... read more
We will hike about 2/3 hours (depending on you preparation) and we will admire the beautiful Apulian countryside with ancient olive ... read more
We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more
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Thank you for arranging our 3 days of tours. We had specific requests/itinerary and possibly a busier itinerary than many people would want but nothing was too much trouble. Michele... read more
This was my third visit to Apulia region and all three times I used services of Apulia Slow Travel. Due to my obligations I can only find a few days... read more
We did an 8 day tour in July which totally exceeded our expectations. From the initial multiple communications about planning to tailor the trip to our interests, to the flawless... read more
Michele and Manuel were our tour guides in the Puglia region for a couple of days and we were picked up in a large and comfortable mini-van. The tour was... read more
I found it very exciting to tour all around Puglia, Bari and Alberobello. Michele and Emmanuele,they were our tour guides. They are always capable of explaining the history of he... read more
We booked our tour kind of last minute and we had a very limited time since it was a cruise stop in Bari. We got greeted and picked up from... read more