Starting from Locobello to discover Puglia

Thanks to their strategic position, the Trulli Locobello are just a few kilometers from the most beautiful villages of the Valle d’Itria, first of all Locorotondo, then Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino, Ostuni.
On the Adriatic coast you will find the wonderful Polignano a Mare and the ancient Monopoli.
In about thirty minutes you can reach the beaches of the Ionian coast on one side and the Adriatic coast on the other.
And anyway you can’t be wrong: everything is wonderful in Valle d’Itria between centuries-old olive trees, dry stone walls and the countless trulli cones that soar into the sky, a unique panorama that only here you can find.

Locorotondo (4 km away)

On top of a hill overlooking the Itria Valley at 410 meters above sea level, it stands Locorotondo, a magnificent village, one of the most beautiful in Italy and it owes its name to the circular shape of its historic center.

Features of this village are the “cummerse” ancient and typical dwellings, white houses with sloping roof, covered with limestone slabs, the chiancarelle.

It is a wonder to get lost in its white alleys, always impeccable and well cared, in any season of the year.

Do not miss the “promenade” the road that runs along the outside of the historic center, a real viewpoint over the Val d’Itria, with a breathtaking view of the vineyards surrounding the village, from which the homonymous wine is produced.

Alberobello (6 km away)

Alberobello was born on a hill about 420 meters above sea level, is known as the “capital of the trulli” there are more than 1,500 in its historic center. 

The trulli: extraordinary evidence of dry stone construction in a circular shape, with the cone roof composed of slabs set in a dry. 

The most famous anecdote about the origin of the trulli takes us to the fifteenth century, when an edict of the Kingdom of Naples subjected to a tax every new construction. The landowners, in order to avoid the payment of duties, forced the peasants to build their houses “dry”, so that they were easy to demolish in case of checks. 

Alberobello is certainly one of the most picturesque villages in the world, walking through its alleys surrounded by trulli takes us into a fairytale world. 

The trulli of Alberobello have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. 

Martina Franca (9 km away)

Martina Franca is an elegant town located 431 meters above sea level, located in the southern part of the Murge plateau,  in the center of the Itria Valley.

Martina Franca is renowned for its baroque old town, the narrow and winding streets are full of charm, palaces with decorated facades and wrought iron balconies, baroque churches such as the majestic Basilica of San Martino overlooking the city.

Every summer, for over 40 years, Martina Franca has been the venue for the Festival della Valle d’Itria, a prestigious event dedicated to opera and classical music.

It is also worth mentioning the culinary excellence represented by Capocollo di Martina Franca.

Cisternino (14 km away)

Cisternino a small village overlooking the Itria Valley, in the Murgia of Trulli, a maze of narrow streets where the white dazzles the eye. 

It is a true example of spontaneous architecture, in which the development of the village was due to the necessity of social life and practical sense.

Do not miss a dinner of bombette or other traditional products in the typical “Fornelli”, places where meat is chosen directly from the butcher’s counter! 

Ostuni (32 km away)

Ostuni, the charming “White City”, famous for its narrow streets with buildings and houses of white lime, it stands on three hills at 299 meters above sea level at the end of the Murge.

The old town is a succession of alleys, courtyards and small squares all in the name of white. 

The views are not lacking, including a wonderful sea view! 

The origin of the city is ancient, it seems it was populated already in the Neolithic. 

Monopoli (28 km away)

Monopoli from the Greek monos and polis, means unique city and still holds true to its name. 

The city overlooks the Adriatic Sea, the old town is a succession of alleys and white houses that contrast with the blue of the sea, the imposing castle and the  surrounding walls highlight its medieval origin.

It is a seaside town, strongly linked to its port that has always characterized its development. 

The origin of the port probably dates back to the Messapian era of the fifth century B.C. 

Monopoli is developed in 15 km of rugged coastline where wonderful coves with crystal clear waters alternate with long sandy free beaches or equipped with many beach clubs that offer sunbeds, umbrellas and bars to enjoy the sea in comfort. 

Polignano a Mare (37 km away)

Polignano a Mare, an authentic jewel, stands on a rocky spur overlooking the Adriatic Sea. 

The old town is of medieval origin, but the origins of the city seem to date back to the Neolithic.

Its landscape made of stone houses that overlook the turquoise sea creates a truly suggestive environment. 

The coast is characterized by a high and indented coast that houses numerous sea caves and several coves called “lame”, the most famous is Lama Monachile, which is just a short walk from the historic center. 

On the seafront there is the statue of Domenico Modugno, illustrious citizen of Polignano, father of Italian singer-songwriters.

The beaches

The closest sea to the Trulli Locobello is the Adriatic Sea at about 22 km, where you will find Savelletri, a characteristic seaside village with a picturesque port. 

You can find both free beaches and equipped beaches. 

To the north of Savelletri there are also the beaches of the Capitolo, followed by the coves at the gates of Monopoli, such as Porto  Ghiacciolo, an inlet with free and equipped beach on a crystal clear sea. 

To the south of Savelletri you will find the beaches of Torre Canne where there is the Regional Natural Park of coastal dunes, continuing south you arrive at the Costa Merlata in the area of Ostuni. 

Then you reach the Torre Guaceto Reserve, a protected marine area, managed by the WWF characterized by high dunes and a beautiful sea. 

Wanting to reach the Ionian coast, the nearest beach is about 60 km away and it is the one of Marina di Pulsano, on the coastal strip of Salento with crystal clear and transparent sea. 

Other wonders not to be missed are:

Grotte di Castellana

The Caves of Castellana are a magical place for the whole family, there is a path of about 2 hours, between stalactites and stalagmites.

Piana degli Ulivi

The Piana degli Ulivi is an area that extends between Fasano, Ostuni, Carovigno and Monopoli with over 250 thousand secular and millenary olive trees, with plants that could be up to an estimated age of 3,000 years. 


Matera is the city of stones, it is a UNESCO site and it is built inside the stone. Matera is not part of Puglia, it is in Basilicata however it can not be missed because it’s one of the best places nearby. Matera is one of the oldest cities on earth, a remote and timeless place, with an evocative charm chosen by many directors as the set for their films.

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