This is a hill region stretching between the Provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto. The Valle d’Itria
boasts some of the best-known scenery in the region
: amidst its softly rounded hills stand the unmistakable conical roofs of the trulli
, the area’s traditional stone buildings. Appealing villages with whitewashed buildings stand on hilltops; and hidden amidst olive groves are the welcoming farmhouses or masserie
The leading attraction of the region is without doubt its unspoilt nature, which offers a succession of colourful backdrops, running from the intense green of the oak forests to the red earth of its fields, the silver-leafed olive groves sloping down to the shore, where dark rocks and snowy beaches dip into the deep blue of the sea.
And here we find the hand of man, which has produced fascinating rural scenery consisting of dry-stone walls, olive groves, the serried ranks of vineyards and old farmhouses with their simple architecture.
The hamlets of the Valle d’Itria
are places where time stands still, where visitors can breathe a magic ambience. Among them, not to be missed are Locorotondo
, listed among the most beautiful small towns in Italy, and Alberobello
, the town of the ‘trulli’, a UNESCO world heritage site
Not to be missed in Valle d’Itria
Where to spend the night in Valle d’Itria
We suggest a stay in one of the many farmhouses and relais which dot the territory, where you can experience first-hand the attractions of Puglia’s countryside and savour its products.
When to visit the Valle d’Itria
Notwithstanding its fine beaches and coastal towns, summer is not the only season of the year to visit the Valle d’Itria. The region offers ideal opportunities to discover the historic and cultural heritage and food and wine products of Puglia, and thanks to its mild climate it can be visited year round.