Framed by a charming countryside clothed in ancient olive groves, Fasano is a window on the Adriatic, dotted with spectacular rocky outcrops and hidden sandy bays. White is the main colour of its historic town centre, locally known as U’mbracchie, a brilliant colour which traditionally offered respite from summertime heat. Fasano brims with fascinating sights: arches, portals and narrow streets in white limestone, tiny chapels such as that of Santa Maria della Grazia or larger churches such as Maria Santissima del Rosario. Its beauty culminates in the famous, blinding white of Piazza Ciaia, framed by stately buildings including the sumptuous Palazzo del Balì, the Great Clock and the ancient convent known as Portici delle Teresiane. Another hallmark of Fasano are the historic ‘masserie’ which dot its countryside: ancient farmhouses adding to the romantic, bucolic atmosphere of this idyllic spot.
Not to be missed in Fasano
The historic centre, known in dialect as U’mbracchie
Torrione delle Fogge
Where to sleep over at Fasano
To immerse yourself in Fasano’s ancient fascination and appeal, choose one of the beautiful converted farmhouses (masserie). Whether in the historic centre or in its lush green hinterland, don’t miss a truly special experience.
When to visit Fasano
Fasano, with its typical Mediterranean climate, offers long warm summers and mild winters, never too cold. Visitors tend to peak in the months of July and August, and the whole summer is ideal to enjoy the coast, while spring and autumn offer magic moments in the surrounding countryside.