Putignano, Alberobello, Locorotondo
We meet at 9.00 am at the first meeting point near the Petruzzelli Theater with our official and licensed guide and our driver to go to Putignano, 1 hour drive from Bari.
Arrival at 10 am in the surrounding of Putignano where we will visit the cave- sanctuary S.Michele in Monte Laureto. Among the green and gentle hills of the “Murgia dei trulli” in a lookout position on the city of Putignano, known as the "gateway to the Itria Valley", there is this ancient sanctuary in a cave, hidden from mass tourism and unknown to most. On the way of the pilgrims who crossed Puglia following the Michaelic cult towards the Holy Land, during the Middle Ages an altar dedicated to the archangel Michael was raised inside a large and wonderful underground karst cave! His visit is suggestive and unforgettable!
At 11.30 we will reach Alberobello, a fairy tale village, an enchanted place where seems you are walking among gnomes houses, it's actually a real village where the inhabitants live all the year round in little circular buildings with a conical stone roofs with mysterious symbols drawn on. Its historic center is one of the most famous UNESCO sites of the region, in a lot of narrow streets that climb the hill there are more than a thousand of trulli, typical peasants dwelling, with a long very interesting history! Alberobello is the most important stage of your journey in Puglia!
After the walking tour we will have 1 hour for free lunch and shopping in the “Trulli” district.
At 2.30 pm we will reach Locorotondo, few minutes of distance from Alberobello. This little, white city is perched on a hill overlooking Itria valley, dotted with trulli and vineyards and it's famous for the production of a local white wine DOC. The name refers to the plan of the town, a round place, still clearly visible today, which makes the historic center look like a round white crown. Everything here is silent, clean and flowery, like a fantasy village, among the neat and white alleys you can breathe the scents of the local peasant cuisine of Puglia that here reaches perfection!
At 3.30 pm departure from Locorotondo to Bari, where we will arrive at approximately 4.30 pm.
Putignano, Alberobello, Locorotondo. Cod. VAL01