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Italian in Martina Franca

Nausikaa

Tucked away down a dogleg alley off Martina Franca's main pedestrian drag is this lovely little modern Italian, run by brothers Francesco and Martino. Tradition is not sacrificed to forward-thinking, and vice versa …
Music in Martina Franca

Festival della Valle d’Itria

Festival della Valle d’Itria is a summer music festival that takes over Martina Franca's venues from mid-July to early August. Musical theatre, especially opera, tops the bill, but concertos and other recitals also …
Osteria in Martina Franca

Osteria Garibaldi

A highly recommended green-shuttered osteria in the centro storico. Delicious aromas entice you into the cave-like interior and the cucina tipica menu of typical Pugliese food doesn't disappoint. Worthy of a long lu…
Cafe in Martina Franca

Gran Caffè

With a broad communal bar, ever-hissing espresso machines and outdoor tables aligned towards busy Piazza XX Settembre, this is the quintessential Italian cafe. Sit. People-watch. Sip coffee. Nibble cornetto. Repeat.
Palace in Martina Franca

Palazzo Ducale

Built over an existing castle in 1668, this imposing baroque palace has had a multitude of functions over the years, and is now the office of the civic government. You can wander through the worn silk-panelled doors…