Attractions

Top Choice Cave in Valle d’Itria

Grotte di Castellana

These spectacular limestone caves, 40km southeast of Bari, are Italy's longest natural subterranean network. The interlinked galleries, first discovered in 1938, contain an incredible range of underground landscapes…
Area in Alberobello

Rione Aia Piccola

On the eastern side of Via Indipendenza is Rione Aia Piccola. This neighbourhood is much less commercialised than Rione Monti, with 400 trulli, many still used as family dwellings. You can climb up for a rooftop vie…
Area in Alberobello

Rione Monti

Within the old town quarter of Rione Monti more than 1000 trulli cascade down the hillside, many of which are now souvenir shops. The area is surprisingly quiet and atmospheric in the late evening, once the gaudy st…
Museum in Alberobello

Trullo Sovrano

Trullo Sovrano dates in parts to the early 17th century­, and is Alberobello's only two-floor trullo. Built by a wealthy priest’s family, it’s now a small 'living' museum recreating trullo life, with sweet, rounded …
Museum in Ostuni

Museo di Civiltà Preclassiche della Murgia

Located in the Convento delle Monacelle, the museum's most famous exhibit is Delia, a 25,000-year-old expectant mother. Pregnant at the time of her death, her well-preserved skeleton was found in a local cave. Many …
Museum in Valle d’Itria

Museo Speleologico Franco Anelli

This cave museum connected to the famous Grotte di Castellana exhibits geological specimens and delves deeply into the speleological world. It's named for the speleologist Franco Anelli, who discovered the cave syst…
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…
Archaeological Site in Ostuni

Parco Archeologico e Naturale di Arignano

Many of the finds at Ostuni's Museo di Civiltà Preclassiche della Murgia come from this cave and Palaeolithic burial ground, which doesn't offer much in the way of spectacle to the untrained eye. Visits outside the …
Cathedral in Ostuni

Cathedral

Dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Ostuni's dramatic 15th-century cathedral has an unusual Gothic-Romanesque-Byzantine facade with a frilly rose window and an inverted gable. The 18th-century sacred art…
Observatory in Valle d’Itria

Osservatorio Astronomico Sirio

This observatory, connected to the Grotte di Castellana, has telescopes and solar filters that allow for maximum solar-system visibility. Guided visits in July and August are the only way in, and must be organised i…