Among the wonders of nature, architecture and food and wine in the Itria Valley
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From the sea to the hinterland to immerse yourself in a magical Italian region
Borgo d’itria is perfectly placed to explore the most exciting and iconic places in the Apulian region. Between the sea and the countryside, between art and history, between food and wine culture at a stone’s throw from the oasis of peace.
The Adriatic and Ionian coasts
From the Gargano to the Gulf of Taranto, passing through Salento, the sea of Apulia runs along over 800 kilometres of coastline. A wonderful ribbon of sandy beaches, cliffs, marine oases, jagged coastlines, washed by the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, on whose shores ancient fishing villages, tourist towns and lively harbours.
Apulian villages and towns
Like the entire Italian peninsula, Apulia is also rich in enchanting and evocative villages. Scattered throughout the Apulian territory, from the coast to the hinterland, these places offer their guests a beautiful mix of history, architecture, food and wine culture and traditions, making anyone who experiences them feel a deep connection with the nature that surrounds them.
The Adriatic and Ionian Sea and the charm of its coastline
Poligano a Mare (27km)
Polignano a Mare, a small town overlooking the Adriatic Sea, is famous for its sheer cliffs overlooking the sea: a truly breathtaking and characteristic sight of Apulia. City of Domenico Modugno, known for its beautiful sea caves and crystal clear sea.
Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, Monopoli is one of Puglia’s must-see destinations. In the heart of the region, renowned for its rich artistic and cultural heritage and good food, the city is one of the most fascinating in southern Italy.
A crystal-clear seaside resort in the beautiful Monopoli area, it is one of the most beautiful seaside areas in Apulia.
A few kilometres from the city centre, it offers the possibility of relaxing on the rocks or fine golden sand. In Capitolo, you will also find the Lido Sabbiadoro, which has an agreement with Borgo d’Itria and offers its guests exclusive use of front-row beach umbrellas.
Apulia's hinterland and most famous villages
Although rural trulli are scattered throughout the Itria Valley, the highest concentration of the best-preserved examples of this architectural form can be found in the town of Alberobello, with more than 1,500 structures in the districts of Monti and Aja Piccola. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Alberobello is a must-visit destination to visit at least once in a lifetime.
Locorotondo is one of those villages where time seems to stand still: a small town in the Metropolitan City of Bari, in Apulia, it is one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Located in the Valle d’Itria, with its rounded shape (as its name suggests), it lies halfway between the Adriatic and Ionian seas. The historic centre is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways, framed by white buildings, in which to lose yourself among shops and cafés.
Straddling the Ionian and Adriatic Seas, perched on one of the last hills of the south-eastern Murgia, Martina Franca dominates the enchanting Itria Valley. Dating back to the 10th century, this ancient village provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in a magical and graceful atmosphere, surrounded by magical Baroque architecture.
Cisternino is one of the most charming villages in the whole area, where it is a pleasure to lose oneself in the alleys and small squares, stepping back in time and breathing in the air of the past.
Home to Europe’s oldest carnival with splendid allegorical floats, Putignano is a small town characterised by an elegant procession of historical buildings that gather around Piazza Plebiscito, in the heart of the town. Wonderful to discover, both for its territorial conformation and for its artistic and enogastronomic.
Activities in the Itria Valley area
Castellana Grotte (18km)
A few kilometres from Borgo d’Itria you can visit one of the underground caves of karstic origin among the most beautiful in the world. A visit to the Castellana Caves allows you to descend to a depth of 70m and then choose between two itineraries: the complete one lasting 2 hours or the partial one lasting about 1 hour.
Zoosafari di Fasano (5km)
The Wildlife Park Zoosafari di Fasano,opened on 25 July 1973 and is now considered the second largest wildlife park in Europe. The park is home to more than 200 species of animals that move in semi-freedom over an area of 140 hectares that can be visited in your own car.
The Acquedotto Pugliese Cycle Path
The Ciclovia dell’Acquedotto Pugliese (Apulian Aqueduct Cycle Route) is a bicycle touring route of about 500 km that follows the route of two historical aqueduct pipelines: the Canale Principale, from Caposele (AV) to Villa Castelli (BR), and the Grande Sifone Leccese. It is a unique ‘narrative itinerary’ that crosses three regions of Southern Italy (Campania, Basilicata and Puglia), connecting some of the most fascinating places in the peninsula.
Borgo d’Itria, besides being in a great location for visiting the Itria Valley, is also and above all a place where you can spend entire days without ever getting bored.
The crystal clear sea of Apulia
If you want to spend a noteworthy Apulian holiday, you can admire and enjoy the fresh, clear Apulian sea, easily accessible from Borgo d’Itria
The Apulian territory deserves a careful and pleasant visit at least once in a lifetime. Borgo d’Itria will allow you to immerse yourself in the territory.
What are you waiting for? Your holiday in the heart of Apulia awaits you