POINTED ROOFS OF LOCOROTONDO
Only in Locorotondo will you see the cummerse, the pointed roofs of local houses. The circular medieval town, among the most beautiful in Italy, awaits you with its whitewashed old town. And finally a stop at a farmhouse to sample a range of Apulian delicacies.
- The Murge Plateau
- Locorotondo, among “the most beautiful towns in Italy”
- Farmhouse food tasting
- Travel with our guide to discover Locorotondo, a completely whitewashed town on the Murge plateau. 410 meters above sea level, the circular town is surrounded by small vineyards separated by dry stone walls.
- Entering the old town through the former Porta Napoli, you'll find yourself in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, a square that dates back to the nineteenth century and from where you'll already glimpse the cummerse, the characteristic pointed roofs of the local houses.
- You'll walk through the narrow streets of the town to see monuments including Palazzo Morelli, a well-preserved example of Apulian Baroque, the church of La Madonna della Greca, the oldest in Locorotondo, and the garden of Villa Garibaldi, a veritable green balcony that looks down upon the Itria valley.
- The trip ends with a visit to a farmhouse to sample some traditional local food. Here you'll discover that Apulian caponata is made with six different vegetables, including red and yellow bell peppers. Beverages are also included.
Good to know
- The bus journey from the port to Locorotondo takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Menus may vary according to season to ensure the constant high quality of the dishes served.
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.
- This is one of the most popular excursions so book early.