It looks like entering an old fairy tale, when arriving in the tiny town of Oria: Far from the traditional touristic destinations in this region, Oria gives new suggestions of an unknown Puglia.
Starting from the Adriatic balcony, as Castro is defined, here starts one of the most charming Puglia itineraries a traveller may explore.
Itria Valley is an area located in Puglia; it spreads in different provinces and is overlooked by the towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica. The valley probably takes the name from the Madonna Odegitria (The Virgin Mary that shows the way), because a fresco portraying the Virgin was found in Martina Franca.
90 million years of history: the Castellana Caves are a historical and geological site situated in the Itria Valley, not far from Alberobello and Polignano a Mare. The scenario of the caves attract everyone among stalactites, stalagmites, shapes and fossils underground, in a 60 meters deep beauty without time.
The Holocaust Remembrance day is strongly felt in Southern Italy, where a lot of people were involved in the Shoah.
In Alberobello we can find a building called “Casa Rossa”, preserved by the Italian State as a historically important site. It is a masseria in the Alberobello countryside that hosted a internment camp in the years of the Second World War.
What we’d like to show, is that Puglia has got much more inside.