Info Locorotondo

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    47,50 Kmq


    Piazza Aldo Moro 29

Locorotondo, a village immersed in the beautiful Valle d’Itria

It is a village standing on the top of an hill in the beautiful Valle d’Itria. It is possible to admire the view from the municipal villa but it is also interesting to venture in the narrow alleys of the suburb and admire the ancient buildings made of white lime. The name of the town comes from the concentric position of its streets. Houses with particular sloping roofs covered by the so called chiancarelle characterize the village.

The promontory is 410 metres high and dominates the valle dei trulli; it offers the possibility of admiring the near towns of Martina Franca, Cisternino and Alberobello. The local scholars think that the town was founded nearly in the 11th century, by Benedictine monks of the abbey of Santo Stefano in Monopoli, who have been feudatories of the town until 1385. In 14th century the city became estate of the Orsini del Balzo, princes of Taranto, to whom succeeded the Caracciolo from the near Martina Franca, until 1860.

The symbol of the city is the Mother Church of San Giorgio, which dominates the town with its dome; in the past it was covered by enameled baked clay. It has been built between the 18th and 19th centuries according to the neoclassic style but, inside, it appears as a spacious and bright late Baroque building.

It shows precious paintings and marble altars of late Baroque style; it is worth mentioning also the Renaissance carved stone panels, which date back to the 14th century: they surround the arch of the Holy Sacrament chapel and represent episodes of the Old Testament.

Very interesting is also the 14th - century church of Santa Maria la Greca; it has three naves with a ceiling characterized by crossed cummerse; it is also worth mentioning the 17th – century church of San Nicola, which shows the architectonic structure of the sloping roof and that of the trullo.

Walking in the old town centre, you find the old 17th – century Municipal Palace with the clock tower and the near palace Morelli with its Baroque structures, the beautiful portal and the wrought iron balconies.

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Useful information for tourists

Useful information for tourists in Apulia

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    Identity card for community citizens; passport for extra-community tourists

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    • Carabinieri 112
    • State Police 113
    • Firemen 115
    • Finance Police 117
    • First Aid 118
  • How to reach Apulia:

    By plane

    Bari Airport: Karol Wojtyla. Brindisi Airport: Papola Casale. Foggia Airport: Gino Lisa

    By train

    Trenitalia links the main Italian cities of Apulia

    On highway

    A14 from Bologna through Foggia and Bari to Taranto

    A16 from Napoli; in Canosa it converges with A14.

Secular olive-groves with crooked trunks appearing as real natural sculptures.

Secular olive-groves

Symbol of the flora of the whole region is the olive tree, which characterizes the territory from the Tavoliere to the end of the Salento with immense fields.

Secular olive-groves

The olive trees with their beauty and charm, given by their secular crooked trunks, embody the history of Apulia thanks to their millenarian presence on the territory. They are the oldest and largest group of millenarian vegetal specimens in the world.

Self- vegetation and animal species in Apulia.

Horse of the Murgia

A huge number of biotopes of vegetable and animal species characterizes the region, even if only the 7% of the territory has been declared protected area. The Apulian self-vegetation is marked by woods, the Mediterranean maquis and the so-called ganga (rocky pasture).

Pink flamingos in the salt marshes of Margherita di Savoia

The region shows two national parks: the Gargano National Park with many areas and reserves and the lakes of Lesina and Varano, and the Alta Murgia National Park.