Neighboring Landscapes - Masseria Pentima Vetrana

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Alberobello
is a delightful town in the Itria Valley,
in South Italy, the home of trulli, added in December 1996 to UNESCO's list of World Heritage.
The Trulli are dry stone dwellings, constructed using roughly worked limestone boulders,
which roofs terminate in a decorative pinnacle, often with an apotropaic function.
The first trulli date from the mid-14th century, and had a temporary nature:
trulli had to be dismantled to avoid taxation until 1797.


 
 


The small church of Barsento stands on the top of a small hill, 6 km far from Alberobello.
In 591 A.D. the Saint Equizio's monks built the Church following Pope Gregory I orders.


 
 
 
 






Locorotondo,

The name of that charming town comes
from Latin and underlines
the old town structure,
made up of concentric circles,
perched on top of hill:
from here you can take the whole
Itria Valley at a glance.

 
 
 

Castellana Grotte,
located 13 kilometres from Alberobello,
attracts tourists all over the world thanks
to the beauty of his karst caves.
The cave system is 3348 metres long,
a unique tour among canyons
and concretions,
stalactites and stalagmites.

 
 
 
 

Lo Zoo safari Fasanolandia,
is a 150 acres animal attraction and theme park settled in Fasano, 18 km far from Alberobello.
The park opened in 1973 and houses more than 1700 animals of 200 different species.

 
 
 

Polignano a mare,
the home town of the famous italian
singed Domenico Modugno,
is an ancient town built up on a spur
of rock directly above the sea.
The rocky coastline is full of inlets
and natural caves,
the sea is so clear and blue to gain
the Blue Flag by FEE
(Foundation for Environmental Education).
The town is about 32 km from Alberobello.

 
 

Ostuni,
situated on the latest Murge, at about 32 kilometres  from Alberobello,
is known as the White City, for the White colour of the houses of the historical centres,
painted in lime.




 
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