The loudest sounds in the quiet town of Locorotondo come from the boisterous laughter that often spills out of the cafes and drifts through the cobblestone streets. The historical city center will glisten with opulent white facades against the red geraniums that blossom on the windowsills as the town stands on the Murge Plateau at an elevation of 1,350 feet above sea level. Your eyes will find the Church of St. George the Martyr, built between the 18th and 19th centuries at the center of the labyrinthine streets and alleyways. Pitched rooftops define the houses, and the surrounding Itria Valley glows with emerald hues.
Your flight will land at Bari’s Karol Wojtyla Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and escort you to the comforts and charm of your family-owned hotel situated inside a traditional villa. After taking some time to settle in, your guide will greet you and escort you into the heart of Locorotondo to enjoy wandering amongst the winding lanes and alleys.
As you walk, you will stop to view the Romanesque façade of the 12th-century Church of the Madonna of Grace as the aroma of freshly made orecchiette, the traditional pasta shaped like small ears, drifts through the restaurants. You can take your seat at an outdoor table to enjoy the cool, refreshing breeze as you sip a delightful wine made from the minutolo grape that brings an intense spiced aroma that will lead to the slightly sweet and citrusy flavor of white flowers and nectarine. Top Italy travel specialists will ensure that your experience is authentic and delightful as you begin your journey through the food of this beautiful region.