AGUSTA TRULLI RESORT is located close the Itria Valley, one of the most beautiful and characteristic areas of Apulia region, in a strategic point that allows you to easily reach the most important cultural and tourist destinations in the area.
Polignano a mare – 5 km
Polignano a Mare, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, is famous for being the birthplace of Domenico Modugno and for its location on a rocky spur which, jutting out over the Adriatic Sea, offers a wonderful and suggestive view both those who look towards the horizon, and those who want to admire the city so romantically perched on this suggestive stretch of coast.
The historic center, rich in Arab, Spanish, Byzantine and Norman traces, unravels in a maze of narrow streets and tunnels that allow you to reach the famous balconies overlooking the sea, a distinctive element of Polignano.
Monopoli – 6 km
A dream sea and a historic center rich in art and history make Monopoli one of the most beautiful towns on the Adriatic. Among the most important cultural stops there are the Cathedral of Santa Maria della Madia and the Church of Purgatory and among the tourist ones not to be missed are the numerous sandy and rocky beaches that characterize the coast, the best known is the Capitolo beach which , thanks to the numerous music stations designed for everyone’s enjoyment, it allows you to enjoy the day between the sea and nightlife.
Castellana grotte – 18 km
Castellana Grotte is an Apulian town located on the limestone plateau of the Terra dei Trulli and Grotte and is known above all the Caves of Castellana, a complex of underground cavities of karst origin, of considerable tourist interest, among the most beautiful and spectacular in Italy. The Castellana Caves are therefore, in their own right, an unmissable opportunity to admire one of the most surprising natural places in a wonderful Puglia. Located on the limestone plateau formed in the upper Cretaceous, about ninety-one
hundred million years ago.
The beauty of the caves is revealed in the amazing scenery, where caves with fantastic names, canyons, deep abysses, fossils, stalactites, stalagmites, concretions with incredible shapes and surprising colors stimulate the imagination of children and adults.
Alberobello – 26 km
Alberobello is undoubtedly the most characteristic and famous town in the Itria Valley, famous for its trulli, that is to say rural houses whose conical roofs, built entirely of stone, are the element of the unmistakable Made in Puglia.
Since 1996 the city of Alberobello has seen its characteristic trulli being recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and every year thousands of tourists come to the town to admire these fantastic buildings.
Locorotondo – 33 km
Locorotondo is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and over time it has become an obligatory tourist stop.
Built on the top of a hill, Locorotondo owes its name to the particular circular plan of the town (from the Latin “locus rotundus”, meaning round place), like all surrounding villages it has white buildings whose peculiarity is given by the presence of cummense, or roofs typical slopes of Nordic houses but here immersed in the colorful colors of the Itria Valley. From Locorotondo it is possible to enjoy balconies with exciting views of the rural landscape, consisting of a variegated mosaic of small vineyards surrounded by dry stone walls and centuries-old olive trees among the typical country lanes that lead to picturesque trulli.
Cisternino – 37 km
Cisternino seems to be the country of records already from the sign that welcomes you to this place of other times: a common jewel of Italy, the most beautiful village in Italy, slow city, Orange Flag of the Italian Touring Club, Green Flag, City for Peace. Among the must-see stops in the city are the Belvedere Balcony which allows tourists to admire the splendor of the panorama and the Mother Church dedicated to San Nicola, the most valuable Renaissance art treasure in Cisternino. Among the culinary specialties of the tradition there are sausages and the famous bombette that can be tasted in the many local butchers-steakhouses accompanying them with a good glass of Apulian wine.
Martina Franca – 39 km
Martina Franca, unlike the other villages of the Itria Valley, stands out for its Baroque buildings such as the Church of the Carmine, the Palazzo Ducale and the beautiful Basilica of San Martino, located in Piazza Plebiscito with its imposing facade dominated by the Saint Patron. In addition to the baroque architectural peculiarities, Martina Franca is famous above all for its nightlife among clubs and pubs, for the famous capocollo, for the Martina Franca DOC wine and for the Valle d’Itria Festival which, from 1975 to today, every summer it attracts many tourists thanks to its characteristic and particular folklore.
Ostuni – 44 km
All to be discovered is Ostuni, a famous tourist destination with a wonderful medieval village, full of narrow streets, alleys, steep stairways, courtyards and squares overlooked by whitewashed houses, a practice still respected by residents and which gives the city its nickname. of White City. A walk in the old city offers picturesque views, alternating artisan shops with small shops and restaurants and also allows you to reach the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta dating back to the end of the 1400s in Gothic-Romanic style.
Bari – 45 km
“If Paris had the sea, it would be a little Bari”, says a Bari proverb. Even if it is not Paris it is still a beautiful city in the south, full of attractions to see and delicacies to taste. The visit of the city can start from the seafront, one of the most beautiful in Italy, characterized by a row of black cast iron street lamps that over the years have become true symbols of this city. The two most important historical buildings are the Basilica of San Nicola, a pilgrimage destination for Catholic and Russian Orthodox faithful (it is in fact one of the few Italian places of worship where the functions of both rites are celebrated) and the Swabian castle- Norman, one of the most important Romanesque style monuments in Italy. Those who want to discover the true spirit of Bari cannot miss a visit to Bari Vecchia, the ancient and popular heart of the Apulian capital by day and a nightlife spot. Bari is also known for the excellence of the culinary tradition, including the Bari focaccia, the fried panzerotti, the fresh orecchiette with turnip greens, the calzone, the pan of rice, potatoes and mussels and many other delicacies to savor.
Lecce – 113 km
Known as “the Florence of the South”, Lecce knows how to amaze and fascinate tourists and visitors. Its very ancient Messapian origins and the archaeological remains of the Roman domination are in fact mixed with the richness and exuberance of the typically seventeenth-century Baroque of the churches and palaces of the center. The streets of the center of Lecce are an open-air museum and among the must-see destinations are the Castle of Charles V, the Roman Amphitheater, the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Cathedral. A particular mention is required for the renowned Lecce pasticciotto and the characteristic stuffed puccia, excellence of the Apulian culinary tradition.