Martina Franca

Martina Franca, known for its Baroque architecture, whitewashed streets and the music festival of the Itria Valley, situated on the southern foothills of the Murgia, on the border of the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Bari.

Martina Franca enjoys a unique and ancient history to discover: the first settlement on the hill dates back to the tenth century and the city was a military outpost protecting Taranto at least until 1300, when it was elevated to a municipality by Filippo I d'Angiò, Prince of Taranto. Meeting place between the East and the Mediterranean, in this corner of Puglia, the scents and colors of the surrounding countryside and the historic and architectural richness of the area mingle.