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What to See, Best Places to Sleep, Where to Eat & Have Fun in LOCOROTONDO ?
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WHAT TO SEE in LOCOROTONDO?
5 THINGS TO SEE in LOCOROTONDO
Old Town of Locorotondo & Cummerse
Locorotondo is the "round village", precisely because of its circular shape, whose beauty has led it to be included in the list of the most beautiful villages in Italy and awarded the Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club. Its suggestive and characteristic alleys (called "stradelle"), which can be easily traveled on foot, are dotted with flowered balconies and embellished with lace curtains. Another peculiarity of the village are its "cummerse", the typical houses with sloping roofs which are covered with limestone slabs called chiancarelle.
Belvedere or "Lungomare" di Locorotondo
The village is also famous for its fabulous belvedere. At just over 400 meters high, it is considered the most beautiful terrace overlooking the Valle d'Itria from which to admire a breathtaking panorama made up of vineyards, dry-stone walls and olive groves that surround the typical trulli and ancient farms.
Mother Church of San Giorgio
Built where two other churches once stood, it stands out in the historic center for its imposing structure. If from the outside the sixteenth-century style façade will strike you, inside it is possible to admire a Baroque style mixed with Renaissance, with a marble altar from 1764.
St. Nicholas Church
Built in 1660, inside you can find frescoes of great artistic interest, depicting the life and miracles of San Nicola di Mira.
A splendid example of civil architecture that somewhat recalls the style adopted in nearby Martina Franca. This 1819 building has a large decorated portal, as well as balconies and wrought iron railings, typical of the Baroque buildings of southern Puglia.
Visiting this city at its best depends essentially on how long you have to fully enjoy it. Here is a solution based on the number of days available to you:
Day 1 - Walking in Locorotondo - Google Maps
(By opening the Maps with Google, you can easily follow our path)
WHERE TO SLEEP in LOCOROTONDO?
5 BEST GAY FRIENDLY HOTELS in LOCOROTONDO
WHERE TO EAT in LOCOROTONDO?
10 BEST RESTAURANTS in LOCOROTONDO Quality / Price
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€€ - Ai Tre Santi
€€ - Controra
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GAY NIGHTLIFE in LOCOROTONDO
BEST GAY PLACES, BARS & CLUBS in LOCOROTONDO
Docks 101 (Cocktail Bar)
Controtendenza Caffé (Cocktail Bar)
BBeP Barba Baffi e Pellicce (Cocktail Bar)
TRAVEL TIPS about LOCOROTONDO by World Mappers
The best panoramic point from which to admire the splendor of the entire village of Locorotondo? Discovered almost by chance by passing by by car, the best point is certainly the Valle d'Itria Arena, to get there easily click here.
Locorotondo was also a privileged location for the world of cinema. In its historic village and among its alleys several films have been shot such as "Così è la vita" with Aldo, Giovanni and Giacomo, "Mio cognato" with Sergio Rubini and "Kiss me piccina" with Vincenzo Salemme.
Locorotondo is famous internationally above all for its famous Locorotondo DOC White Wine, ideal for hors d'oeuvres, but also particularly suitable for shellfish and fish. If wine isn't enough for you, then let yourself be seduced by the taste of the typical dish: orecchiette with turnip tops and meat cooked in charcoal ovens.
If you are deciding when to visit Locorotondo, we advise you to do so on the occasion of the Feast of San Giorgio Martire in April or for the Feast of San Rocco in August, which culminates with the show of the fireworks festival, one of the oldest in Southern Italy, where contends for the title of best blaster in the Valle d'Itria.
The village of Locorotondo is also linked to the mystery of the "Monachello", a prankster spirit born from the good soul of a mask that would seem to drive away evil presences from the town and bring good luck to those who meet him.
The famous Palio delle Contrade is held in the village on the first Saturday and Sunday of July. On this occasion, the 146 districts of Locorotondo are assigned a color and the symbol of a flower for a social competition, in order to stimulate aggregation and a sense of belonging among the residents and to introduce tourists to the history and traditions of the town .
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