Art, culture and nature are just some of the reasons to visit Puglia, in an amazing journey to discover a land that speaks a new language, made of emotions. Castles and towers, palaces, museums and art galleries, the look is often captured by unpublished coast, Murge sweet and charming historical villages. Varied and diverse tourist offer in Puglia dissolves any reservation for the vibrancy of colours, sounds and scents. The warmth and friendliness of the people and the natural beauty of any landscape, always different and always new at every glance through unrepeatable experiences producing emotions. Ravines, clean, sinkholes, nature reserves, parks and protected areas tell the story of the man who has dealt with this area, turning it to their own needs.
It's worth stopping a few days in the city or in the small towns of the provinces to explore the beautiful fortified farms scattered around the area, numerous mansions and the many historic buildings in urban centres, in many cases turned into cultural containers used to house beautiful art collections, art galleries and museums.
Puglia is also crafts and food traditions typical of the Mediterranean. The many excellences that the entire region offers can be enjoyed venturing into alternative routes that enhance the oil mills, millstones and the typical activities in a story handed down from ancient productions to date with the tastes and values of a people proud of their land and inseparable relationship with it.
The mild climate is influenced by the proximity of the sea: the sunny period than five months, during which the rainfall does not exceed 10% of the amount of annual rainfall.
La Littorina is located in one of the most beautiful places in Puglia: Itria Valley; extensive karst hills shaped by gentle ups and downs. The valley lies between the hills, from which you can enjoy a vibrant, colourful, in which, however, shows three colours: green as the lush vegetation, oaks, olive groves, vineyards, white as milk of lime, layer over layer Whitening trulli, farms and ancient villages with saving detail the sculptural decorations, and finally red as the colour of the bolus, the characteristic ground that, because of its properties, while covering the soil with a thin layer allows a luxuriant nature.
Places to go:
- Cisternino - 1 minute - Recognized as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Messapic. Also famous for its Buddhist centre Bhole Baba and the quality of meat and vegetarian specialities.
- Ostuni - 8 minutes - also known as 'The White City', for the blinding monochrome colouring of his village, strictly in white. A fascinating tangle of narrow, winding streets, a succession of courtyards, squares and alleys that will reveal unique places and a knowledge of food and wine old and genuine.
- Martina Franca and Ceglie Messapica - 8 minutes
- Alberobello, Castellana Grotte - 35 minutes
The coast that falls within the area of Ostuni stretches for about 15 km along the Adriatic, alternating between sandy beaches and dunes of fine sand and rocky coastlines. Lido Morelli (15 minutes) is an important Regional Protected Area, as it is one of the few surviving wetlands. Moving on to the territory that borders are Carovigno Pozzella Tower, a stretch of coast very beautiful and wild consists of cliffs and coves, considered a Site of Regional (SIR). Continuing south along the coast, about 25 minutes, we find the Protected Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto, a site important from the point of view of nature. Ideal location for those looking for a different beach from the usual crowded bathing Italian and characterized by clean beaches. Numerous services are offered from the Visitor Centre: nature walks, cycling, kite-surfing, diving, etc.. From the environmental point of view its importance is due to the presence of a wetland, where you can spot a variety of birds, both resident and passing, in the presence of the Mediterranean with its typical plants such as juniper, mastic and Aleppo pine, and, finally, the presence of a marine ecosystem of considerable biological interest, thanks to the establishment in 1991 of natural marine reserve.