What to see around Fasano
Locorotondo deserves more than a simple walk. It is one of the most beautiful town in Italy and is in the «Club of Orange Flags», a rating that assures excellency, the quality of the catering and the enhancement of resources.
What to do in Locorotondo?
Try to get lost in the white alleys of the historic center, with balconies decorated with fragrant and colorful flowers. Let yourself be lulled by the inviting smells coming from the kitchens of the traditional houses, the “cummerse”, take pictures of the most fascinating ravines, stop for lunch in one of the tasty and award-winning trattorias, and then emerge on what is playfully called the “Lungomare”, where there is no sea, but where the entire Valle d’Itria opens up before you, with its trulli, its vineyards, and where you can catch a glimpse of the neighbouring towns: Martina Franca and Cisternino.
Visit Martina Franca
If you like history, if you want to see the square where the 2015 Lancia Ypsilon commercial was shot, if you’d like to stroll through the city the served as set for the film “Have you ever been to the moon?”, directed by Paolo Genovese, or “Le frize ignoranti” by directors Antonello De Leo and Pietro Lopriena, or even Lina
Werthmuller’s 2010 “Mannaggia alla miseria”, then you must also go to Martina Franca. A tour in the historical center will offer you a glimpse of the fabulous
backdrop of the aforementioned films and commercials. Stop at Palazzo Ducale, seat of the Municipality, rich in frescoes, and the Basilica of San Martino, an outstanding symbol of the Rococo of Martina, without forgetting the Church of Carmine, on whose grounds in the 16 th century used to stand a convent before the imposing church was built and completed in 1758.
Visit Polignano a Mare
Birthplace of Domenico Modugno, a crown overlooking the Adriatic sea, set of numerous films such as the 1968’s “The girl with the gun” with Monica Vitti and Carlo Giuffrè and the more recent “I love only you” by Marco Ponti, with Michele Placido, Riccardo Scamarcio and Laura Chiatti. The mini-series “Volare” about the life of Domenico Modugno and even some episodes of the soap opera “Beautiful” were also filmed here in Polignano. For those who love art, a visit to the Pino Pascali Museum is a must. In addition to the exhibition and enhancement of the works of the great exponent of poor art as well as Polignanese Pino Pascali, who died in 1968, numerous exhibitions of contemporary art by internationally renowned artists are promoted. Furthermore, the historic center boasts numerous handicraft shops and allows for perfect selfies on the balconies overlooking the Adriatic Sea, where the Red Bull Cliff Diving is organized every September.
All of these places are a bliss to visit during summer, but are not less worth a visit outside the hot months, where the throng of people would prevent you from fully enjoying the villages. We will be waiting for you at Villa Tonia for your stay in Fasano and its surroundings, a journey along the coast, through history and culture. At the bed and breakfast, after each day, relaxation awaits you by the pool or in the shade of our pine forest.