One of the best town in Italy” and “Orange Flag
Locorotondo is a town located on top of the Itria Valley and it has a circular shape that gives the name to the town, from the Latin “Locus Rotundus”. The unmistakable charme of Locorotondo’s Old Town is represented by its dedalus of white alleys
and by the “Cummerse
”, uncommon pointed roofs, which follow one another, along the little streets of the village and which are decorated by many kinds of flowers, like real works of art. This town dates back to the 1000 A.C. and preserves inside it, wonderful examples of Baroque and Romanesque art
, it boasts a unique pedestrian walkway on the Valley (Panoramic viewpoint) that offers a breath-taking scenery.
To be seen
- Discover the Old Town, passing through Vittorio Emanuele II Square, to the Municipal Garden.
- Visit S. Giorgio Cathedral,( where Baroque and Neoclassical art mix up); Morelli Palace and its Clock Tower, the Church of Madonna della Greca (the most ancient church in town); the Church of S. Rocco ( the Patron Saint) and the Church of S. Nicola, with its cycle of wall paintings, which reproduce episodes of the life of the Saint and some of its miracles.
- Travel the Panoramic viewpoint or “Seafront”( so called by the inhabitants of Locorotondo because of the thick fog that there is at dawn and which reminds an expanse of water) going down to S. Anna Historic Complex, which includes “Perle di Memoria” Museum.
- “Perle di Memoria” Museum…