at just 20 minutes drive, deserves a special mention. It is one of the best kept baroque small towns in Puglia, it offers countless opportunities of shopping, eating “al fresco” in the enchanting small white stonewashed courtyards or in the typical restaurants. Besides, the Internationally renown Classical Music Festival dei due mondi takes place in Martina Franca through the summer months, and tickets can be purchased for any of the concerts, held in the beautiful Palazzo Ducale internal courtyard.
The Itria Valley
famous for the typical cone houses (Trulli) can be reached in 20 minutes by car. In this area, besides Martina Franca, there are the lovely villages of Alberobello, Ostuni, Cisternino, Locorotondo, and a few others, within max 45 minutes drive from Le Mesole.