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5 Things you should absolutely do if you visit Locorotondo

Have you heard about the small town of Locorotondo?

Perhaps it does not sound familiar, well we present you 5 things you should absolutely do if you visit this small town in the province of Bari. It’s more exactly located in the valley of Itria and it is also listed among the “borghi piu belli d’Italia”  (the most beautiful villages in Italy) since 2001:

  1. Visit the Mother Church of San Giorgio: built between 1790 and 1825. According to legend, Saint Giorgio freed the people from the black plague and became the Patron Saint of the town.
  2. Attend the Patron Saint’s Day Celebration: held in honour of San Giorgio, takes place from 21 to 24 April each year. In addition to the traditional fireworks and music band in the streets, you will witness the ceremony of “dono” where the mayor gives the keys of the city to the Saint.
  3. Drink a glass of “Locorotondo” white wine: made with traditional grape varieties of the Itria’s valley: the Verdeca and the Bianco d’Alessano, which give life to a dry, fresh and delicate wine.
  4. Have a coffee or ice cream in the famous “Caffè de la Villa”: located in one of the most beautiful squares of the historic center “Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele”.
  5. Walk through the “lungo mare” of Locorotondo: even if you don’t believe there is a waterfront at Locorotondo! (though without the sea), the locals call it so because it seems to be walking on the shores of a coast, this is a mandatory walk that will allow you to admire in all its splendor the beauty of the landscapes of the valley of Itria!

 

If you are planning to visit this beautiful area of southern Italy and if you are interested in knowing more about it, nothing better than doing it with the help of a local, contact Robi Petrus for more information on what to do, where to eat, and what not to miss to see!

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