What makes visiting Martina Franca unforgettable is a visit with a passionate local tour guide during a customized tour. Visit Martina Franca, one of Puglia’s most elegant cities, explore its baroque and rococo buildings during our guided tours! A guided tour with a knowledgeable and fun local guide is a unique experience, especially in Martina Franca. It was founded in the Middle Ages and is located in the Itria Valley. Over time Apulian noble palazzi have been built and they add to the fascination of the city today together with the magnificent churches. To enjoy the special atmosphere of Martina Franca we suggest a visit of the narrow streets of the old town and walk to the central Square called Piazza del Plebiscito with its beautiful church, the Basilica Minore di San Martino. Then you should also have a look at the Square called Piazza Maria Immacolata called I Portici, where you can sit down in one of the bars or restaurants and taste some Apulian food, such as the Capocollo, other sausages produced following the Slow Food philosophy and a sweet “Dolce alla Crema e Amarena”. If you come to Martina Franca in August, you should reserve tickets in tie for the so called Festival della Valle D’Itria, an international music event featuring classical music.
Patron’s Feast: Saint Martin is Martina Franca’s patron saint and there are three feasts celebrated in his honour every year: the first is on March 17th, the second on July 4th and the third and most traditional one is celebrated on November 11th.