Centro Storico Locorotondo
Centro Storico Locorotondo
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  • Shalgk
    Kiryat Ono, Israel238 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Dainty little town with a relaxed feeling and vibe. Beautiful views from the old two. To the surrounding area. We arrived and there was a wedding at the church. A scene out of an Italian film with all the actors in place. A surreal scene. The kiss the old car the men in suits and hats The town has a relaxed feeling and is absolutely gorgeous
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 28, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    White hilltop village
    Locorotondo is similar to Ostuni on a smaller scale. Likewise, it's a charming whitewashed village on top of a hill rising above the valley. We visited it after a great day in the nearby Zoosafari (read that review), it's only a 15 min drive from it. The old town area is compact, easy to cover in couple of hours with nice Churches on small plazas in a maze of tiny stone streets full of small bars and restaurants. From the park terrace opposite the main Church is a great view of the valley below.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Steve C
    Manchester, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taxi service highly recommended for the Locorotondo area- Ferdinando
    If you are visiting Locorotondo or the surrounding area and need a reliable taxi service we would highly recommend Ferdinando a local driver. Apart from being extremely friendly and informative about the area he is punctual, very clean car and all at a great price. You can contact him on +39 389 1432482
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2023
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Shalgk
Kiryat Ono, Israel238 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Dainty little town with a relaxed feeling and vibe. Beautiful views from the old two. To the surrounding area. We arrived and there was a wedding at the church. A scene out of an Italian film with all the actors in place. A surreal scene. The kiss the old car the men in suits and hats
The town has a relaxed feeling and is absolutely gorgeous
Written July 28, 2023
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PaulMarc
London, UK465 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Beautiful white washed historic picturesque hilltop town. Amazing view from approaching Road. Exploring the narrow streets is a must. Market Day is Friday and worth a visit for some fresh fruit and vegetables.
Written April 12, 2022
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Sylvain G.
Lugrin, France193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
A lovely white village, with myriads of tiny streets in which you will love to lose quietly lose yourself.

There is also a couple of interesting churches, as well as everything needed to have a drink or a meal.
Written July 27, 2020
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Niwotois
Saco, ME362 contributions
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May 2018 • Couples
This is a love letter to Locorotondo as the best spot in the beautiful Val d'Itria in the heart of "Trulli Land." It's less touristy (a lot less touristy) than Alberobello. prettier than Cisternino, and smaller, more intimate and less crowded and bustling than Martina Franca and Ostuni. All of these towns are less than a half hour away, mostly more like 10-15 minutes, so you can see any of them easily.

The newer parts of Locorotondo are to the north and west of the centro storico, which is on the south edge of the town, with beautiful views to the south, overlooking many white, pointed trulli. The ancient town center is a twisting warren of pedestrian lanes and tiny streets. You wouldn't want to attempt to drive there and you can't anyway. A large, free parking lot is at the east edge of the centro storico, just at the top of the hill upon which the town sits. Every place you could want to look at or eat in is within very easy walking distance from that lot. And you will get lost. Use the cathedral bell tower as the guidepost to get back to the parking lot.

Locorotondo is justly famous for its good local white wine and the town has many excellent restaurants. We stayed at an absolutely perfect spot about 3/4 mile south of town (easy walking distance) called Agriturismo Masseria Aprile. In town, there is a renovated series of apartments in ancient buildings called "Sotto le Cummerse." There are a number of very interesting churches in the town, so many that one wonders how they could all have been built and supported in what is really quite a small town.

Again, one of the things we liked best about Locorotondo (other than its beauty and interest) was its central location. Martina Franca (easily visible on the horizon) is 7km south; Alberobello is 9 km west; Cisternino is 10 km east; Ostuni - the "White City" - is 22km east. Further afield are the coastal towns of Monopoli, Polignano a Mare and Egnatia, full of seafood, beaches and Roman ruins (the furthest of which is 35 km from Locorotondo). There are even famous caves (28km northwest in Castellana) and a zoo safari for the kiddies at Fasano, 10km north. Among all of these town, we found that Ostuni was definitely worth a visit and we were told repeatedly the Monopoli matches or exceeds it.

Closer to home, the area around Locorotondo is honeycombed with winding country roads and trails - paved and unpaved, but all in good repair - many signposted, for hiking and biking. Good maps are wide available. On these roads scattered all around Locorotondo (but more to the south and east) you will see over 100 clusters of trulli settlements. The trulli are a type of building found nowhere else in the world (other than, possibly, parts of island Greece). They are stone, mostly round (some square) with a striking conical, dry-stone roof topped by a pointed stone or wooden cap. They look like something out of Middle Earth and there are hundreds and hundreds, some in disrepair and some beautifully restored and modernized. The rolling countryside around Locorotondo is a lovely as the white town itself and a photographers paradise.

After 18 days in Puglia and Basilicata, every one of which we enjoyed immensely, Locorotondo was our favorite spot.
Written May 25, 2018
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lolek99
Krakow, Poland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Family
if you do not have time to visit all the towns in the valley -Cisternino, Martina Franca, alborebelo..- choose this one ! It was for us the best !
Written November 5, 2017
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preglad
New York3,508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
For us seeing Locorotondo prior to Alberobello and just after commencing with Martina Franca was the right way to go in terms of the trulli experience. In this way we slowly engaged the area in terms of offerings from simplest to most complex. it's a good idea to read a bit about the whole trulli area and the vast sweep of Southern Italy which it's difficult to imagine as (along with most of Basilicata, much of Calabria, Puglia and Sicily) was bordering on impoverished or quintessential simplicity at the very least on my first visit nearly half a century ago.

Nothing of that thankfully remains today. Southern Italy below Costa Amalfitana is yet in the beginnings of intense international discovery; before long some fit will probably be exposed to potential saturation in ways that for me crushed the heart of Assisi and Taormina in the last quarter century or so.

Similarly, when I first engaged the trulli, they were not essentially chic, quaint nor cute but survival mode fundamental. Pretty was not the first word that came to mind half a century ago, though the structures have always been timelessly fascinating,
Written June 5, 2016
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J LG
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Nice to walk in the narrow streets and chat with the inhabitants always happy to talk about their traditions.
Written June 21, 2020
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Roman S
Karlsruhe, Germany554 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This charming small town is a pleasure to walk and just enjoy the atmosphere, no wonder it is a member of the "Most beautiful villages of Italy" club.
If you are coming by bus, do not forget to buy your ticket before (the only selling point) tobacco shop opposite the tourist information office will close.
Written October 10, 2019
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N7084CIpaulp
Bangkok, Thailand34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Walk through historic old winding streets, sit at lovely restaurants for a delicious lunch of local food and wine and soak in the beautiful athmosphere of this truly magnificient town with imposing architecture. We had a fantastic lunch at ai Tre Santi restaurant after a slow walk through the town which capped off the morning. Highly recommended.
Written September 5, 2019
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Ezzo60+
High Wycombe, UK170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Parked the car for €1:20 for 4 hours just next to the information building at the top of the hill.
Collected our free map, signed their visitor book and explored the circular white medieval town.
Flowers on stairs, bicycles and ladders decorate this pretty and well maintained town. A real living medieval town.
Nice cafes too.
Written April 18, 2019
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