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Pleasant hilltop historical centre with very appealing 'feel'

There was a Picasso exhibition when we visited, and we were delighted by the little plates on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cute city

Spend here a half day just walking around and admire the small streets and unique buildings... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Irimie F
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a Picasso exhibition when we visited, and we were delighted by the little plates on the walls of the historic streets with quotations from him. The centre has some interesting historic buildings - we took in the Church, where there was a blessing...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

As historic town squares go this one ivery "unpretty". Some interesting remnants of ancient architecture but a mix of old & new... However, a good selection of outdoor/covered restaurants with wide choice of food...some touristy others more regional

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Spend here a half day just walking around and admire the small streets and unique buildings. Very-very cute city do not miss to stop here if you travelling around area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Irimie F
Reviewed September 25, 2018

A very nice city centre, with pittoresk small streets in the old part. Also a beautiful baroque part in the city centre (basilica).

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PetraW59
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Pretty flat walking area with number of cafe eateries, bars and beautiful architecture in the church, the gate and square especially. Fairly flat for walking and the disabled

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ianh389
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We spent some hours walking around the old city of Martina Franca after visiting the weekly market before. The old city is really nice and quiet, although people are still living here. Walk around the old and narrow streets and get surprised by what you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank IwanBanens
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Charming Puglia town with marbled pavements and a preponderance of white buildings in an intricate melange of narrow passages and stunning churches inside the old town centre. Ideal for a stroll during the day and buzzing in the evening with bars, restaurants and these just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NB6106
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

After a delicious dinner at Mehta (highly recommended), we strolled through the picturesque old town of Martin Franca which was busy and beautifully lit. The white stone reflected the lights and made it look wonderful. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adam-Rye-UK
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We visited Martina Franca as part of Newmarket Holidays 3 stop optional excursion and what a little gem. We were dropped off at the Piazza XX Settembre and made our way through the porta di San Stefano gate into the centro itself. The main street,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LutonPhil_11
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

The historic center is lovely, with a lot of small places where you can eat or drink. We were there during a Picasso exposition - so there was a street full of colorful umbrellas and some of Picasso's quotes written on walls - it was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank roix71
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