Martina Franca is one of the most beautiful cities of Puglia, to visit surely. The historic center is intact and full of charm.
The collegiate church of San Martino is one of the masterpieces of Baroque style in Puglia, but the most interesting monument is Il Palazzo ducale is one of the few noble palaces still furnished in Puglia.
The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
Or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The half-day visit of Martina Franca can be combined with visits to Bari, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Monopoli, Polignano a Mare, Putignano, Ostuni, Conversano, Egnazia – Fasano, Gioia del Colle, Taranto, Oria, Grottaglie.
Half day itinerary
The meeting with the guide will take place in Piazza XX Settembre, once you pass Porta Santo Stefano we are welcomed by Piazza Roma dominated by the bulk of the Doge’s Palace. Going up to the main floor we will be greeted by the frescoes that Domenico Carella painted in the 1700s which reflect the taste and fashion of the time when Martina Franca was home to a refined noble court. We will walk along Via Vittorio Emanuele to the end where Piazza Plebiscito will open in front of us, surely among the most beautiful squares in Puglia characterized by a perspective game of scenes and semicircles and arches where the façade of the Colle di San Martino dominates over everything. After visiting the Church we will leave the large square to enter the narrow alleys of the historic center where we will be welcomed by a different beauty, all white streets, stately buildings but also peasant houses that still recall in the form of the gabled roof covered with stone i not distant trulli.
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Collegiata di San Martino
Price: Free entry
Martina Franca Ducal Palace
(Italiano) Attenzione fino al 25 novembre 2018 Palazzo Ducale ospiterà di quadri di Pablo Picasso L‘altra metà del cielo, l’universo femminile di Picasso.
L’accesso al Palazzo sarà possibile solo acquistando il biglietto di ingresso alla mostra.
Per maggiori informazioni e costi visita il sito picassoinpuglia.com
Opening hours: From January 1 to June 15 from Monday to Friday 9.00 -13.00 Tuesday Thursday Friday 15.00-18.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00-12.00 and 17.00-19.00 From June 16 to 30 September from Monday to Friday 9.00 -20.00 Saturday and Sunday 10.00 - 20.00 From October 1 to December 31 from Monday to Friday 9.00 -13.00 Tuesday Thursday Friday 16.00-19.00 Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 12.00 and 17.00 to 19.00
Price: (Italiano) free admission
Chiesa del Monte del Purgatorio
Price: Free entry
Free parking in Viale Europa
Public baths in via Masaniello near Collegiata di San Martino and in via Francesco Paletti.
Sagra delle orecchiette – July 12th
Food and drink
Capocollo of Martina Franca
Of ancient and noble origin, Capocollo di Martina Franca is the most important and appreciated Apulian sausage. It is similar to what in other parts of Italy is called Coppa or Lonza. It represents one of the excellences of the Apulian gastronomy.
It is possible to organize a visit to a butcher shop where this delicacy is prepared in a traditional way. Tasting is a must.