Locorotondo

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Locorotondo

Beautiful churches, gorgeous countryside and popular local wines await at this ancient Italian whitewashed town, situated on top of a hill.

The hilltop town of Locorotondo is an oasis of white amid a green landscape. Whitewashed buildings are surrounded by a countryside of fields and vineyards that produces the wines the area is known for. Taste some of these wines, explore the scenic surrounds and examine ancient religious art in the town’s churches.

Locorotondo owes its name to the circular shape of its old town center, which was built approximately 1,000 years ago. A stroll through its labyrinth of narrow lanes is a wonderful way to spend some time.

Pass rows of old houses tightly packed together. Admire their window boxes filled with pink and scarlet geraniums. Admire the friezes, Latin inscriptions and Baroque and Renaissance portals that decorate the façades of a number of the buildings.

Devote some time to discovering Locorotondo's ancient churches. The oldest church in the town is the Church of Madonna della Greca, which was first built between the 7th and 8th centuries. The current building is a 15th-century reconstruction. Visit the 19th-century Church of San Rocco and go to the small church of Spirito Santo, built in 1683. Among the other noteworthy old buildings is the Baroque Palazzo Morelli, built in 1819. Explore its rooms, which are spread across three stories.

Just below the town is its main wine producer, the Cantina del Locorotondo, a co-operative that started out in the 1930s. Enjoy a tasting session at the winery and purchase some bottles from the warehouse.

Drive out into the countryside and explore some of the other towns that dot the landscape of the Itria Valley. If you don't fancy the drive, local train services travel to some of these places, including Martina Franca and Alberobello.

Locorotondo’s history, scenery and wine heritage make it a popular vacation spot that’s well connected to the rest of Italy by road and rail. To reach Locorotondo, fly into the airports at Brindisi and Bari, about 40 miles (64 kilometers) and 44 miles (70 kilometers) away, respectively.

Where to stay in Locorotondo

Sotto Le Cummerse Albergo Diffuso
Sotto Le Cummerse Albergo Diffuso
3 out of 5
Via Vittorio Veneto, 138, Locorotondo
The price is £76 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
This family-friendly Locorotondo hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Mother Church of St. George, Church of the Madonna della Greca ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Amazing hotel in Locorotondo
"This hotel that is not in a single building, but converted out of various historic buildings in the old town of Locorotondo. There is a central reception, a place for breakfast and the usual hotel services though. This is the Italian "Albergo Diffuso" concept. The apartment we had was lovely, it ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Sotto Le Cummerse Albergo Diffuso
Dimora Ritunno
Dimora Ritunno
Strada comunale 22, Locorotondo, Città Metropolitana di Bari
The price is £136 per night from 3 Dec to 3 Dec
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 5.8 mi (9.3 km) from Trullo Sovrano and 22.8 mi (36.7 km) from National Archaeological Museum of ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"Trulli" wonderful stay
"We had a stressful couple of hours trying to locate the accommodation on google maps, and stopped at a service station. The owner called our accommodation to say we were lost and within 10 minutes Antonio arrived to rescue us! We followed him back to the property, which is located within a working ..."

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

Dimora Ritunno
Leonardo Trulli Resort
Leonardo Trulli Resort
S.C. 54 C.da Semeraro, 107, Locorotondo, Puglia Bari
The price is £119 per night from 6 Dec to 6 Dec
Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Church of the Madonna della Greca, Mother Church of St. George and Morelli Palace. ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (22 reviews)
"The gardens and pool are just beautiful. Staff are v friendly , helpful and try so hard to please. Food is delicious. Lots to do and see in the surrounding area."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2019

Leonardo Trulli Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
BA-E645-MRSN28AT - P21 - Casa Vinci Bilocale by Typney
BA-E645-MRSN28AT - P21 - Casa Vinci Bilocale by Typney
The price is £88 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Situated in Locorotondo, this apartment building is steps away from Morelli Palace, Church of the Madonna della Greca and Mother Church of St. George. Church ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Ci siamo trovati molto bene
"Una sola notte. Appartamento curato. Posto centrale. Check-in comodissimo. Ritorneremo!"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

BA-E645-MRSN28AT - P21 - Casa Vinci Bilocale by Typney
Trulli Loco
Trulli Loco
sc42 c.da Iannuzzi 184, Locorotondo, Metropolitan City of Bari
The price is £99 per night from 1 Dec to 1 Dec
Situated in a rural location, this holiday home is within a 10-minute walk of Morelli Palace, Church of the Madonna della Greca and Mother Church of St. George. ...
Trulli Loco
Villa Pinto with Trullo
Villa Pinto with Trullo
Situated in Locorotondo, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Morelli Palace, Mother Church of St. George and Church of the Madonna della Greca. Church ...
1/5 (2 reviews)
Struttura già occupata
"Struttura era già occupata da ben due gruppi, impossibilita di mettersi in contatto con la proprietà sia telefonicamente che via email. In attesa di ricevere il rimborso. Esperienza pessima"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Villa Pinto with Trullo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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