The small town of
Cisternino spreads over a hilltop (1300 feet above sea level) in the
picturesque Itria Valley part of the Province of Brindisi, Apulia, with
a population of less than 12,000 inhabitants occupied mainly in
agriculture and tourism.
Located 45 miles and an hours
drive from Brindisi airport, 50 miles and 80 minutes by car from Bari and 10 miles
from the beaches of the Adriatic coast, it is an increasingly popular
area to partake a holiday.
The medieval quarter presents an
opportunity to stroll back through history on the time worn stone paved
lanes in between ancient palaces, towers, shops and homes that are
mostly still in use today. Here you can stop and refresh yourself in
tiny bars and restaurants that spill out over the pavements, buy a
souvenir in local craft shops or take a few snapshots for the family
The countryside in the Valle d'Itria
around Cisternino is covered in olive groves and vineyards dissected by
hundreds of tiny dry-stone walled lanes, many barely wide enough for
one vehicle let alone two.
Driving round the area you
will also see hundreds of the famous conical trulli dwellings, built in
the same fashion and style as the terrace and lane walls with the
addition of a cone shaped roof, that were once home to the local
peasant farmers and poor.
Cisternino Puglia -
Cisternino in Puglia,
Italy. Discover the town of Cisternino in the Itria Valley with this
guide to the attractions, accommodation, real estate, trulli, weather