The rural landscape of Apulia
Between olive trees, dry stone walls and red earth
The Itria Valley, located in the southern part of the Murge plateau, is known as the Valley of the Trulli but, in addition to the characteristic dry-stone buildings, you can also appreciate the evocative natural landscape, characterised by centuries-old olive trees, red earth and unspoilt natural parks.
BOSCO DELLE PIANELLE RESERVE
This is one of the largest forests in Apulia and is located in the municipality of Martina Franca. You can discover it thanks to organised excursions and numerous paths within it, which wind through the lush Mediterranean vegetation among holm oaks, elms, junipers and even wild orchids. This protected green area is also an ideal refuge for many animals, which find their habitat here.
PARCO AGRARIO DEGLI ULIVI SECOLARI
Apulia is the region with the largest number of olive trees in the world, with more than 60 million trees, more than half of which are centuries old. Crossing the Itria Valley you can admire immense expanses of these fields, and it is extremely suggestive to walk along the roads of the agrarian park of secular olive trees.
GRAVINE NATURAL PARK
The Regional Natural Park "Terra delle Gravine" is a natural reserve characterised by the so called "Gravine": the Gravine are spectacular canyons, surrounded by the Mediterranean and woods and enriched by unmissable archaeological remains. The park covers 28,000 hectares spread over 14 municipalities: a truly immense territory that holds a myriad of surprises in store for visitors.