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 RESTAURANT MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO

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Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to MONOPOLI Martina Franca Alberobello Castellana Grotte

CASAMASSIMA

CASAMASSIMA  Apri
Loc. CASAMASSIMA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
32 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Rutigliano, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Bari
Perched on a hillside, 18 km from Bari, Casamassima was known in the past as the crossroads of Apulia . To give it this name , the strategic location that puts you at the center of the region. The Municipality represented , in fact, an important road connecting the capital of the empire , Rome, Taranto. The territory of Casamassima covers an area of 7,741 acres , the natural end of the Murgia of Bari . Characteristic and of great interest is the Lama San Giorgio , about 10 hectares of forest, covering discontinuous tree layer which is made from various kinds of oaks, a micro- region environment in which they survive plant and animal species unique in the world , many of which are endangered . Still unexplored , however, is the karst landscape with its huge underground caves , characterized by stalactites and stalagmites. Noteworthy , in the territory , including the prehistoric : the menhirs or standing stones and specchie . The first are megaliths of irregular shape , sometimes close to the conical or cylindrical shape , for the most left rough and driven into the ground as they were obelisks . Their meaning and function they had originally , scholars are divided between them . Specchie are , however, piles of stones of varying sizes, some thousands of years, scattered in the woods for a long time remained isolated agro and when those areas were transformed into cultures. It is not inconceivable that , under the specchie , were the tombs of warriors and leaders of armies, who died in battle .

ALBEROBELLO

ALBEROBELLO  Apri
Loc. ALBEROBELLO BARI, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
8 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Alberobello, Castellana Grotte, Grotte di Castellana
Alberobello is situated in the south- east of the province of Bari , near Castellana Grotte, Locorotondo and Putignano. The town was founded in the fifteenth century by Acquaviva - D'Aragona , the Counts of Conversano , an area occupied by a forest of oaks. Typical feature of Alberobello are the trulli , dwellings built with dry stone , base painted with lime and cone -shaped roof made of stone. Alberobello is the only center to preserve the historic core composed entirely of trulli. Internally , the trulli have a central room with a square plan , communicating through arches with the other rooms of the house. Many of the trulli in Alberobello be visited . The trullo highest in the country , called Sovereign Trullo , has two floors and houses a museum . The conical roofs are often embellished with decorations of various shapes drawn with milk of lime, depicting zodiac symbols or religious . In 1996, the town of Alberobello, the heart of the Murgia , was d a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2010 and has been certified by the Italian Touring Club as orange flag . Particularly significant is the church of San Antonio, in the shape of a trullo, with a monumental entrance , the main hall of a Greek cross and the side chapels with vaulted sailing . The house of love , now valuable tourist information point , is the first building in the whole town built with binding materials , such as lime and mortar, as indicated inclusion of 1797 placed next to the door. Definitely worth a visit , a minor basilica of Santi Medici , which houses the image of Our Lady of Loreto and of the patron saints Cosmas and Damian, celebrated on 27 and 28 September .

TEATRO PETRUZZELLI

TEATRO PETRUZZELLI  Apri
Loc. BARI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Casamassima, Rutigliano, Acquaviva delle Fonti
The Petruzzelli Theatre, owned by the family Messeni Nemagna, is the ultimate cultural center of the city of Bari, the fourth Italian theater in size and the largest private theater of Europe. Located in the heart of the city, overlooking Corso Cavour. On its south wall ends via De Giosa, behind the palace Apulian Aqueduct.

THE TRULLI

THE TRULLI  Apri
Loc. ALBEROBELLO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
10 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Martina Franca, Castellana Grotte, Noci

Unesco World Heritage Site Alberobello is a town of stubby pointed roofs, white-tipped as if dusted by snow. It wouldn't be a surprise to see a gnome pop out to water its windowboxes. The Zona dei Trulli on the western hill of Alberobe is a dense mass of 1500 beehive-shaped houses, dry-stone buildings made from local limestone, none older than the 14th century. Inhabitants disappointingly do not wear pointy hats, but they do sell anything a visitor might want, from miniature trulli to rustic woollen shawls. The town is named after the primitive oak forest Arboris Belli (beautiful trees) that once covered this area. It's an amazing area, but is also something of a tourist trap and from May to October busloads of tourists pile into trullo homes, drink in trullo bars and shop in trullo shops

UVA DI PUGLIA IGP

UVA DI PUGLIA IGP  Apri
Loc. RUTIGLIANO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
29 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Casamassima, Acquaviva delle Fonti, Bari
IGP Uva di Puglia 'is reserved for table grapes of varieties Italian b., Regina b., Victoria b., Michele Palieri n., Red Globe rs., produced in the defined area. Consumer Features must have the following characteristics: - The whole cluster must be of not less than 300 grams; - Berries must present a calibration of not less than 21 mm for Victoria, 15 mm for the Queen, 22 mm for Italy, Michele Palieri and Red Globe (equatorial diameter); - The color is pale straw yellow for the Italian variety, and Queen Victoria, a deep velvety black varieties Michele Palieri and a rose dore' for the Red Globe variety; - The juice of the grapes must have a value not less than 14 Brix for the Italian variety, Queen and Red globe; 13 Brix for the varieties Victoria and Michael Palieri. For all varieties, the value of the ratio Brix / total acidity must be at least 22. Method of production - New vineyards will be built on well-drained soils, permeable and free from rot outbreaks of agents and carriers of the virus without damaging the screw using only certified rootstocks. - The training for the construction of vineyards with grapes pergola roof is horizontal, the tent. - The density of plantation should be between a minimum of 1.100 and a maximum of 2,100 vines / ha. - The distance between the rows must be between 2.2 and 3 m. - The production of grape must not be higher than 30 t / ha. - On defense phytoiatric, are permitted operations environmentally friendly and using only pesticides based on active ingredients registered for the lives of table grapes, as indicated in the specification of integrated production of table grapes of Puglia Region. - The pruning should be carried out in the period between the period following the fall of the leaves and the previous budding: from December to the end of February of the following year. - It 's allowable coverage of the tent with networks of polyethylene and / or PVC or polyethylene plastic film + EVA and greenhouse cultivation, in order to protect it from hail, wind, rain, and to facilitate the advance maturation or delay in harvesting grapes (the variation of the coverage period). - The grape harvest period runs from the time of the achievement of the minimum quality required by the regulations (for Victoria variety from the beginning of the second decade of July, for the variety Michele Palieri from the beginning of the third decade of July, for the Italian variety, Queen and Red globe since the beginning of the third decade of August). - The packaging must be made within the production area to prevent the transport and excessive handling can damage the grapes altering integrity and color.

CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.

CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.  Apri
Loc. TARANTO TA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
  Brochure PDF
The first introductions of citrus species in the province of Taranto can be traced back to the eighteenth century, but since 1900 we are witnessing the spread of citrus cultivation. The area in which the denomination has its center of gravity, both geographically and socio - economic, in the municipalities of the province of Taranto overlooking the Gulf. In the '50s, with the start of the land reform, thanks to the procurement, collection and creation of adequate water for irrigation, cultivation of citrus begins the process of expansion and specialization to take on the connotation of today's leading crop in the defined area. The warm, sunny climate and low humidity of the area that overlooks the Gulf of Taranto has a positive effect on the processes of growth and ripening of the fruit and the acquisition of excellent quality, in terms of color, flavor and shelf life.

CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO

CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO  Apri
Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
44 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 11 mt. a.s.l.  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
The Aragonese castle of Taranto (or Castel Sant'Angelo), deals with its quadrangular and the large central courtyard, the extreme corner of the island on which stands the old town of the city. The first nucleus of the castle dates back to 916, when the Byzantines began the construction of the Rock in protection against attacks by the Saracens and the Republic of Venice. This first fortification consisted of tall, narrow towers, from which they fought with spears, arrows, stones, and hot oil. In 1481 he was made a first fairway, narrower and with sides of the irregular, to allow the passage of small boats and improve the defensibility of the castle. In 1486, Ferdinand II of Aragon commissioned the architect and military engineer Francesco di Giorgio Martini to expand the castle and give it the current structure, in order to replace the type of medieval towers conceived for the defense pouncing. The use of guns in fact following the discovery of gunpowder, needed towers broad and low, circular in shape to cushion the impact of cannon balls, equipped with ramps or slides that allowed the movement of the pieces from a tower to 'other, and come with a large and sturdy railing with specific openings for the guns

TERRA DI BARI DOP

TERRA DI BARI DOP  Apri
Loc. BARI, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 6 mt. a.s.l.  Area Rutigliano, Casamassima, Acquaviva delle Fonti
  Brochure PDF
NOTES: extra virgin olive oil D.O.P. (Protected Designation of Origin) Terra di Bari is obtained from olives grown according to specific environmental conditions of the area of cultivation. For its production are used exclusively olives harvested areas of Bari, Bitonto, Molfetta, Ruvo, Terlizzi, Bitetto, Acquaviva. USE: raw on salads, vegetables and legumes enhances the flavor. COMPOSITION: Ogliarola part from Bari, part of Coratina ODOR: fruity olive TASTE: fruity with sensation of fresh herbs and slight hint of bitterness and pungency DENSITY: bodied ACIDITY: <= 0.3

GROTTE DI CASTELLANA

GROTTE DI CASTELLANA  Apri
Loc. GROTTE DI CASTELLANA BA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
11 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Castellana Grotte, Noci, Martina Franca
The Caves of Castellana - a complex of underground caverns karst, typical tourist sites, the most beautiful and spectacular in Italy - are located in the town of Castellana Grotte, about 1.5 km from the town. They grow to a length of 3348 meters and reach a maximum depth of 122 meters from the surface. The indoor temperature is around 16.5 C. Located on the outskirts of the Itria Valley, not far from charming towns such as Alberobello, Cisternino, Polignano a Mare, Castellana Caves are opened in the south-eastern Murgia - 330 m above sea level - Limestone plateau formed in the Late Cretaceous, about ninety-one hundred million years ago. The beauty of the Castellana Caves attracts visitors from all over the world, and from the day they are open to the public, more than 15 million people have walked its streets groundwater. The visit to the Caves winds along a 3 km: an extraordinary guided tour, about 70 feet deep, in a stunning scenery, caves where great names, canyons, deep chasms, fossils, stalactites, stalagmites, concretions forms incredible and amazing colors solicit the imagination of children and adults. The Caves of Castellana are, therefore, fully, a good opportunity to admire one of the most amazing natural a wonderful Apulia.

OSTUNI

OSTUNI  Apri
Loc. OSTUNI BR, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
30 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 226 mt. a.s.l.  Area Fasano, Carovigno, Martina Franca
White City, Queen of Olives, Town Crib: many names to describe a city Ostuni, famous throughout the world for the unmistakable blinding white color of his village. Located in the southern Murgia, Ostuni is a popular destination for vacationers who can not fail to appreciate the beauty. The city, in fact, looks like a tangle of winding streets, a succession of courtyards, squares, streets that once were owned by five doors opened into the walls, equipped with towers. Ostuni is worth a visit above all for the beauty of its old town, divided into two parts by street Cathedral, while all other streets that intersect it are dead ends or narrow and steep stairways. Walking through the old town, you will come across houses carved into the rock, connected by arches and semi-arches that serve as support. Beautiful palaces that still preserve their coats of arms, portals and the variety of architectural lines with stains golden ocher. On top of the hill, it stands the Cathedral admirable synthesis of Romanesque, Gothic and Venetian, overlooking the Plains of Olives trees to the sea. Also to see the Bishop's Palace. Ostuni, over the centuries has seen a succession of different dominations. Around 1000 BC It was occupied by Japigi and Massapi. During the Second Punic War, Ostuni was destroyed by Hannibal and later rebuilt by Greek colonists. In later centuries, the city saw the occupation of Goths, Lombards, Saracens and Moors, Normans and Swabians. In 1507 it was annexed to the Duchy of Bari of Isabella of Aragon. They followed two centuries of Spanish rule until in 1799 the city was proclaimed free and republican. With the Congress of Vienna, the Bourbons returned to the city and we are witnessing the birth of the sections of the Carbonari and Young Italy. And 'August 26, 1860, when Ostuni is finally free of the Bourbon rule and he waves the tricoloreI dintorniA 20 km, on the SS 379 towards Brindisi: the Natural Reserve of Torre Guaceto, comes as a natural area of great landscape value , thanks to the presence of many migratory birds 10 km on the SS 379 towards Bari: the Regional Natural Reserve of the coastal dunes of Torre San Leonardo. It is a long dune belt on the coast, covered by a dense maquis and junipers plurisecolariA 20 km the archaeological site of Egnatia, a city dating back to the end of the bronzoA 11 km inwards: Ceglie, an ancient center messapica with the ducal castle that dominates the surrounding valleys, land of gastronomy. Nearby, do not miss ancge Caves Montevicoli, with stalactites and stalagmitiA 10 Km Basilian caves of San Biagio, nellea nearby San Vito dei Normanni with frescoes of 1100 The town's name derives from the greek and means new city (Astu-neon), the city was built in the early centuries of the Christian era at the top of the hill where now stands the old town. The white lime, which covers the houses of the historical centers of the High Salento, gives a characteristic appearance and located in the historical center of Ostuni. The streets of Rione Terra, this is the name used by Ostuni for their old village are narrow, cobbled streets of chianche, white 'tile' of local limestone, polished to cover the bottom of the narrow streets. In the old town there are many souvenir shops, restaurants, bars and pubs that focus on street Cathedral and adjacent lanes; the considerable influx of tourists in the middle months of summer. Many shops also delicatessen, among which stands out the olive oil Marela The town is popular holiday destination thanks to one of the most beautiful and cleanest in Italy and along with olive groves, trulli, farms and historical centers make the landscape really appealing. In May 2011, the region of the Trulli with Ostuni and Fasano, have won two Blue Flag, a prestigious recognition of the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education), assigned to the seaside tourist resorts that meet criteria relating to sustainable land management, such as the quality of waters, coast, services, safety measures and environmental education. Since 1987 Ostuni won seventeen blue banners. In June 2011, Ostuni has reconfirmed the Five Sails of Legambiente 2011 already won in 2009 and 2010. Among the most famous beaches to remember are: Pilone, Rosa Marina. Monticelli, Villanova, Costa Merlata, Saint Lucia-Tower Pozzella

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DUNE COSTIERE DA TORRE CANNE A TORRE SAN LEONARDO

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DUNE COSTIERE DA TORRE CANNE A TORRE SAN LEONARDO  Apri
Loc. FASANO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
21 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 22 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello
  Brochure PDF
Located in the territory of the municipalities of Ostuni and Fasano, the Natural Park stretches along 6 km of coastline and goes towards the plain of ancient olive trees, following the course of a few blades, karst phenomena characteristic of the Murgia originated by the erosive action of surface waters. The protected area is composed of numerous habitat result of geological, morphological and climatic conditions. Beach and Dune have a dynamic tem. The appearance of a beach can change in one day. The dunes are born, grow, consolidate, to become fossil dunes, with an age that comes to hundreds of thousands of years. In the area behind the dunes fossils, the olive has ancient origins, as evidenced by the planted several centuries old, which distinguish the agricultural landscape can not be found in other parts of the rich world of underground presses. Many farms, especially fortified, which retain the role as a center of production and processing is also involved farm. The starting point for sightseeing tours and excursions is The House of the Park at the disused railway station of Fontevecchia.

TARANTO

TARANTO  Apri
Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
Taranto is one of the provinces of the Apulia region, located in the Salento peninsula in the Gulf of the same name, is washed by two seas (Mar Piccolo and Mar Grande) that gave it the nickname of the city Bimare. This its geographical position was a matter of great importance over the centuries for the Navy. Taranto is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy counts with gardens, ancient villages and is surrounded by beautiful islands. The first group of Taranto dates back to the eighth century BC with the name greek Ta''ras as Spartan colony. In 272 BC Passed under the dominion of the Romans in 90 BC and City Hall became the name of Tarentum. In the Middle Ages it came under the control of the Byzantines, Saracens and Normans. Later it was under the rule of the Angevin and chased (in the sixteenth century) was under the Spaniards. In the eighteenth century it came under the Bourbons, and in 1799 joined the Neapolitan Republic. Later it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy and became an important military port.

CAROVIGNO

CAROVIGNO  Apri
Loc. CAROVIGNO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Ostuni, Fasano, Brindisi
Carovigno is a hilly country , but part of its territory is flat, and it is here that vegetables are grown in quality and unique flavors of the southern lands . The remainder of the hill , however, is a land rich in almond and olive trees , typical of the other production . Are rather scarce forested areas , with the exception of some small area of the Mediterranean, as well as perennial streams : there are only a few channels that buy grandeur only during the rainy autumn , including the Royal Canal and the Canal Santa Sabina . Do not miss a visit to the village , are the two castles, the Dentex Frasso and to Serranova . The first, which is located in the highest point of the country, it was in the past a lookout and defense; the second , originally called Defence of the Diver is located near a small church , where the altar is placed a wooden crucifix of the century. XVII. Several are then asked that you may encounter while walking in the country : the church of St. Angelo, perhaps built on the ruins of an ancient pagan temple ; that of St. Anne, pertaining to the castle and seat of the Confraternity of SS.mo Sacramento ; The complex includes the church and convent of Salvation, the first seat of the Carmelite Fathers who has had over the centuries various functions and only in 1961 was reopened for worship ; and yet , the Mother Church , the church and convent complex that combines the Carmine , and the sanctuary of Santa Maria del Belvedere . Features are also the farms surrounding the village and which are well worth a careful visit , as well as traces of the past of the city, like the towers and the remains of walls, that still tell the story of the centuries gone by.

TERRE TARENTINE DOP

TERRE TARENTINE DOP  Apri
Loc. TARANTO TA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 15 mt. a.s.l.  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
  Brochure PDF
The extra virgin olive oil Terre Tarentine is an olive oil with Protected Designation of Origin obtained from olives of the Leccino, Coratina, Ogliarola and Frantoio present alone or together, in varying percentages between them and for no less than 80 %. The remaining 20% are other minor varieties present in the olive groves of the production area. It is characterized by the color yellow green, smooth flowing media, a fruity flavor with medium bitterness and a slight spicy. It can be an excellent dressing on pasta with vegetables, but also meat dishes and fish. Harvesting operations should be carried out in the period of the year between the months of October and January, using procedures which post drupes directly from the plant, while the transport to the mill must be on the same day of collection, using containers that guarantee the integrity of the olives. Before milling, the olives may remain in the mill for up to 72 hours in rigid containers and ventilated seats in cool and ventilated. The oil extraction admits only the use of drinking water and the use of traditional mechanical and physical processes, which do not alter the characteristics of the product. The oil can be stored in a cool and dry at a temperature between 14 C and 20 C, away from heat sources. The extra virgin olive oil Terre Tarentine is produced with olives grown and processed in the towns of Taranto, Ginosa, Laterza, Castellaneta, Palagianello, Palagiano, Mottola, Massafra, Crispiano, Statte, Martina Franca, Monteiasi and Montemesola. Olive growing in the area began to work Messapi in the tenth century BC, but it was with the subsequent colonization Greek and Phoenician that olive cultivation was more widespread and extraction techniques were perfected. In the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto you can see craters and amphorae painted with mythological scenes in which the olive is the protagonist.

GROTTE DI SANTA CROCE

GROTTE DI SANTA CROCE  Apri
Loc. CASTELLANA GROTTE - PUGLIA  Navigatore
10 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Grotte di Castellana, Noci, Martina Franca
The cave of the Holy Cross is a particular cavity underground karst, archaeological, caving and tourism. It opens to 113.0 m above sea level on the east side of the homonymous blade located in the countryside of the town of Bisceglie, near the first survey of the southern Murgia. It can be reached by traveling for about 7 km towards the SP Corato 85 Bisceglie - Corato and taking just before the viaduct Holy Cross, on the right the old road that follows the contour of the blade. Here, you can find on the left a path that leads to the open space of the cave more. The site is an important pre-historic site. The area outside and the inside of the cave was inhabited as early as the ancient Neolithic groups of farmers and ranchers. The presence of such a settlement is established by a lithic industry includes about 5,000 pieces. Furthermore, for the reconstruction of paleoclimate have been instrumental in the wildlife discoveries that lead to recognized species of Bos, Canis lupus, Equus caballus, European ass, Dicerorhinus mercki, Hyaena spelaea, Leo Spelaeus, Spelaeus Ursus, Cervus elaphus, Vulpes vulpes, European hare, Alpine chough, Columba livia, Perdix perdix, Alectorix Greek, Athene noctua, Lesser white-fronted goose. The discovery of the cave as Palaeolithic dates back to the mid-1930s by archaeologist Francis Xavier Majellaro, who in 1937 pointed to the Royal Superintendent of Antiquities and Works of Art of Puglia for the scientific and historical significance of the site. The early essays and the first surface surveys were conducted between October 7, 1938 and October 2, 1940, by the same Majellaro with the supervision of Professors Luigi Cardini and Ciro Dragon. In the following years, from 1954 until 1958, took place several excavations financed by the Italian Institute of Paleontology, by the Provincial Tourism and the City of Bisceglie, under the guidance of prof. Cardini. On 25 June 1955, was found a Neanderthal human right femur which is the first finding of a long bone of paleantropo in Italy. Finally, between 1970 and 1994 have been some research undertaken by the University of Bari and investigations caving to the relief of the cave complex.

ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO

ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO  Apri
Loc. PUGLIA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
17 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
Altitude: 382 mt. a.s.l.  Area Grotte di Castellana, Castellana Grotte, Alberobello
The IGP Arancia del Gargano has a spherical shape and a size not overly large. The flavor is sweet and distinctive aroma. Distinguishing factors of the product are the ripening period (late April-May and also August) and the high preservation that allowed these oranges, in the past, to be transported for 30 and even 40 days and arrive intact in Chicago or New York. Since ancient times, The reputation of the Gargano IGP had transcended regional borders and was mentioned in the works of several authors, including the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio. Since the 1700s Gargano citrus fruits become protagonists of a procession that is still held every year in February, in honor of St. Valentine, the patron saint of citrus groves, during which they bless the plants and the fruits of oranges and lemons. Holds numerous records, photographs, poster, posters, demonstrating the fame even internationally from these unique fruit from the Gargano. The first historic references on citrus growing in the area dates back to 1003, thanks to Melo, Prince of Bari, who, wanting to show the Normans the rich production of the Gargano, sent in Normandy the knobs citrine of Gargano, corresponding to melangolo (bitter orange). In the seventeenth century they traded large citrus in the towns of Vico del Gargano and Rodi Garganico with the Venetians. These intense trade continued even in the nineteenth century, and The reputation of the Gargano IGP even reached other European countries and America. The interior of the oranges can be eaten fresh, or squeezed into wedges, or as an ingredient in salads or as a garnish. The oranges can also be cooked as constituents of refined dishes in sweet-sour or used as an alternative for drinks, liqueurs and candied fruit. To peel them to live, you may want to go down with a boxcutter, trying to eliminate as much as possible is the white part of the peel, and the peel until you reach the pulp. With the tip of the knife will then go to separate a slice at a time: in this way the skins of the pulp that divides the cloves will come off easily.

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE  Apri
Loc. PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE, TARANTO, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
29 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Noci, Alberobello, Martina Franca
The Regional Park of the Ravines of the Earth was established December 20, 2005 by LR n. 18 It extends over 13 municipalities of the Province of Taranto (Ginosa, Laterza, Castellaneta, Mottola, Massafra, Palagiano, Palagianello, Statte, Crispiano, Martina Franca, Montemesola, Grottaglie, S.Marzano) and a municipality in the Province Brindisi (Villa Castelli), for a total of approximately 28,000 hectares. Does not exist elsewhere, in all of Western Europe, an area with a similar concentration of rock settlements and archaeological sites, with natural riches and karst features like relevance, with a comparable wealth of biodiversity. The park is among the tools that the legislation on protected areas provides the means that can enable not only the protection of areas of high natural value, but also the enhancement of the historical and cultural landscape that human settlements and agro-forestry -pastorali have resulted in thousands of years. Consequently, the Park can be the instrument to preserve still traditional activities, although they have contributed to the characteristic values and identification of the places, are destined to disappear otherwise. The ravines are deep rocky gorges to karst, which start from the plateau of the Murgia and head towards the sea, the memory of ancient rivers that today are reformed only occasionally, after heavy rains. The significant heights and slopes of the steep slopes of the ravines, as well as their particular microclimate in the time allowed the preservation of habitat extraordinarily rich, both as flora and fauna as microfauna. The morphological features rugged ravines, the presence of numerous caves with thermal stability and the peculiar microclimate favored human settlement, from the Neolithic period until the 50s, with a strong concentration in the medieval period. Numerous and valuable rock settlements, where the cave-dwellings maintained characteristics of continuity with terraces, planted with orchards. All the material of the excavation of the caves were reused to build the cave-houses, fortifications, and dry stone walls of containment. An ingenious tem for collecting and channeling rainwater in water tanks allowed autonomy; the social sites were related to the processing of agricultural products (crushers, mills) and to religious worship (crypts, churches). Many graves dug in the rocky shoals, witnesses customs rituals of burial of the dead. The impressive rock villages are located in Ginosa, Mottola, Grottaglie, Crispiano, Laterza, Statte, Castellaneta, Massafra, Palagianello, sometimes included in the urban environment. Churches, shrines and crypts are often beautiful icons of Byzantine style, representing the Virgin, Christ Pantocrator, Saints and Martyrs. A Massafra Mottola and you can admire the richest and best preserved examples of pictorial rock art and architecture of these sacred places, excavated in the rock.

TARALLI PUGLIESI

TARALLI PUGLIESI  Apri
Loc. BARI, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Rutigliano, Casamassima, Acquaviva delle Fonti
The tarallo originally began as a product consumed by farmers when they moved to treat their fields and were away from home for several days. There are several origins of the word TARALLO; some think it comes from the Latin torrere (toast), others say it comes from the greek daratos (a type of bread) or dall'italico TAR (wrap). The original form of Tarallo, formed during the eighteenth century., Was born thanks to the work of the bakers that wound and infornavano the remains of the bread dough creating delicious golden rings. They acquire importance when people start to accompany the wine and to consider them as perfect substitutes of bread to become a snack to enjoy during the cocktail conquering foreign palates. Perfect combination of three simple foods from nature rich in flavor, lightness and freshness, aroma of bread, fragrances wheat fields and authenticity of the garden such as wheat flour, extra virgin olive oil and white wine .

WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI

WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI  Apri
Loc. ACQUAVIVA BARI, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Casamassima, Cassano delle Murge, Rutigliano
  Brochure PDF
The Oasis Gioacchino Carone is located in the town of Acquaviva delle Fonti (Ba) . The area of 2.5 hectares , spread along the right bank of a channel called blade Baron . Interesting is the presence of a dense shrub vegetation of considerable interest. The aim of the group is to maintain and improve this strip of vegetation that , along with the rest of the bed of the channel , which is also similar characteristics , have now taken on the character of rarity throughout the province of Bari and Apulia in general. environment Interesting is the presence of a dense shrub vegetation of considerable interest primarily to the presence of Kermes oak , are also common gorse , as well as the cistus of Montpellier in large size . There is a considerable presence of birds such as warblers and in particular of Warbler , Whitethroat , Blackcap and other species such as robin , Stonechat , blue, great, serins , finches . In summer it is possible to observe several examples of kestrel, kestrel and red-footed falcon intent to hunt in the surrounding areas . The aim of the group is to maintain and improve this strip of vegetation that , along with the rest of the bed of the channel is also similar characteristics , have now taken on the character of rarity throughout the province of Bari and Apulia in general .

BARI

     

BARI  Apri
Loc. BARI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from MASSERIA GELSO ANTICO
  Area Rutigliano, Casamassima, Acquaviva delle Fonti
Bari is the capital of the region of Puglia and is situated on the coast of the Adriatic Sea and extends between the Gargano and the Cape of Otranto. The city of Bari is divided into two parts: the old part of Byzantine origin and the new part of the early nineteenth century. Historically it was founded by peucezi (a pre-Roman population) and then conquered by the Romans in the second century BC Barium becoming the town hall. Later it was conquered by the Lombards, Byzantines and finally by the Saracens. At the end of the twelfth century a flourishing period spent under the Swabians but then declined as a result of Spanish and Austrian domination. In 1860 he joined the Kingdom of Italy.

Excursions and attractions in PUGLIA close to MONOPOLI Martina Franca Alberobello Castellana Grotte: 'CASAMASSIMA'   'ALBEROBELLO'   'TEATRO PETRUZZELLI'   'THE TRULLI'   'UVA DI PUGLIA IGP'   'CLEMENTINA DEL GOLFO DI TARANTO I.G.P.'   'CASTELLO ARAGONESE DI TARANTO'   'TERRA DI BARI DOP'   'GROTTE DI CASTELLANA'   'OSTUNI'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE DUNE COSTIERE DA TORRE CANNE A TORRE SAN LEONARDO'   'TARANTO'   'CAROVIGNO'   'TERRE TARENTINE DOP'   'GROTTE DI SANTA CROCE'   'ARANCIA DURETTA DEL GARGANO'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE TERRA DELLE GRAVINE'   'TARALLI PUGLIESI'   'WWF: OASI ACQUAVIVA DELLE FONTI'   'BARI'  

PUGLIA


Le Puglie, the Italian name of this region, is in the plural form and, in fact, this is a place that conceals many souls. The 'heel' of the boot, Apulia , as it is known in English, is,an enchanting region that lays amid nature, history, tradition, gusto and spirituality, to be visited all year round. Sea lovers can take their pick, choosing between the cliffs of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, the meeting point between the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, or Gallipoli, the 'Gem of Salento' and the Gargano, the 'Spur of Italy', jutting out to the clear sea water that guards the beautiful Tremiti Islands. Nature is again the protagonist in the Murgia National Park and the Gargano National Park with its wild Umbrian forest, its salt pans and lakes, the deep ravines of Laterza and the wide dolines of Altamura, which distinguish the hinterland of the region with their charming sceneries. To those who want to plunge into history, Apulia offers a wide range of places that tell the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the baroque splendour of Lecce and the Salento area. The provinces of the region are: Bari (regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto.