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37 Km from IL TIMONE
  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 .


Loc. FASANO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
18 Km from IL TIMONE
Altitude: 22 mt. a.s.l.  Area Ostuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello
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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.


Loc. OSTUNI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
8 Km from IL TIMONE
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


Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from IL TIMONE
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


Loc. TARANTO, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from IL TIMONE
  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.


Loc. BRINDISI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
25 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Pedagne, Carovigno, Torre Rinalda
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The oil Collina di Brindisi has a maximum acidity of 0.80%, sweet, fruity flavor and slightly stronger smell, and the intense golden yellow color with greenish hue. The olive tree is present in the Brindisi from ancient times, as evidenced by some ancient olive groves in Fasano and Ostuni, whose most common variety, called Ogliarola or clarified, dates back to Roman times and has spread its high robustness. It's of excellent quality and generates a slight perception of spicy and bitter.


25 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Pedagne, Carovigno, Torre Rinalda
Brindisi is one of the provinces of the Puglia region that is located on a small peninsula (the Salento peninsula) located between two bays of the Adriatic Sea. It ''a thriving commercial port and has a very, very important. Brindisi offers a rich artistic heritage (with its monuments, folklore and traditions) and also an area which includes a fantastic nature and coastal areas. Since its inception, Brindisi had close contact with the East thanks to its geographic position and its port was already very important for the Roman legions. After the fall of the Roman Empire Brindisi was dominated by different barbarian tribes such as the Goths, the Vandals and the Normans. Brindisi was completely destroyed in 1456 and recovered only under the Bourbons.


Loc. CAROVIGNO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
<1 Km from IL TIMONE
  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 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.


37 Km from IL TIMONE
  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


Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
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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.


25 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Pedagne, Carovigno, Torre Rinalda
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The Artichoke is present in Brindisi Puglia cuisine for centuries. The first written usage of this particular ecotype date back to 1736, the year of the publication of several recipe books related to culinary seminars held in the territory. Thanks to the strong vocation of the area, the cultivation of the artichoke has grown to become one of the most important. deli The IGP Brindisino Artichoke is a vegetable rather delicate, which must be stored in a cool dry place, preferably in a refrigerator, and should be consumed within a few days of purchase. It is great for preparing many traditional recipes of Puglia: a simple pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil and chili, but also the artichoke parmigiana or so-called artichokes Brindisi, where the heads are filled with bread, olives, capers, mint, garlic and onions, are placed in a bed of sliced potatoes and then baked in the oven.


Loc. TARANTO - PUGLIA  Navigatore
45 Km from IL TIMONE
Altitude: 15 mt. a.s.l.  Area Massafra, Alberobello, Lido di Metaponto
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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.


10 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Brindisi, Ostuni, Pedagne
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The Oasis is located within a Site of Community Importance in the municipalities of Carovigno and Brindisi. The area of 1,800 hectares, is a stretch of coastline between the most preserved and representative of the Adriatic coast , with marshes and dunes up to 10 meters and a Saracen tower that tells the history of this area . In habitt a sea full of life , protected coastal Oasis , one of the few in Italy. environment Freshwater wetland , Mediterranean , dune belt ( high dunes 7/10 meters), coastal seabed . The extension of 600 hectares in 1200 to the sea and land . Marine Reserve covers a stretch of sea between Penna Grossa and the rocks of Apani , for an extension of about 5 nautical miles , bounded on the bathymetry of the sea from 50 meters to about a mile from the coast. The lakes are fed by freshwater springs that come from the inland drainage ; currently affected by an extensive cane . Macchia Mediterranea particularly present in the north and east of the reserve. Barrier dune height of up to 10 meters long and about 800 , which was created millennia ago by the joint action of the winds and the sea on the coast line .


Loc. PEDAGNE - PUGLIA  Navigatore
29 Km from IL TIMONE
  Area Brindisi, Carovigno, Torre Rinalda
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The Regional Natural Park, a few miles south of the city develops between Capo di Torre Cavallo and Punta della Contessa. The wetland, 214 acres, has a great ornithological interest and scenic beauty for the presence of a set of coastal basins temporary substrate of silts and clays of Pleistocene, fed by streams of water channeled from the hinterland, known as The Chianche and Foggia Rau, while the basins to the south are also fed by freshwater springs and suffer the introduction of sea water, especially after heavy storms. The basins are separated by the sea from the sandy beach that extends for a width of 15 meters. The whole area has valuable vegetation aspects and consists extended glasswort and lagoon environments with Ruppia cirrhosa. Important site of interest for nesting and stopover of migratory fish: There have been reports about 14 nesting species, including oystercatchers, swans, coots, herons, mallards, tufted vegetation consists mainly of rupopia chirrosa, agropyron junceum, ammophilla sp. and many other categories phenological that are of international interest. E ' was also noted that the presence of a viable population and reproductive health of European pond turtle Emys orbicularis. In the area were built of small vedette from which, and 'can dabble with the Bird Watching. Park also forms part of the area of the Great River. The Saline Regie, which are the basins to the north of the ponds, had intense exploitation in the trade between the thirteenth and eighteenth century, with an attempt to re-use in the nineteenth century. From here came the salt that was donated to local citizens on the provisions of King Ferdinand I of Aragon (1465-66), in order to encourage the repopulation of the city. With the end of the commercial exploitation of the area, the area became a stretch of marshland dry summer. At the center of this area you can see the ancient tower - probably the Renaissance - fitted with trap doors of the Farm Villanova, encompassing the central core that insists on pre-existing medieval abbey tied he took the name of Santa Maria de Ferorellis, a name that originates by the spread in the area of feruleche. This building was a church complex rite greek active from the twelfth to the sixteenth century, before being transformed into economic entity called Ferorelli until the eighteenth century. The old building is constrained by operation of law under the Code Urbani cultural heritage. The current denominizione Villanova comes from the family who owned it for centuries.



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.