Martina Franca home to the Valle d'Itria Music Festival

Overlooking the Valle d'Itria, the town of Martina Franca is situated 500 metres above sea level, mid way between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, ensuring that there are always fresh breezes even in the in the hight of summer. It is a verdant region with trees and cone shaped houses called "trulli". However the main attraction of the town is definitely the 'centro storico' a typical example of baroque art, with its smart streets, white lanes, elegant mansions and palazzi and its stately and monumental churches.

Until the reunification of Italy in 1861, Martina Franca was a fully walled town, with 24 towers and four gates. Although most of the towers have been demolished during the town's expansion the four Renaissance and Baroque gates still exist, effectively delineating the old town from the more modern 19th century part of town.

The tree-lined expanse of Piazza XX Settembre leads through the Porta di Santo Stefano (one of the four gates) into Piazza Roma, home to the impressive 17th century Palazzo Ducale (now used as the civic offices and also stage for the annual Valle d'Itria Festival). From here it is a short walk through the narrow streets to Piazza Plebiscito, the true heart of the town, the Basilica di San Martino.

Martina Franca is a popular area for visiting tourists, not only for its rich and precious architectural, historical and artistic heritage, but also for its cultural activities that culminate in the famous annual Valle d'Itria Festival.

Market day is on Wednesday mornings.

 

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Stunning villa with private pool, walking distance to town.

Stunning villa with private pool, walking distance to town.

Ref: 110113 | Villa Valeria | Martina Franca
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Excellent

10 out of 10

Perfect for large families or groups of friends wanting a luxurious stay in a large villa with a private pool and just a short walk into town. This magnificent...

£2,600 - £4,750
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Trullo Amore - great for large groups of family & friends, 18m pool

Trullo Amore - great for large groups of family & friends, 18m pool

Ref: 110061 | Villa Amore | Martina Franca
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Excellent

10 out of 10

Spoil yourselves and experience the real Italy with a holiday at Trullo Amore in Martina Franca. With 8 bedrooms sleeping up to 15 people it is perfect for la...

€3,500 - €4,500
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Stunning villa with pool and games room

Stunning villa with pool and games room

Ref: 110019 | Villa Tra-Cey | Martina Franca
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Excellent

10 out of 10

Large luxury villa with pool in the stunning Puglia countryside located in the Valle d'Itria between the towns of Martina Franca and Locorotondo. Family frien...

£1,900 - £3,850
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Spacious villa with large private pool and tennis court

Spacious villa with large private pool and tennis court

Ref: 110002 | Villa Gioia | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.6 out of 10

This spacious five bedroom villa and trullo is located in three acres of private grounds. It has has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside and, for sta...

£2,000 - £2,500
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Villa Ponderosa - Luxury villa with private pool in Puglia

Villa Ponderosa - Luxury villa with private pool in Puglia

Ref: 110090 | Villa Ponderosa | Martina Franca
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Excellent

10 out of 10

Immerse yourself in the countryside with stunning views of the Valley D’Itria situated up near the Acquedotto Pugliese, whilst enjoying all the comforts of Vill...

£1,145 - £1,695
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Trullo Lorca with private pool in Puglia

Trullo Lorca with private pool in Puglia

Ref: 110119 | Trullo Lorca | Martina Franca
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Idyllically located between the hilltop towns of Martina Franca and Cisternino in the Valle d'Itria this beautifully restored trullo has been thoughtfully resto...

£950 - £1,650
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This could be the most romantic Trullo in Puglia with private pool!

This could be the most romantic Trullo in Puglia with private pool!

Ref: 110072 | Trullo Romantico | Martina Franca
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Excellent

10 out of 10

A smartly modernised two bedroom trullo with private pool located in a residential area in the countryside and less than ten minutes drive from Martina Franca....

£1,100 - £1,600
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Trullo Il Grano, private pool, romantic and charming

Trullo Il Grano, private pool, romantic and charming

Ref: 110116 | Trullo Il Grano - a world away from where you are now | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.8 out of 10

Experience a traditional Trullo restored by local artisans with all modern comforts, private pool, air-con and al fresco dining in the very lovely courtyard. P...

£695 - £1,500
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Trullo Sereno - 3 bed villa with private pool, free wifi in Puglia

Trullo Sereno - 3 bed villa with private pool, free wifi in Puglia

Ref: 110004 | Trullo Sereno | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.6 out of 10

Set at almost the end of a country lane, Trullo Sereno is a beautiful trullo with its own very private pool, al fresco dining, outdoor kitchen and free wifi. T...

€1,100 - €1,495
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Villa with large pool and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside

Villa with large pool and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside

Ref: 110001 | Villa Bella Collina | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.9 out of 10

Villa Bella Collina sits on top of a hill with panoramic views over the olive groves, vines and the famous trulli. The villa provides a wonderful setting to j...

£995 - £1,350
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Trullo Melograno - a little paradise in Puglia with a large pool

Trullo Melograno - a little paradise in Puglia with a large pool

Ref: 110083 | Trullo Melograno | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.7 out of 10

Hidden down a short track in the countryside of Martina Franca lies Trullo Melograno. With large private pool, lush grass, plants, trees and shaded veranda make...

£850 - £1,350
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Trullo with pool & walking distance to town with free wifi

Trullo with pool & walking distance to town with free wifi

Ref: 110026 | Trullo Dieci | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.3 out of 10

This very comfortable fully restored ten cone trullo with free wifi, private pool and within walking distance of the small hamlet of San Paolo which has shop...

£800 - £1,295
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Lovely Trullo with 3 bedrooms, private pool & air-con, 5 mins to town

Lovely Trullo with 3 bedrooms, private pool & air-con, 5 mins to town

Ref: 110077 | | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.4 out of 10

This lovely Trullo is a 7 cone trullo situated down a quiet country lane on the outskirts of Martina Franca. Its spacious lounge and separate kitchen-diner, thr...

£500 - £1,100
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Casa Claudia - Apt with PRIVATE pool, walking distance to town

Casa Claudia - Apt with PRIVATE pool, walking distance to town

Ref: 110120 | | Martina Franca
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Located on the edge of town at the end of a cul-de-sac, Villa Claudia is within walking distance of Martina Franca (1.4km) and has a PRIVATE, sole use pool and...

£800 - £1,100
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Trullo Noce with pool in Puglia

Trullo Noce with pool in Puglia

Ref: 110091 | | Martina Franca
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Nestled between the towns of Martina Franca and Locorotono is Trullo Noce. Owned by the same family for many years it has now been beautifully renovated whils...

£450 - £800
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Beautiful, spacious apartment - walking distance to town

Beautiful, spacious apartment - walking distance to town

Ref: 110121 | | Martina Franca
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Located on the edge of town at the end of a cul-de-sac, this apartment is within walking distance of Martina Franca (1.4km) and has private outside garden to re...

£400 - £695
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Settimo Cielo: Beautiful, romantic property with private pool

Settimo Cielo: Beautiful, romantic property with private pool

Ref: 110109 | | Martina Franca
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Excellent

9.6 out of 10

Ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Romantic mini-apartment in the countryside with large private pool, stone BBQ, and plenty of space for outdoor...

£495 - £650
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