The city of Martina Franca is one of the oldest urban centers in Puglia and one of the best known commercial centers since the Neolithic, thanks to one of the oldest horse farms and production of works of art of ceramics and limestone sculptures local

Martina Franca is an Apulian town in the province of Taranto with about 47,000 inhabitants. The territory of Martina Franca is located on the hills bordering the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Bari. The city has been renowned since ancient times as a rich agricultural, commercial and industrial center. The ancient wealth of the city of Martina Franca is recognizable by the presence in the historic center of many testimonies of Baroque art, numerous archaeological excavations and commercial evidence dating back to the Neolithic.

What to see in Martina Franca

The city of Martina Franca is practically an open-air museum, with excavations and artistic testimonies starting from the Palaeolithic, through the Middle Ages to the present day.

The most beautiful things to see in Martina Franca are:

  • Old Town
  • Basilica of San Martino
  • Ducal Palace
  • Stately buildings
  • Municipal Villa
  • visit the Pianelle Wood Museum
  • visit the Museum of Philip I of Anjou
  • visit to the Museum of the Basilica of San Martino (MuBa)

What to do in Martina Franca

A walk through the historic center of Martina Franca will allow you to appreciate the ancient splendor of the city, gained thanks to the rich trafficking of farms and agricultural productions to which the production of ceramics and sculptures of local limestone have been added.

Among the things to do in Martina Franca there are:

  • stroll through the historic cente
  • stroll through the "Bosco delle Pianelle" Nature Reserve
  • visit the artisan pottery workshops
  • visit the local limestone sculptors
  • visit the Trulli in the Itria Valley
  • participate in Music Festivals
  • participate in festivals