Valle d'Itria

A dip in the Middle Ages in the places of the village of Iuniano, climbing steep and green Murgian hills

  • 20/07/2014
  • Maria Teresa Acquaviva
  • Hiking
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On lush and panoramic hills you walk in search of an ancient medieval village, with interesting monuments to visit and characteristic trulli villages to be reached alternating hills with valleys, olive groves, orchards, arable land and woods.

1st stop: Contrada di San Marco Alta, where you can visit the ancient medieval village of Iuniano, where there is a church with a very interesting architecture, and an ancient cistern that served the community.

2nd stop: Contrada Carbottiello, a village where it is still possible to see the ancient courtyard overlooked by all the trulli and  grazing animals in the fields.

3rd stop: Contrada Iannella, located on a high panoramic hill, from which you continue on a path immersed in the woods that allows you to get to know all the typical plants of the Mediterranean Scrub associated with trees, mainly oaks.

 4th stop: the Apulian Aqueduct Cycle Route with a panoramic view of the Pirro Canal, along the way visit ancient trulli and return to Contrada San Marco going up the Passaturo del Diavolo.

Duration: about 3 hours.
Clothing: comfortable shoes, if summer, "onion" clothing is recommended.
Easy route, only a small very steep stretch.
Upon request it is possible to combine a final tasting of local products.
To book, write to or call 320.5753268.

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