In the surrounding area:
The trulli of Alberobello and a Unesco World Heritage site, are the most famous local attraction but it is the Valle d’Itria that truly represents the adaptation of human activities (agricultural and urban) into the natural form of the landscape embracing the roughness of the karsic, calcareous soil, helping to build a mosaic of small plots of land framed by stone walls and embellished by the spires of the trulli.
Is still the karst phenomena that creates yet another tourist attraction, the caves of Castellana. The natural entrance to the caves is a huge sixty meter deep chasm called la Grave. A short guided visit winds through a 1 Km route whereby a longer route takes two hours and runs for 3 km, between caves and chasms that have been given mythological or imaginary names.
In addition to being a beautiful seaside area, the coast is characterized by the presence of a number of high-value, cultural and archeological sites. Sheltered by a low hill extending into the sea between two coves, rises substantial evidence of Puglia during Roman times: Egnatia, or the Greek Gnathia born from a small village in the late bronze age to become a prosperous Roman town on the Via Traiana. It is one of the most important archaeological sites in the region with its traces of ancient coastal routes, the remains of the town walls and the port now submerged and the ancient tombs cut from the rock almost submerged by the sea.
For the little ones an experience not to be missed is a visit to the zoo safari Fasanolandia of Fasano (BR), the first zoo animal park in Italy and one of the biggest in Europe due to the number of species present. It houses approximately 3000 specimens of 200 different species, in an area covered by Mediterranean scrub which extends over 140 acres. Particularly interesting are the giraffes, zebras, Lions and Tibetan bears, as well as the only breeding polar bears in Italy.