Martina Franca’s lucky visitors get to experience the best of the Italian countryside: idyllic vineyards, moderate weather, and small-town charm. Check out our Martina Franca rentals, and you just might find the Italian villa of your dreams!
This town sits near the “heel” of Italy’s “boot,” not too far from the Mediterranean shore. It’s an easy driving trip to Bari, a port town to the northwest with lovely beaches. Martina Franca, sometimes known as just “Martina,” overlooks the Itria Valley, famous for its signature stone houses with conical roofs, called trulli. You can reserve your very own authentic trullo rental, complete with a private pool.
It’s not a trip to Martina Franca unless you partake in some local wine-tasting. The Itria Valley is lush with wineries, many available for tastings and afternoon lingering. Olive groves abound in the area, too, so bring a bottle of olive oil back for a souvenir that’s sure to please. Stroll the Piazza Roma, the town square, for a glimpse at some incredible architecture, including the Basilica di San Martino. Afterward, pick up a cone of gelato and cool down on the way back to your vacation rental.
Martina Franca could be your next big Italian getaway. Beautiful countryside and village charm: what more could you want?
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