Top 10 Things to do in Martina Franca, Italy

September 5, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia, southern Italy. It is the second most populated town of the province after Taranto, and has a population (2016) of 49,086. Since 1975, the town has hosted the annual summer opera festival, the Festival della Valle d'Itria.
Restaurants in Martina Franca

1. L'Acropoli di Puglia

Via Trento 180, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 080 430 3302
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5 based on 155 reviews

L'Acropoli di Puglia

The Historical Comapny L'Acropoli di Puglia, owned and operated by the Lucarella Family since 1889, produces extra virgin olive oil using the traditional and time honoured methods followed by generations of the family's olive oil artisans.L'antico Frantoio oleario L'Acropoli di Puglia, condotto dalla famiglia Lucarella dal 1889, produce olio extravergine di oliva di elevata qualita con sistema tradizionale tramandato da padre in figlio da 4 generazioni.

Reviewed By Eurogolferoxford - Oxford

We were in Martina Franca at the end of October and called into L’Acropli as it had been rated so highly. Unfortunately we had not booked and the season was just starting so Vincenzo could not spend time with us. However his sister briefly explained...MoreThank you a lot for your review and i am so sorry if i was not with you during the tour but i was sure my sister Beatrice could give you the best support to taste our EVOO. Thank you. Saluti. Vincenzo

2. Valle d'Itria

Martina Franca, Italy
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5 based on 334 reviews

Valle d'Itria

Reviewed By FredKilkenny - Kilkenny, Ireland

Really interesting area that we explored on foot walking from town to town. Finding the small roads sometimes involved using the big ones which is a bit perilous. However once on the small roads really interesting farm houses views and paths. Bring your bike, we will next time!

3. Basilica di San Martino

Via Vittorio Emanuele 30, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 080 430 6536
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4.5 based on 356 reviews

Basilica di San Martino

Reviewed By MTRose - Montana Rose

We were told all the churches were closed, but to our surprise they were not. This one is a beauty in the center of lovely Martina Franca. Lots of color and light and very ornate. Worth visiting

4. Palazzo Ducale

Piazza Roma 32, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 080 480 5702
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4.5 based on 155 reviews

Palazzo Ducale

Reviewed By DavidH118WH - London, United Kingdom

This was a very pleasant surprise. The visit was part of our tour. We had already seen a fair number of churches and needed something different. This museum was just what we wanted.
It is free to enter and realistically takes about 30 minutes to go round. It consists of a series of large rooms connected at one end by a series of doorways. You therefore enter one room and leave to go into the next without a separate corridor. This gives an impression of being drawn into the building and at the same time eagerly awaiting what lies next door.
On the walls of each room are a series of paintings, some very large, and most depicting biblical scenes. There are fortunately good explanatory notes in English which help you to appreciate the whole display.
This is well worth a visit.

5. Centro Storico

74015 Martina Franca, Italy
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By Profberty - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Surprisingly underrated town that is well worth a visit and is ideal for a relaxed urban stroll. We really liked this place (after Alberobello, which is overrun and a bit hectic). It's effortlessly inviting -- perhaps slightly more patrician than its neighbours, but nice. Good restaurants too!

6. I Pastini

Strada Cupa Rampone | Zone A, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 080 431 3309
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5 based on 62 reviews

I Pastini

Discover the emotion of the long vinegrowing tradition of our territory, the spirit of rebirth by looking for our traces and origins. In the earth of the Valle d’Itria, 2 Km away from Locorotondo and Martina Franca, guided tour of the original house “Masseria”, built in 1700, the Winery “I Pastini” and the most suggestive vineyards, such as the highquality autochthonous varieties Verdeca, Bianco d’Alessano ,Minutolo and Susumaniello , soul of our wines that will be explained and tasted.

Reviewed By KatMJ - Melbourne, Australia

This is a very slick operation and definitely worth a visit. We were impressed with the hospitality shown at cellar door, the well-made, fruit-driven wines and the delicious selection of nibbles offered as well. A very enthusiastic and capable team made us feel most welcome! We ordered wines and, as we were travelling at the time, requested a delayed Delivery to Australia. Our wines arrived intact and on schedule and are still being savoured and enjoyed.

7. Piazza Maria Immacolata

Piazza Maria Immacolata, Martina Franca, Italy
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4.5 based on 70 reviews

Piazza Maria Immacolata

Reviewed By Sellest - Bushey, United Kingdom

Stopped here last week on our way from Locorotondo to Ostuni for a little walk around and a bite of lunch.
With its pretty winding streets (rather like Locorotondo) white-washed houses adorned with colourful flowers, peaceful square and pretty churches - it is well worth an hour of your time to wander round if you're passing through.

8. Bosco delle Pianelle Natural Reserve

S.P. 581 km 14,9, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 080 440 0950
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Bosco delle Pianelle Natural Reserve

Reviewed By The_1st_Lady - Sussex

This area is lovely to walk around and will take around 15 minutes to drive to from the town of Martina Franca. Various trails are marked and it is lovely and leafy. We have been here many times and never found the car park full. Nearby are picnic tables and chairs made out of wood under the tall trees. Great in summer to get some shade from the sun.

9. Chiesa di Sant'Antonio dei Cappuccini

Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Italy
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Chiesa di Sant'Antonio dei Cappuccini

Reviewed By Carucci G - Martina Franca

La sua bellezza sta nei capolavori lignei che ha all'interno che ti fanno sentire un calore ed un'atmosfera diversa dalle altre chiese.

10. Az Agr.Corte dei Fragni

Via San Paolo, 28 Zona F | Strada Provinciale 51, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy +39 392 656 5479
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4 based on 28 reviews

Az Agr.Corte dei Fragni

Reviewed By Nostromo T - Taranto

Provata per la pasquetta, anche con auto, è l'ideale per organizzare delle giornate all aperto, pic nic o giocare con i bambini. Importante prenotare lo spazio per grill

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