What to do and see in Cisternino, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

July 17, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Cisternino is a comune in the province of Brindisi in Apulia, on the coast of south-eastern Italy, approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) north-west of the city of Brindisi. Its main economic activities are tourism, the growing of olives and grapes, and dairy farming.
Restaurants in Cisternino

1. Valle d’itria e Dintorni

Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
76%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
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0%
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4.5 based on 293 reviews

Valle d’itria e Dintorni

Reviewed By patrickbelgio - Belgium

An area of great beauty, too perfect to be real but very real indeed, blessed with countless gorgeous villages like Ostuni and Locorotondo and of course those incredible Trulli.

2. La Casbah della Valle d'Itria

Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
61%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

La Casbah della Valle d'Itria

Reviewed By Kathryn R - Deal, United Kingdom

The town's architecture is very Moorish, so this atmospheric bar with Moroccan day beds and flamenco tunes fits in nicely. The owners are very friendly and even provided a much-needed blanket on a chilly evening.

3. Centro Storico

Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
77%
Good
23%
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0%
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0%
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5 based on 26 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By Sarah B - Guildford, United Kingdom

One of the three hilltop small walled hilltop towns in the area all within 15kms of each other, all different with simple charms as you wander through the narrow cobblestone lanes

4. I Giardini di Pomona

Contrada Figazzano 114, 72014 Cisternino, Italy +39 333 367 0653
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
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2%
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

I Giardini di Pomona

The Botanical Conservatory "I Giardini di Pomona" works at preserving the biodiversity of different plant species, providing comfortable accommodations with low impact in beautiful surroundings at the center of Apulia, where the tree provinces of Bari, Brindisi and Taranto meet. The 25 acres (10 hectars) of the Conservatory, devoted to organic farming, are located in Cisternino, the heart of the Itria Valley, also known as "The valley of the Trulli". The plant collection of Conservatory includes more than 800 antique fruit tree varieties. Among that, the collection of 560 fig tree species, one of the largest in the Mediterranean area, and the pomegranate collection with 45 varieties. In the center of the garden is hosted the famous Nagasaki Persimmon tree, surrounded by a beautiful lavender labyrinth. The agriturism "I Giardini di Pomona" offers hospitality in their renovated Trulli, which have been recently restaured with great care. The Conservatory I Giardini di Pomona can be visited upon appointment every day (by phone or email), the visit takes about 1.30 hours. Tastings and shopping of products and plants are possible.

Reviewed By Mystique777 - Los Angeles, California

WOW. Came here following the recommendation from Tripadvisor and was not disappointed! Would never have thought this kind of trip would've been this fulfilling (unless you don't care about plants or the ancient Romans, with whom many plants had some connection).
Paolo was absolutely fascinating: full of dreams/visions of a better tomorrow and a great passion for all things grown on the land. We had a very informative and interesting 2 hour tour of his property and through our interpreter, learned so much about various plants, not just the hundreds of fig varieties. We also enjoyed some of the fruit of the land, though much was not in season when we went. At the end of our tour, we bought a bunch of stuff to take home with us like dried fruit purée snacks (like fruit roll ups), fig syrup, linden flower tea, dried figs, etc.
The only thing I would note is that the Tripadvisor address (as some have already pointed out) is WAY off. We had to ask someone who lived in the general vicinity of Tripadvisor's address to get the actual location, which was somewhat further than you'd expect.
Make sure you get a translator if you don't understand Italian: you definitely won't get what the place is about just strolling around on your own. Our translator was a great investment... Happy exploring!

5. Azienda Agricola Biologica IL Frantolio DI D'amico Pietro

Contrada Tesoro N. 25 | Strada Provinciale 17 Cisternino-Ostuni, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
71%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
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4%
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Azienda Agricola Biologica IL Frantolio DI D'amico Pietro

Organizziamo giornalmente visite guidate in frantoio tutti i giorni con orari 9-19, per famiglie individuali e gruppi anche fino a 100 persone, in quanto abbiamo piu' sale d'assaggio.Il tutto e assolutamente gratuito e comprende: - Visita completa dell'azienda, nei vari reparti produttivi, degustazione oli e visita alla fattoria, in cui visionare uliveti, animali, erbe aromatiche.

Reviewed By stappFlorida - Florida

We were interested in learning more about olive oil and this mill was close to our villa. It is in a lovely setting, is family owned and offers a very informative tour. The best part is the tasting with about 10 oils to taste and compare. Of course you have the opportunity to buy their products - not only oil but cosmetics and creams too. Prices were reasonable compared to the U.S. so we bought a bottle, which they vacuum sealed for us to take home in our checked luggage.

6. Tris bar

Via Giovanni Papini N. 9 | Via Papini N. 9, 72014 Cisternino, Italy +39 080 237 2642
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Tris bar

Reviewed By MadamedeSevigne - London, United Kingdom

This is our local bar of choice. Well appointed and spotless. Run superbly by Alessandro, his brother and mother. Charming people, and Alessandro will chat for ever! Complimentary wifi is available so sit on their shaded Terrace and catch up over coffee or aperitivi !

7. Pharmacy Bar

Via San Quirico 51/a, 72014 Cisternino, Italy +39 327 741 6702
Excellent
88%
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12%
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5 based on 8 reviews

Pharmacy Bar

Reviewed By Eat4YourLife - Dublin, Ireland

Small, funny and cosy bar dressed as a pharmacy, with green windows and old medical ads on the wall. Wide range of any kind of beer from all over the world, they serve as well spirits, cocktails and classic bar food. Also available gluten free beers. Place is clean with a few seats and staff is friendly and polite.

8. Santuario della Madonna d'Ibernia

Contrada Lamacesare, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
30%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
10%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Santuario della Madonna d'Ibernia

Reviewed By MadamedeSevigne - London, United Kingdom

Our beautiful local church . An early church dating originally to the 12th Century. Frequented by the locals of Cisternino. Popular and vibrant firework event each Easter. pugliarental.org

9. Chiesa Matrice di San Nicola Patara

Piazza Garibaldi, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
Excellent
11%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
41%
Poor
0%
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3.5 based on 17 reviews

Chiesa Matrice di San Nicola Patara

Reviewed By Steven M - Sydney, Australia

The church of San Nicola is the mother church of the town of Cisternino. It has a very simple and pleasing Romanesque interior. It also has two unusual and beautiful side chapels at the right. The second is a fine chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. On the wall between the two is a wonderful piece of sculpture by local superstar sculptor Stefano da Putignano. It is a 1517 stone statue of the Madonna and Child.

10. Red Water

Contrada Acquarossa 1/A, 72014 Cisternino, Italy +39 080 444 4083
Excellent
67%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Red Water

Reviewed By Seba2009 - Cisternino, Italy

Ho accompagnato mia figlia di 7 anni in questo maneggio diverse volte per escursioni scolastiche, del centro estivo ecc.
L'ambiente mi piace molto...i bambini si divertono e la famiglia che gestisce questo maneggio immerso nel verde è fantastica: gentili, professionali e sempre molto attenti ai bambini,cosa molto importante.
Una parte del maneggio è dedicata alla ristorazione...una sala molto bella e particolare.
Io ho preso solo un paio di caffè mentre aspettavo mia figlia,ma l'ambiente mi ha convinto ad andarci a cena una sera.
Proprio un bel posto.
L'ideale per una giornata diversa dal solito.

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