Listed as one of the most beautiful places in Italy, Locorotondo is small and cozy with a genuine calm atmosphere to it. With all white everything, the sun-baked town fills with tightly aligned houses and grand baroque archways that form the most beautiful pathways for exploring.
The town exists between Martina Franca and Alberobello in the Valle d’Itria that is a part of the countryside that dots with the famous cone-roofed trulli houses. All towns are worth a stop-over but by far, Alberobello is the most touristy (due to its unique trulli appearance) and Locorotondo is similar to Martina Franca that makes a great relaxing long lunch or an afternoon stroll. The name Locorotondo means “round place” that stems from the streets circular shape. The old town fills with beautifully decorated balconies that have picture-esq white laundry hanging from the windows. The harmonic whiteness of the maze-like cobblestone streets is broken by vibrant splashes of flowers that hang down beautifully for visitors to see. Locals gather together to sit and talk in the piazzas, little shops sell handcrafts, especially linen. We did a bit of linen shopping and stopped for espresso and just enjoyed Locorotondo’s natural white beauty.