Historic Towns

Historic Towns
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The trulli of Alberobello have a fascinating architectural history, built to the wishes of a feudal count avoiding property taxes, these drystone constructions had a keystone above the front door which when removed reduced the home to a pile of rubble.

 

By 1797 the peasants were fed up with 160 years of rebuilding their homes and revolted. Today more than 1,600 more permanent trulli line the meandering streets with many owners welcoming visitors inside for nothing more than a pride in the history.

 

Monopoli’s centerpiece is the 16th Century Charles V castle overlooking a delightful fishing harbour. Polignano a Mare, perched on a cliff has spectacular views, especially for the high divers who fly off them in the world championships.

  • Apulian Cookery class

    Share Puglia’s greatest pleasure preparing traditional dishes with local produce or perfecting a focaccia pugliese, and discover the one indispensable ingredient to our cuisine.

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    Our sommelier and Official Taster for Italy will engage experts and beginners with the geography and history of Apulian wines, sampling local Fiano, Negroamaro or Primitivo.

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  • See the sea

    Relax at Il Melograno’s beach club, Tamerici, dine at chic sister hotel La Peschiera by the Adriatic, take a boat out from our marina for a sea view of Polignano a Mare’s cliffs.

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    Take time to relax with your creative spirit and capture the beauty of the Apulian landscape in a sketch or painting class.

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  • Song and Dance

    Puglia has a tradition of dance and music, from the pizzica to introducing the global song hit Volare, join us to learn some joyful skills.

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  • Tour by Vespa, Cinquecento or helicopter

    Tour the Itrian valley in Italian style with the breeze in your hair on a Vespa or by vintage car, or see it from the air taking off from our private helipad.

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  • Olive Oil Tastings

    Explore the elixir of Puglia with our passionate sommelier, including Il Melograno’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oil, discover how to taste and discuss suitable food pairings.

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