Loco for Locorotondo

Inland from the coast of southern Puglia lies an area known as Valle d’Itria, a stunning countryside with abundant areas dotted with olive tree groves. There is no shortage of impressive views or food! Along with Alberobello, there was one more nearby town that I wanted to visit before heading home. So here’s a little more of Puglia, its cuisine, and its adorable little white-walled town of Locorotondo.

Included as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, the historical center is perched on a hilltop forming a circular shape; hence the name from the Latin Locus Rotundus or “round place.” Everything is white which contrasts with the thousands of flowers and plants displayed on balconies, stairwells, and streets. One unique thing about Locorotondo is its pointy roof tops on the compact homes, also known as cummerse roofs covered with calcareous flat stones (chiancarelle).

One stunning treasure that we stumbled across was the Church of San Nicola. Built in 1660, its facade blends in with that of the other white buildings in the historic center. But inside… the vaulted ceiling is richly frescoed. These frescoes mainly represent the life and miracles performed by San Nicola di Mira. It was a gorgeous little sight!


And of course we picked up some local brews and wines, and I couldn’t leave without grabbing a few bottles of Puglia’s bubbly white! We managed to find “wine gum” at the enoteca as well- what cute gifts!

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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!

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