The Resort is located at few kilometers from Locorotondo, Locus-rutundi in Latin, a village that, as the name suggests, was built in a circular shape on the top of a hill at about 400 meters on the sea level. The town lives an atmosphere of other times based on a strong sense of community and respect for the common spaces that are always embellished with flowers. The walls following the tiny streets in the old town are bright withe ; walking along the alleys you can breathe the whiteness and the scent of the stone polished of bleach. This village is a treasure trove of art revealed in the architecture of the typical stone houses with the typical pointed roof, named cummerse and in the small churches scattered here and there. Of those the Church of San Nicola is undoubtedly the most representative jewel.
Descending from the town out in the countryside of the Valle d’Itria , towards Martina Franca, the rows of vineyards are the first encounter. The air, filled with the scent of cut grass, invites to fully enjoy the nature by a simply walking and getting lost in the many dirty tracks to discover fascinating colors and landscapes. There are many paths that we could recommend to walk or bicycle: in the vicinity of the Resort, contrada (district) Marziolla offers a circular loop that takes to the oldest trullo in Valle d’Itria built in 1559. Via dell’Acquedotto is the ciclying route that runs above one of the longest aqueduct in Italy, built to bring water to this thirsty region in the early 1900. A scenery track that runs over the Pirro canal overlooking the esplanade that descends towards Fasano and the sea.
Many and varied are the possible activities to fill each day: they are all in the radios of few kilometers. For those who love prehistory and history, we recommend the Parco Archeologico in Ostuni where the famous woman of the Paleolithic era who lived about 30,000 years is preserved. Down underground in all the territory there is a marvelous karst world of incredible spectacle made of stalactites and stalagmites: the most famous are the Caves of Castellana, in Castellana Grotte and the Montevicoli caves in Ceglie Messapica. Martina Franca, with its marvelous Palazzo Ducale reveals the Spanish domination of the seventeenth-century, and its past nobility and civilization through its noble palaces in rococo baroque style. Last but not leastthe trulli town of Alberobello, a UNESCO world heritage site, is at only 10 km and it is one of those beauties not to be missed! From Leonardo Trulli Resort, visitors can easily reach the area’s major settlements in less than an hour’s drive: Bari; Lecce, the gorgeous baroque capital city of Salento; the white city of Ostuni; as well as Matera and its sassi, the 2019 Capital City of Culture.
Beach lovers can find long sandy beaches south of Torre Canne. There are beaches for all tastes, both free and equipped beaches and rocky coves. Further north, towards and beyond Savelletri, even on the most crowded summer days it is always possible to find a quiet corner from which to dive. It is possible to organize horse riding, in the woods or on the beach at sunset, kite surfing, scuba diving and trekking . Our region features a total of 800 kilometers of coastline and uncontaminated sea, certified by the Blue Flag Eco label. The nearest beaches are at only 15 kilometers from the Resort, stretching throughout the entire gorgeous peninsula of Salento.
There are countless activities and we at Leonardo Trulli are happy to recommend them to our guests and help them to organize their excursions when requested. Making our guests feel good is our mission, and we do our best to take care of them by offering personalized services with the desire to convey that touch of kindness that distinguishes us and that is always perceived by staying in our Resort.