Right on the Itria’s Valley, in the so called Murgia dei Trulli, Cisternino is at 46 km of distance from Brindisi, not far away from the Adriatic coast.
The Porta Grande or norman-swabian tower, with the Saint Nicola’s statue at its top, was the main entrance to one of the most beautiful Borghi of Italy. Foto by rinocasulli, pixabay license.
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In the town center you can admire historical palaces such as the Governor’s Palace, a wonderful example of baroque in region Puglia, the Bishop’s Palace from Renaissance, the Amati palace and Lagravinese palace and Ricci-Capece palace with the Tower of the Wind. Going further you’ll find the Cappuccini friars’convent with the church of Sant’Antonio, the church of San Quirico and the complex dedicated to San Nicola of Patara, built in the XIV century on a paleochristian church.
Wandering around in the alleys which are so cool with the balconies full of flowers and the white houses you’ll smell the delicious meat grilled in the typical wood-burning oven according to tradition. Indeed Cisternino is famous for its “fornelli pronti”, the words in italian referring to butchers with an oven and rooms where to be in good company drinking a glass of wine and eating the “gnummareddi”, the livers, or the famous bombette prepared simply with pieces of veal or filled with caciocavallo, rolled up and grilled.
To live this tasting experience we suggest LA LOCANDA DEL RISTORO.
For more info click here Municipality website of CISTERNINO