21 days in Martina Franca & Lecce Itinerary

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Martina Franca
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Martina Franca — 17 nights

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia (Puglia), southern Italy. Get out of town with these interesting Martina Franca side-trips: Castellana Grotte (Grotte di Castellana & Indiana Park), Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area (in Carovigno) and Polignano a Mare (Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare, Statua di Domenico Modugno, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello Aragonese, indulge your senses at I Pastini, get to know the resident critters at Zoosafari, and admire the landmark architecture of Piazza Maria Immacolata.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Martina Franca trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Brindisi Airport and Bari Karol Wojtyła Airport. In August, daytime highs in Martina Franca are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lecce.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Lecce — 3 nights

Florence of the South

Known as the Florence of the South, Lecce is distinguished for its elaborate Baroque monuments.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Cattedrale Di Otranto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Croce, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, Lecce, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Lecce. Keep things going the next day: laugh and play at Sidereus and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico Otranto.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lecce trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Martina Franca to Lecce takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Lecce when traveling from Martina Franca in September, with lows around 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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