The town overlooks the Itria Valley. Together with Castellana Grotte and Alberobello, Putignano is part of the “trulli & Grotte” area, and it’s the cradle of the oldest Carnival in Europe.
This event attracts thousands of visitors every year thanks to the amazing floats with big papier-mâché figures.
The core of this elegant town is around Piazza Plebiscito; here you can visit:
the Balì Palace, ancient dwelling of the Knights of Malta, transformed into a museum;
the Sedile, ancient headquarter of the City Hall;
the austere mother church of San Pietro Apostolo;
the church of Santa Maria la Greca, which dates back to the XII century with its baroque facade;
the church of San Domenico, not far from the old town, with its convent and the Romanesque bell tower.
An enchanting trip to the surrounding countryside will take you to the Trullo’s Cave, a karstic cavity adorned by alabaster stalactites and stalagmites.