Locorotondo is a town situated in Bari district, in Puglia. It’s located on a hill, surrounded by greenery of the Itria Valley, this ancient village dates back to the year one thousand and includes 146 districts. In fact, besides the center of Locorotondo, the area is characterized by small agglomerations that include the trulli. In Marziolla district there is the oldest trullo in Puglia, built in 1509.
The old town centre of Locorotondo is characterized by white houses and narrow alleys, where you can walk and discover the small taverns. In the village there are “Cummerse” still well preserved, traditional houses with a characteristic stone sloping roof. Other important buildings are the Town Hall built in the seventeenth century and the clock tower of 1819, Palazzo Morelli and Palazzo de Bernardis. Then there are tje beautiful gardens of Villa Basile Caramia, a space that houses the Agricultural Institute with the same name.
Among the most important buildings of Locorotondo, the Main Church is dedicated to Saint George, patron saint of the village, and dates back to the late ‘700, although previously, in the same place there were other churches that have been destroyed. The representation of St. George and the dragon stands in the facade. The Church has a bell tower 47 meters high and a dome 35 meters high with a neoclassical architectural style, while inside there are paintings, statues and frescoes in the Baroque style. The 42 representations of the Old and New Testament carved on the wall are very interesting. Another important building is the Church of San Rocco built in 1710 and the Church of Mary of Sorrows.