Located on the south-east Italian coast, Cisternino
is a picturesque town that embodies everything that Italy
is famous for. Its main economic activities are tourism, the growing of olives and grapes and dairy farm products. Owner Direct
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Cisternino sits in a historic zone of Itria Valley known for its prehistoric conical, dry stone buildings and its fertile soil making it home to the Salento wine region
. The architecture is typical of the region with an old Centro Storico containing white washed, stone buildings with cool, shaded, cave-like interiors, narrow streets and churches. The town also features several community squares, each of which are build on the edge of the hill allowing for some spectacular landscapes. Many of the villa rentals and apartment rentals
are situated within the local community.
The medieval quarter presents an opportunity to stroll back through history on the time worn stone paved lanes in between ancient palaces, towers, shops and homes that are mostly still in use today. Here you can stop and refresh yourself in tiny bars and restaurants
that spill out over the pavements, buy a souvenir in local craft shops or take a few snapshots for the family album. Broad bean purée with wild chicory, orecchiette con braciole e polpette and "bombette" are three typical dishes of Cisternino cuisine. After a wonderful meal, retire to your accommodations (condo rentals, villa rentals, apartment rental
) and get ready for the next day of adventure.
The countryside around Cisternino is covered in olive groves and vineyards dissected
by hundreds of tiny dry-stone walled lanes, many barely wide enough for one vehicle. Driving round the area you will also see hundreds of the famous conical trulli dwellings, built in the same fashion and style as the terrace and lane walls with the addition of a cone shaped roof, that were once home to the local peasant farmers and poor. This region is yours to explore and Owner Direction Vacation Rentals
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