Flea market in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, in Martina Franca
Alleyway of Martina Franca
View of the Basilica di San Martino in Martina Franca
Martina Franca or only Martina is a municipality in the province of Taranto, Puglia. Since 1975, the town has hosted the annual summer opera festival, the Festival della Valle d'Itria.
The town has a particularly beautiful old town surrounded by stone walls with prominent Baroque gates leading to piazzas and narrow, winding streets. Piazza Roma is the largest square in the old town, with a greenspace in the center of a largely triangular grass pattern, facing the 17th century Palazzo Ducale.
We are in the process of purchasing a 3 cone Trullo in Puglia, which needs extensive restoration. Total internal floor area is circa 60sqm. I have read alot about the process involves, re "geometra" and skilled builders.