The center of this small city is completely built in the trulli style including a mid-size church and most of the best houses host souvenir shops and restaurants, but it is enough (as usual) to leave the beaten track and wander through the other side of town to enjoy a more genuine perception of this unique form of architecture.
The current owners are extremely friendly and hospitable, proudly showing us all the properties: the highlights are a delightful flat built inside the former stable, with watering place and manger still in place, and the 17th century private church, where they regularly prepare a charming Nativity set complete with artistic figures purchased in Napoli, with a “population” growing every Christmas. The walls are so thick that it is now possible to dig a whole modern bathroom inside of them, while the cupola domes, scenic terraces overlooking vine fields and the impressive stone skyline of Locorotondo are charming beyond words.
When you ask the locals about fish dishes, they will normally reply "fish? the sea is TWENTY kilometers away, here is all about meat!"... Buon appetito and keep following our "Puglia gourmand tour" by Cook & Meet.