There are cities, towns and villages scattered all over Puglia, each with its own charm. They all have farmers markets once a week from 6am - 1 pm. Keep in mind though that most shops here in Southern Italy are closed between 1-5 pm for long lunches and siesta. We recommend early evening visits when the sun is cooler and the Gelaterias (Ice Cream parlors) are open! If you prefer morning visits make sure you hit the right town on the right day as they all have farmers markets once a week from 6am - 1 pm.
Castellana Grotte is the closest town a 5 min drive from the house. It is a very charming little town where you will find small shops, restaurants and to die for ice cream.
Market is on Saturdays.
Distance 4 km.
Polignano a Mare is a small sea side town with two public beaches right in town. The high cliffs that the town is built on makes for spectacular views and are often the location for high swan dive competitions. There are several sea food restaurants in town.
Distance 15 km.
Matera is located in the Basilicata province right on the border to Puglia. The city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage as it is very unique. The old town Sassi, is partly carved out in the limestone and the city is often referred to as the cave town.
Mel Gibson's movie "Passion of the Christ" was filmed here.
Distance 62 km.