Martina Franca – A City of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy – Day 2 – Part 2

The Convent of the Suore Missionarie della Consolata is on Piazza Mario Pagano, next to an abandoned church. The Chiesa di San Francesco d’Assisi dates from 1728, and is found at the end of the piazza. Inside of the niche, over the main door, there is a statue of the Immaculate Conception.  The two statues,…

Laterza – Puglia’s Perfect Undiscovered Hideaway – Day 3

One of the main things I wanted to accomplish, on our last day in Laterza, was to visit the Santuario Maria Santissima Mater Domini, or as it is better known, simply Mater Domini.  This church can be found at Via Aborigeni, 101.  The church dates from 1736, and was built next to an ancient cave…