Martina Franca – A City of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy – Day 2 – Part 1

If you walk along the perimeter of the town, following the line of the old city walls, you will see that a few of the defensive towers built into those walls are still standing.  An example of this is the Torre delle Seti, or the Tower of Silk, which dates from the fourteenth century.  The…

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…