Martina Franca

Martina Franca is an Italian town of 49 779 inhabitants in the province of Taranto, Puglia. Known for its Baroque architecture and the music festival of the Itria Valley, located on the southern Murgia, on the border of the provinces of Taranto, Brindisi and Bari.

Situated on the south-eastern hills of the Murgia, in a location that offers stunning views of the Itria Valley, is located at an altitude of 431 meters above sea level and covers an area of 295 km ², making it the place to order 39simo extension among ordinary Italians. Martina Franca also appears to be the most populous non-capital municipality of Puglia in the south of Bari.

The fauna is characterized by the presence of hares, foxes, hedgehogs, robins, hawks and owls different (owl, owl, horned owl and barn owls), as well as a large community of bats (including, in addition to the more common species, including the Rhinolophus hipposideros, the ferrumequinum and Rhinolophus Rhinolophus mehelyi famous for the characteristic ability of echolocation), these small and delicate nocturnal mammals that find refuge in the many caves of the mountain, turn out to be incredibly useful as they eliminate pests for agriculture, and help to maintain intact the fragile natural ecosystem in addition to being indicative of a pristine habitat and water-rich.

The flora consists of stretches of forest and brush land where the fungus grows naturally cardoncello, alternating with olive groves and vineyards including Verdeca, Bianco d'Alessano and Primitivo Tarantino.

In the countryside surrounding there are many caves. The population of Mount Hideous of great archaeological importance are the Cave and the Cave of Mount Cook Hideous.


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