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Locorotondo is 18 km from the Masseria Spetterrata farmhouse.
It is located on the top of a hill, its name derives from the medieval Latin Locus Rotundus and is due to the circular shape of the walls of the ancient village. The historic center is one of the most evocative of the Itria Valley and is characterized by buildings built entirely of stone, whitewashed, as usual with lime milk, with the characteristic pitched roof made of chianche famous with the name of cummersa.
From the balconies of this house a succession of colored flowers that contrast the white of the lime.

The first certain data on its origins date back to the year 1086, when the Count of Conversano Goffredo d’Altavilla built the abbey of Santo Stefano out of devotion, giving it as a fiefdom, among others, even the small inhabited center then called Casale di San Giorgio , which later became Locorotondo. Several findings attest to the presence of an agro-pastoral center in the 5th-7th century. A.D. under Lombard domination, and many finds found confirm the human presence since the Neolithic era.

The city of Locorotondo represents an obligatory destination for guests of the Masseria Spetterrata farmhouse.
It is now counted among the most beautiful villages in Italy, awarded the Blue Flag of the Touring Club Italy, from its terraces it is possible to admire the Itria Valley area with its countryside made of vines, olive groves, almond groves divided by endless rows of dry stone walls and characterized by countless trulli and farms.

In the historic center you can admire the beautiful Mother Church of San Giorgio martire, built in the late eighteenth century. on the remains of previous churches, dating back to the XII century. and even the fifth century, always dedicated to the cult of San Giorgio. Other religious buildings are certainly of interest, including the Church of the Madonna della Greca, the Church of the Hospital, the Church of the Madonna della Catena, the Church of San Rocco and that of San Nicola.
To visit also the old town hall and Morelli palace.

In addition to the white wine Locorotondo DOC, (the visit to the old Social Cellar of Locorotondo is not to be missed), the area is appreciated by lovers of good food for the various typical food and wine products of the rural tradition (from cheeses and mozzarella to salami and sausages, from traditional homemade pasta shapes with durum wheat semolina to meat specialties).