A borough surrounded by olive groves, Trulli and manor farms, with an enchanting view on Itria Valley.
Cisternino ranks among “I borghi più belli d’Italia” (the most beautiful boroughs in Italy) and its historical center, with a medieval taste, is a peculiar example of “spontaneous architecture”, which means that the urban configuration has been determined by the necessities of social life and by a practical sense.
Among the buildings historically and artistically remarkable, there are Torre di Porta Grande, a tower dating back to the norman-swabian period which constituted the main access to the town as well as a strategic place for sighting.
The Chiesa Matrice di San Nicola, dating back to the XIV century, is another church worth visiting. The Sanctuary of Madonna d’Ibernia is a must-visit church that is said to be built after the Virgin in person, during an apparition, asked that a church be built in that place.
The Chiesa Nuova, the Chiesa del Convento dei cappuccini or the little church of Santa Maria del Soccorso are other interesting churches.
Natural wonders and gastronomy
Nature lovers can choose among different nature trails to explore local nature and history or visit “I Giardini di Pomona”, a botanical conservatory.
Finally, the most refined palates can taste excellent meat, which is one of the gastronomic “attractions” that tourists know and appreciate the most.