The origins of Martina Franca go back to the X century when after the last devastation of Taranto, people moved to Monte San Martino and built a new town. Martina Franca is famous for its old town which is dominated by masterly Baroque buildings.
Of particular interest the Collegiata of San Martino, built between 1747 and 1775; the church of San Domenico, built 1760; the church of Sant'Antonio, a XV century Gothic building. Inside the Piazza Roma stands the palazzo Ducale built in 1669 on the site of an ancient castle. The palace houses the town Council and the town library.
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Martina Franca tourist information
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piazza Roma, 35
Towns in Puglia