We are in the countryside of the Valle d’Itria, the heart of the most beautiful part of Puglia: dry stone walls as many as one can see, centuries-old olive groves, rows of vines and prickly pears, the iconic “Trulli” and light-coloured stone farms. Within a radius of a few kilometers from Ddò there are small gem villages, among the most beautiful in Italy: Cisternino with the charm of its narrow streets, small squares and historic butcher shops with stoves where “bombette” are cooked; Martina Franca with its joyous baroque and tasty Capocollo; harmoniously rounded Locorotondo that looks down from a hillock over the valley, and it’s the best place to enjoy the sunset.
The white town of Ostuni is just minutes away; get lost in the maze of the old town, among narrow streets and steep stairways, whitewashed houses with limestone, typical restaurants, wine bars and small stores. 25km from Ddò there’s Alberobello, the village of the famous “Trulli,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
The sea is not far away: going south there is the Torre Guaceto Nature Reserve, while going north follow the beautiful coastal towns of Monopoli and Polignano a Mare.