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Virtually every town in the area has its 'market day' on a particular day of the week. These markets offer a wonderful choice of foods, fresh fruit and vegetables, clothes and shoes and arts and crafts, most at real bargain prices. The Pugliese markets are incredibly colourful and lively, they're attractions in their own right. Part of the fun could be identifying unfamiliar fruits and vegetables and getting to know their Italian names. But as you have a trulli rental in the area, you can do much more than just enjoy the scenery and look at the goodies on sale. You can become an active participant in the age-old tradition of market shopping and buy the ingredients you need to prepare a delicious meal in your own home. To help you to enjoy the wonderful produce which is available on the markets, there are several cookery books with simple-to-make Pugliese recipes available in your trulli home. Worth noting is that your holiday trulli are centrally located between the market towns and villages.

  • Monday: Cisternino, for fruit and vegetables, clothes, shoes and household neccessities. Smallish with nearby bars which makes it a bearable morning with young children in tow!
  • Wednesday: Martina Franca, nowadays much of the town’s people are employed in clothing or furniture production which means that a visit to the Wednesday morning market is a good idea and you will certainly find a bargain.
  • Wednesday: Fasano, known for its bargain prices in the clothing sector. Good fruit and veg too.
  • Thursday: Alberobello, if you are energetic enough, you can spend some hours there and take in a restaurant meal and the extraordinary trullo town too.
  • Friday: Locorotondo: A small but pretty market.
  • Friday: Pezze di Greco, even smaller but very popular.
  • Saturday: Ostuni, a big market on the outskirts of Ostuni, head for the Francavilla road around Ostuni and the market is on your left. It is bigger than it seems and you will need an early start in hot weather to get through it all. Look out for shoes, bags, accessories, Italian crafts and of course fruit and vegetables that are in season.


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