Greenblu in the land.
The beauty at your fingertips.
Puglia and Basilicata are two marvelous regions, where nature, art, history, food and events are combined to offer a unique experience. Greenblu properties are at few steps far from the best touristic destinations as Alberobello, Matera, and Castel del Monte, UNESCO world heritage.
Alberobello stands to the southern part of Bari province, near Castellana Grotte, Locorotondo and Putignano. The town was founded in the 15th century by Acquaviva-D’Aragona, two counts of Conversano, on land that was originally an oak forest. A typical feature of Alberobello are the trulli, white dry-stone houses with conical roofs made of lapidary stones. Inside, the trulli have a square central room communicating with the other rooms of the house via arches.
In 1996 the city of Alberobello, the heart of the Murgia dei Trulli, was declared a Heritage of Humanity site by UNESCO.
The chief town in the province, Taranto overlooks the Gulf of the same name in the Ionian Sea. It is called the city of two seas, the Mar Grande and the Mar Piccolo, which both brush against its coastline. Due to its position, the city has always been considered of strategic importance from both a commercial and military point of view and its two ports have always hosted navy and merchant ships. Taranto is very interesting from a historical, artistic and cultural point of view and mostly centres on the Old Town. The oldest places of worship are Dorico Temple; among the noble buildings of historical interest, Pantaleo Palace and Ayala Valva Palace. Romanesque and Baroque styles are easily recognised on the façade of the Cathedral of San Cataldo, while the Church of San Domenico Maggiore is clearly built in Gothic style.
A tour of some of Apulia’s most majestic sceneries. You will start with the Castellana Caves, with a tour of the spellbinding speleological complex that starts from the Grave, a huge drop that connects the caves with the outside world, and through which you can see glimpses of a blue sky framed by a crown of holm oaks. Beyond the Grave is an expanse of stalactites, stalagmites and precious crystals, which you will follow to the white alabaster marvel of the last cave, Grotta Bianca.
Castel del Monte
You cannot miss a visit to this castle built and commissioned by Frederick II and presumably completed around 1240.
Due to its shape and function, Castel del Monte is significantly distinguished from the other castles open to the public in Puglia. The octagonal shape on which the entire building is structured on one side represents a rigorous architectural design, while on the other recalls rather symbolic aspects (probably) that make a visit to the castle even more interesting. It is also worth remembering that in the construction of this castle, whose planning was directly observed by the Emperor, Frederick II was inspired by other buildings he visited during the sixth Crusade.