Con l'appuntamento ad Altamura la Cooperativa SERAPIA, in collaborazione con Visit Parco Gravine sas e l’associazione culturale Yuppi du, dà avvio il progetto APPIA, IL CAMMINO DEI SENSI vincitore dell’Avviso pubblico del dipartimento Turismo, economia della cultura e valorizzazione del territorio, Sezione Economia della Cultura della Regione Puglia per la selezione di proposte progettuali di animazione e di promozione dei territori della Murgia barese e tarantina in vista di “Matera 2019 – Capitale Europea della Cultura”.
Sunday, September 24, took place the last of the 6 cycling stages of PugliaSlowTour, the design idea of Cooperativa Serapia winner of the regional announcement InPuglia365 Summer 2017 included in the rich program of the Strategic Tourism Plan # Puglia365 and the Project Implementation Reception and promotion promoted by Puglia Promotion.
The Serapia Cooperative, which for years has been engaged in sustainable tourism, hiking and environmental education in the Apulia region, with PugliaSlowtour has wanted to give value to those places considered "minor", such as the districts scattered in the Murgia of the Trulli and linked by the fascinating Aqueduct Pugliese .
It's Sunday morning, San Marco is awake already at 9 o'clock: there is Mass in the new Church! As the ladies dress up with the beautiful sundown dress, we are ready with our fancied boobs, our helmets and our biking boots. Everyone in the saddle, we face a steep descent through the wind in the hair, leading straight to Cupa and the first yellow and black gate of the APP. We overcome it laterally and enter into a straight stretch that, after some pedalos, between oaks, figs and dunes, leads us to the Relais the Palmento. This is indeed an area of innumerable trulli that alternate between a vineyard and the other: we are at the heart of the Locorotondo DOP. Let's resume the way of the QPP and literally jog on the water.
Can you become trulli experts in one day?
They are 8.30 in the point and the appointment is in Alberobello: we are in the true home of the trulli, do you want us to find no serious master? Right at the entrance to the Unesco town we meet the Annese workshop, where Francesco Annese is waiting for us. An expert master with a passionate experience of father to son, Francesco with a few words, but with a clear language of his hands, he shows us how a trullo builds from nothing.
He is so good that he teaches everyone to build a classic Alberobello souvenir: a trullo made with real limestone. is a moment and, with great smile, adults and children, we become all "little" masters!
"PugliaSlowTour" by bike in the Trulli Murgia from Alberobello to Cocolicchio
The InPuglia365 Summer 2017 program also continues on Saturday and Sunday next. For the next weekend we are preparing for two other stages of the "PugliaSlowTour", the design idea of Cooperativa Serapia winning the regional announcement InPuglia365 Summer 2017 included in the rich program of the Strategic Tourism Plan # Puglia365 and of the Project Implementation Reception and promotion promoted by Puglia Promotion.
After cycling between Putignano and Alberobello, on the 9th of September, cycling will take place from the town of Trulli, with an intense two days between the Pugliese Aqueduct and the wonderful Church of Barsento on the St. Michael's Grotto in Monte Laureto. the Murgian territories of Locorotondo, Martina Franca and Fasano.
During the night it rained a little and the air is sparkling. At 8.30 we are all there: there are also Alessandro and Maurizio, two 10 and 6 year old brothers.
They can not wait to get on the bike, but Maurizio is too small and we put it in a child seat on the back of the daddy's bike. Maurizio is very happy.
Before riding, we enjoy the beauty of the Barsento church. The town of Barsento extends between the territories of the communes of Alberobello, Noci, Putignano and Castellana Grotte. The Barsento landmark, of messapic origin, means that it is high, strong. The origin of the place name and the discovery of archaeological finds have led to the origins of the site.
It's the first Saturday of September and it's 8:30: Putignano sleeps. However, we are proud of it: 16 adults and 1 child of 1,30 mt.
Reflective pettors on our feet, we ride on our bikes and enter the historic center past Porta Barsento. We are a colorful cloud in the white lanes of the Old Town. We walk along the Chiancata, ancient wall circle in the medieval period and main artery that up to the 18th century. it joins the only two entrances to the village, Porta Barsento and Porta Grande: here is Piazza Plebiscito, the fulcrum of the political power represented by the seat (ancient seat of the Town Hall), religious with the presence of the church of San Pietro Apostolo and noble for the ' look out over the Palazzo del Balì, home from the Middle Ages, of the Knights of Malta.
On Saturday, September 2, the "PugliaSlowTour", the design idea of Cooperativa Serapia, winner of the regional announcement "InPuglia365 Estate 2017", is included in the rich program of the Strategic Tourism Plan # Puglia365 and the Project Implementation and Promotion Project promoted by Puglia Promotion.
The Serapia Cooperative, which has for years been involved in sustainable tourism, hiking and environmental education in the Puglia region, with "PugliaSlowtour" once again wants to confirm its commitment to giving value to those places considered "minor". cooperative lead their guests among the beauties of nature art architecture and local enogastromia.