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How to get there
Nearest travel links
|Airport||Bari or Brindisi|
|Ferry||Bari or Brindisi 80 km|
|Train station||Martina Franca 5 km|
Activities near Martina Franca
|Great for||Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays|
How to get there
‘Il Vol della Upupa’ is about 4.5 km from Locorotondo and Martina Franca, in the Valley of Itria.
Ryanair operates budget airline services from London Stansted to Bari and Brindisi, which are both just over an hour away from the property by car. British Airways also flies to Bari from Gatwick.
You can also fly to both Bari and Brindisi with Alitalia, but this involves changing in Rome or Milan.
For late bookings during the summer, it’s worth looking on holidaygenie.com, as flights through Rome and Milan are often available at half the price the budget airlines are charging.
Italian rail services are excellent, and the line down the western coast, basically from Trieste to Brindisi (or across from Rome or Naples down), connects with a branch line from Bari to Locorotondo, Martina Franca and nearby ‘trulli town’ Alberobello. This runs one or two trains an hour in summer between 4. 30 am and 8 30 pm.
Nevertheless, for convenience and the chance to see plenty of the surrounding area, car hire is highly recommended. A range of car-hire companies operates at both airports. I have always found Auto Europe to be the most inexpensive.
It is also possible to fly to Naples and drive (about 4 hours) or fly to Pescara (which has a pleasant city beach) and drive down the coast.
Easyjet flies from Gatwick, Luton and Bristol to Milan; from Bristol and Gatwick to Rome, and from Gatwick, Stansted and Liverpool to Naples. Easyjet connections fly from Milan to Brindisi or Bari, and from Rome to Bari Several other airlines connect to Bari from Milan Malpensa.
It’s also easy to reach Greece (as well as Albania and Montenegro) via ferry from Bari and Brindisi, or of course to come to Puglia from Greece.