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Martina Franca

The historical origins of Martina Franca go back to the X century, when refugees from the Saracen devastation of Taranto built a village on Monte Saint Martin. In 1300, the village was extended by Philip of Anjoum the Prince of Taranto, who offered privileges and "franchigie" (tax exemption) to whoever chose to live here: from the latter is derived the original name of the town, "Franca".

Basilica of San Martino The Basilica of San Martino represents the apex of the Baroque architecture...
The Palazzo Ducale The Palazzo Ducale, as well as representing the symbol of the power of the...
The arch of Santo Stefano It is the triumph arch as well as the symbol of the Baroque of Martina, which...
The palace of university Since 1478 Martina had a Università, i.e. the town administrative...
Rome Square The square is the elegant entertainment area which opens out right after the...
The Church of S. Antonio da Padova The origin of the church of Sant’Antonio da Padova and the convent...
The Church of Carmine The ordine Carmelitano arrived in Martina during the 17th century, and it...
The Lama Set against the old layout of the defensive walls, between the historic and...
The San Nicola in Montedoro church The church is one of the oldest at Martina and presumably dates from the 14th...
The Santa Maria della Puritą church On 16 June 1653 Monsignor Tommaso Caracciolo carried out the papal order to...
The Santa Maria della Misericordia church The monastic complex came into being in 1725 at the behest of Aurelia...
U'ring The present day corso Vittorio Emanuele, which crosses the whole old...
The church of san Francesco d'Assisi The Franciscans, in order to erect their church and its relative convent,...
The Church of San Domenico The  present church dedicated to San Domenico was erected between 1745...
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