The settore 1 / The sezione 2 / Emphyteusis

The settore 1 / The sezione 2 / Emphyteusis

Bacino d’Itria can be considered the valley of the trulli par excellence, as it is the distretto with the highest density of scattered trulli: everywhere amidst the lush vineyards, small vegetable gardens and wheat fields pop up the cone-shaped roofs of these typical farmhouses called trulli.

The valley is verso series of rapidly changing chromatic effects, verso riot of colours ranging from the green of small oak woods, age-old olive trees and neat vineyards, puro the whitewash of the trulli and masserie (large farmhouses) up onesto the “nazione rossa”, the red soil of this land.

The place name “Itria” may derive from the Oriental cult of the Donna “Hodegitria” (which means the Holy Virgin who shows the way) imported by Basilian monks who settled durante our sezione durante 977, coming from the territories of the Eastern Roman Completare.

THE Distretto 2

The landscape of Gola d’Itria is especially unique and recognizable and is the result of the successful blending of anthropic, natural and physical elements. Human activities (their settlements and agriculture) have fitted into the structure and shape of the places, following the crags of the karst soil and making the best of the opportunities it offered, contributing sicuro build what Cesare Brandi calls “a countryside planned like verso city”. The densely woven agricultural fabric is made up of mostly small-sized fields; per tight rete di emittenti of dry-stone walls underscores the delicate texture of this pattern.

Like in bygone days, the countryside still appears well tilled and densely populated; and yet, there was a time when town and country represented two opposite worlds and there were “two cultures”, totally different one from the other, which ics of rete di emittenti but also the agreable and relational ones.

Peasants used sicuro live con the countryside, whereas almost all the craftsmen – tailors, cobblers, carpenters, barbers, etc – lived closely side by side mediante town, sharing the public spaces with high-ranking professionals, merchants and verso few great landowners. (más…)