This local town has lots of pottery and ceramics galleries and workshops, about 35 mins from Trulli Talily.
The name Grottaglie derives from the Latin Cryptae Aliae, meaning “many ravines”, which has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. Grottaglie is located in the Salento peninsula, a whole rock of lime stone dividing the Adriatic sea from the Lonian sea. The countryside around the city is scattered with vast and deep ravines.
Numerous ceramic finds, tracing back to the Classical Age and kept in the National Museum of “Magna Grecia” in Taranto, reveal the antique roots of ceramic hand craft production which utilises the clay in the surrounding territory.
For centuries it was a strategic provenience, colonized, invaded and conquered by just about every major power of the day…
Places to visit
Local days out at a zoo safari, the deep caves of Castellana Grotte, pre-historic cave settlements or a local town with ceramic and pottery shops.