Arriving Martina Franca in the middel of the siesta, hungry and tired after a 6 hour travel from Naples, I wasn't totally happy with the first experience of the place.
Martina Franca in Puglia, Italy is one of those small cities where they take their siesta really serious. The area around the train station wasn't much to see and there was no taxi to find (they had siesta too). I found my self walking the two kilometres to the hotel in 35 degrees celcius and when I arrived there was no food to find (more siesta trouble).
I didn't do any research ahead of my visit to Martina Franca since I was only staying there for one night on mye way to Kaliyoga. But a couple of hours after I arrived, finally fed, I headed for the city center, no idea what I would find.
What I did find was the most beautiful plaza and really really nice white narrow streets. I walked the streets for hours, getting lost all the time, just smiling and taking pictures. That is what I call a travel and get lost experience, not knowing what to expect, to just walk in random directions finding REAL beauty. Like this: