In via Colombo, behind the Church of San Domenico, there is San Nicola in Montedoro, a precious little Church which goes back to the first years of the founding of the city. It is not by chance that we find ourselves in the ‘Montedoro’ quarter, one of the two hills on which it is said that Martina Franca started (the other is the hill of the Palazzo Ducale).The old church is the best preserved example of a building with a pitched roof, called pointed roofs which remind us of the cummerse of nearby Locorotondo.

In the Montedoro quarter we also find the gate of Saint Mary, today  called the gate of Carmine, which leads to the Carmine Church which stands outside the city walls.