Major Tourist Attractions
VALLE D'ITRIA - 15km The land of small elegant cities with small white houses, but above all the land of stone, limestone and the infamous Italian "trulli". Morfologically and structurally ancient, the "trullo", a singular construction with a limestone base and a cone roof is hard to come by (except for the city of Alberobello).
BARI - 33 km Situated on a small promontary facing the West, the capital of the region is a land rich with artistic history. By the grand Castello di Federico II di Svevia, simbolic traces of baroque stuccos and decorations, as well as stand out romance era constructions such a the Cathedral of San Sabino and the famous Basilica di San Nicola.
CASTELLANA GROTTE - 12km Founded in th heart of an area full of remarkable interest, this city is characterised by its famous Caves. Discovered in 1938, the Caves offer a splendid speleological sight formed by stalactites, stalagmites, tunnels and chambers, of which the famous White Cave is the best example.
CASTEL DEL MONTE - 80 km Situated on the peak of a hill surrounded by forest, this construction, built in 1240, undoubtedly represents the most celebrated testimony of the inspirational architect, Federico II. This mysterious building is characterised by its octagonal form and its towers which create a spectualar show of light and shade.
TRANI - 60 km Renowned for its bright limestone, this city emerges from a large natural inlet. The Castello Svevo, whose stone has regained its original light thanks to its recent restoration, looks accross to the famous Cattedrale. The Cattedrale, which appears as a giant ship anchored to the rock face with its tall bell tower, lends a spectacular view of the sea.
OSTUNI – 25 km In thick olive territory emerges the city of Ostuni, the “white city”, named thanks to the colour of its houses which splendor due to the white of the limestone. As with the majority of these small towns, it is closed in by walls and cylindrical towers of medieval origins; narrow streets, steep steps and arches will lead you to the town’s Cattedrale constructed at the end of the 15th century.
LECCE – 95 km Famous above all for its characteristic architecture and its splendid baroque monuments of the historical town centre. Winding streets and small courtyards surround important buildings such as the Basilica di S. Croce, where elements of Roman-pugliese history can be found, with spectacular baroque decorations, and the Dome.
SASSA DI MATERA – 70 km Close to a ravine created by the erosion of a torrent, emerges Matera, the “city of stone”. The city represents the most emblematic example of a troglodytic city, where man would live in the natural caves. Matera boasts a significant collection of chronologically ancient archaeological material: Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Baroque.
ZOOSAFARI – The first fauna park in Italy, it is also the most rich in animal species in Europe, extending over more than 140 hectares. Positioned on the hills of Selva di Fasano, it is one of the most beautiful locations in Apulia, with the clear, crystal sea a mere 7km away.
PUTIGNANO – 12 km. Emerging in a beautiful position, with an altitude of 372m. Economically and institutionally, Putignano is one of the most commercial cities in the province of Bari. It is famous for its historical Carnevale with its spectacular parade of floats.