Apulia offers a remarkable artistic heritage even though still unknown !
However, there are lots of treasures, mostly of ancient and medieval origin, that are spread throughout the territory. Nobody is left indifferent by Apulia.
Visiting Apulia means to be enchanted by a stunning coastline and fascinating cities as well as by a refined gastronomy .
Sassi in Matera
Not far from Bari, you find the “Sassi” in the ancient town.
They are located in homes which leaves the visitors breathless, being plunged in an atmosphere of old times.
Well-known all over the world for their particular shape, the “trulli” are cone- roofed homes of prehistoric origin, made of little smooth stones and a round base. Their walls are rigorously white with very small windows.
Castel del Monte
was built in XIII century on the Emperor Frederick’s request. It is a unique example of medieval military architecture.
Sanctuary of San Michele
The Sanctuary of St Michael Archangel is located at Monte Sant’Angelo, in the province of Foggia. Built in 490 A.D. under the Lombard invasions in 650 A.D. which transformed it into an important pilgrimage site.
During the Kingdom of Naples, Lecce gained great commercial importance and developed the construction of a variety of buildings as well as palaces of art so that the city is associated with the appellation of the “baroque of Lecce”
Discover all beautiful places of the town :
You may go through the city on foot beginning with the Piazza Mercantile.
Here we find the Basilica of St. Nicholas, which is located close to the seaside and to the sea it turns its back !
As for the Petruzzelli theatre, that’s a golden opportunity to visit.
It’s the fourth biggest theatre in the world. It has already welcomed big stars such as Frank Sinatra and Luciano Pavavotti.
Bari still keeps its authentic spirit.
Here you may still buy a Borsalino. A hat that has embellished the heads of lots of stars such as Belmondo and Machael Jackson.