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CASTEL DEL MONTE

Excursions, points of interest and attractions close to SS170DIR, ANDRIA BT, ITALIA Minervino Murge Trani Barletta

OLIVA LA BELLA DELLA DAUNIA DOP

OLIVA LA BELLA DELLA DAUNIA DOP  Apri
Loc. CERIGNOLA FG, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
38 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
Altitude: 121 mt. a.s.l.  Area Lavello, Minervino Murge, Melfi
  Brochure PDF
La Bella della Daunia is a horticultural product Italian Denomination of Origin. It is an olive for table obtained from the transformation, working with green or black olives cultivar Bella di Cerignola collected in a limited distribution area of Foggia, with the greatest concentration in the territory of Cerignola. The olives are harvested until the middle of October. In the processing in green, performed with the method Sivigliano, are treated with soda (to reduce the bitter) the concentration of which varies from a minimum of 2.5% up to a maximum of 3%. They are then rinsed with water and placed in appropriate containers. Finally is added to table salt. The oil is grown in the plains in temperatures that never fall below 0 C on the parcels in the vicinity of the municipalities of Cerignola, Stornara, Stornarella, Orta Nova, S. Ferdinando di Puglia and Tring. The lands which are best suited to the cultivation of this variety are calcareous, siliceous and argillaceous.

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE FIUME OFANTO

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE FIUME OFANTO  Apri
Loc. OFANTO, BARLETTA BT, ITALIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
30 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
Altitude: -0 mt. a.s.l.  Area Andria, Trani, Cerignola
The Regional Natural Park River Ofanto is a natural protected area established in 2003 by the Puglia region. It includes the municipalities of Canosa di Puglia, San Ferdinando di Puglia, Candle, Ascoli Satriano, Cerignola, Margherita di Savoia and Barletta. In the park there are numerous historical sites, especially in the area of Canosa di Puglia. These range from the Via Traiana from the Roman bridge between Ofanto Canosa and Cerignola. Do not forget Torre Pietra between Margherita di Savoia and Zapponeta.

LA FORESTA MERCADANTE

LA FORESTA MERCADANTE  Apri
Loc. CASSANO DELLE MURGE - PUGLIA  Navigatore
44 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Acquaviva delle Fonti, Altamura, Casamassima
The Forest (currently 1,300 hectares) was built to defend Bari from recurring flood disasters. Seventy years ago it was finished planting the Forest Mercadante, now, now, the lung of Bari. In the last three decades, many advances have been recorded, but the most important of all was the confirmation of the interest tourism, closely linked to the increase of the forest, with assiduous care and patient work of three generations, has become the main attraction cassanese and deserves, therefore, to be better known and illustrated. Everyone knows that in the west of Bari there was the mouth of the river Picone who impaludava in the area between the city and the peninsula of San Cataldo; swamp at the beginning of '500 the Duchess of Bari, Isabella of Aragon-Sforza, tried in vain to reclaim, by opening the appropriate access to the sea. The river, meandering through the territories of Cassano, Sannicandro Bitritto, Carbonara Bari, flowed into the center of the creek between Bari and San Cataldo, where he completed the wall of the toll gates erected after 1868 the entrance to the Via Nazionale to Foggia and Naples. His bed, about 35 km long, consists of a long succession of blades dug into the earth's crust, filled with thriving vineyards. But the increase in building of the twentieth century has almost completely erased. The most serious flood in 1567 wiped out all the works carried out over time under a huge blanket of mud and debris. So the quagmire became larger, insidious and unhealthy than ever, took the name of Marisabella to remember the ill-fated attempt of the Duchess Sforza. The 'flood swept February 1905 in Bari, causing 18 dead and thousands homeless and disasters that caught the attention of the competent authorities. The scourge was repeated, with new extremely high damage and other victims, on 3 and September 5, 1915; but there was a terrible war with its pressing needs, and the new disaster gave rise only to long controversy and inadequate half-measures with which pulled forward until the tragic November 6, 1926, when a storm ever seen, after sweeping the 'inadequate trench dam, side swept across the south-west of the capital, submerging under a mass of muddy water up to 60 cm high. and, unfortunately, with another 19 dead and 50 injured! The government of the time, promptly took to heart the question in all its social, geographical, meteorological and economic, and the results of the studies of the various departments concerned, it was decided to detour dell'infausto stream. With thoughtful concern, the Department of Agriculture of Bari and the Agricultural Inspectorate, together with the control of the Forest Service, they prepared the plan for the expropriation of the Royal Decree 12/30/1926 n. 3287: Measures to be taken to the river basin Picone, depending on the flood-up area and in the province of Bari, bordered to the north by the provincial Cassano Altamura, to the east with the locality of Female Life to the West with the of Chiummo (ie small) and lord.

TRANI

TRANI  Apri
Loc. TRANI, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
25 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Andria, Barletta, Minervino Murge
Legend attributes its foundation to the Tyrrhenian Sea, the son of the Homeric hero Diomedes, but the first historical record is in Peutingeriana, Roman itinerary of the third sec.dc The historical record of Trani only part of the IX century. the age of the Lombards and later the Byzantines, when it was elevated to a bishopric. In Frederick, given the development of many local activities, considerably widened its walls that remained standing until 1846. Under the Angevins, there was a period of crisis, from which it recovered in the fifteenth century under the Aragonese with great commercial expansion of this age are testimony Caccetta the palace, the palace Palagano, the palace Vischi, the monastery of Santa Chiara. After the Venetian rule that saw the rise of the churches of St. Augustine and St. Rocco, Trani came under Spanish rule in what was the most important center, judicial and administrative center of Terra di Bari, so as to become its capital. In this way came to a head the fortune of Trani in which they were to converge centers, legal, cultural and intellectual Puglia with the presence of the Archbishop and of the Holy Royal Audience Provincial. In this assumed importance was followed by a housing growth and here is the flourishing of prestigious buildings such as Palazzo Torres, Beltrani, Lopez, White and churches such as Santa Teresa, San Domenico and San Lorenzo. The event crucial to the future fate of Trani was the complete devastation that it suffered in 1799, when, after haughty events in which the populace had preferred the Bourbon regime, the city was severely punished and put to fire and sword. The urban structure of Trani is divided into three parts: the old town, whose walls were torn down in 1846, is bounded by the harbor, via M.Pagano and Via Alvarez: it is the most striking part, remained intact in its historical and artistic, for the proper preservation of buildings and structures do not defaced by lewd and aesthetically ugly modernistic. Then there is the part of the nineteenth century with spacious streets and straight, and dignified and stately buildings, located to the east of the old town and noon. Finally, the third part which has virtually the joint center of Trani, in what was the residential area and garden to the peninsula of Colonna, and the guidelines to Corato and Andria, consists of those modern building structures and, at times, functional, which are typical of our whole country.

ACERENZA

ACERENZA  Apri
Loc. ACERENZA POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
43 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
Altitude: 776 mt. a.s.l.  Area Lagopesole, Potenza, Venosa
It rises 833 m s.l.m. in the north- east of the province . It is bordered by the municipalities of Oppido Lucano (10 km), Cancellara (12 km), Forenza (14 km), Pietersburg (16 km), Genzano di Lucania (19 km) and Palazzo San Gervasio (24 km). Is 37 km and 74 km from Potenza Basilicata Matera province on the other . Together with the common Lucan Venosa , Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa Guardia Perticara , is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy by the same name, which includes a total of 196 locations in the peninsula . The cathedral is a fine monument, the most important of the region dating from the eleventh century , it was consecrated in 1080 in the Romanesque style with Gothic influences . It has a large apse and a nave and two aisles with important tables sixteenth century , a crypt of 1524 , the walls of which there are frescoes by Giovanni Todisco from Abriola . Both the facade and the towers have been revised over the centuries , and the dome on the cruise of the nineteenth century. Inside the sacristy shows a bust of Julian the Apostate , a step allows you to turn around the choir and admire the apses of hewn stone . Recently have been found , after some digging , the foundations of a baptistery adjoining the cathedral.

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE LAMA BALICE

PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE LAMA BALICE  Apri
Loc. BARI - PUGLIA  Navigatore
42 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Casamassima, Rutigliano, Acquaviva delle Fonti
The blades, which are typical of the province of Bari, which are grooves running water of rivers and streams have carved out over time in the limestone of the region and generally from the Murgia plateau to the Adriatic Sea. The natural park of Lama Balice, has an area of approximately 125 hectares and takes its name from one of these incisions through the Murgia plateau in common Bito, and Bari Modugno and reaches the sea. The bed of the blade was once occupied by the river '' Tiflis '', now dried up, which are the remains of prehistoric settlements. Among the main species of the fauna of the park are foxes, frogs, hedgehogs, weasels, moorhen, the knight of Italy, the owl, kestrel, kingfisher, mallard, buzzard , jays and brown-billed wading bird. The different natural environments, however, allow visitors to admire numerous plant species: the carob tree, the oak, laurel, fragno, hawthorn, wild asparagus, wild orchids and herbs such as mint, sage and thyme. The visit to the park Lama Balice is made even more interesting by the presence of olive trees in the adjacent areas and many farms spread throughout the country, among which we highlight Malatesta Villa, Farmhouse and Villa Caffariello Framarino, also a meeting point for excursions in the park regional.

MINERVINO MURGE

MINERVINO MURGE  Apri
Loc. MINERVINO MURGE - PUGLIA  Navigatore
17 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Andria, Lavello, Cerignola
Minervino Murgia , also known as the Balcony of Puglia , with its panoramic position, is a village on the border between Puglia and Basilicata. It extends in the Alta Murgia National Park and is part of Puglia Imperiale , the center area of Puglia constituted by the municipalities of Andria , Barletta, Bisceglie , Canosa di Puglia, Corato Margherita of Savoy, San Ferdinando di Puglia Spinazzola Trani and Tring . The core of the country is the Scesciola , the oldest part of the typical medieval town . Walking along its streets you can still admire the corners particularly striking , characterized by typical facades of houses connected by arcs. The old village , as well as the rest of the town , contains many valuable monuments . Located 20 km from the beautiful castle of Frederick II , Castel del Monte , Murgia Minervino spans two hills in the largest natural park in the south of Italy . The Murgia is vital oasis that is home to many species of animals and plants . Tracks, tratturelli link arms and stand a little ' everywhere , partly on land tax and partly as abnormal servitude for the passage of go and return the lands to pasture municipalities and the private sector. Among the main rest for flocks remember that the Murgia between the domains of Minervino , Andria and Ruvo .

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DELLA BASILICATA

MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DELLA BASILICATA  Apri
Loc. MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE, PIAZZA UMBERTO I, VENOSA POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
Altitude: 421 mt. a.s.l.  Area Lavello, Atella, Melfi
  Brochure PDF
The National Archaeological Museum of Basilicata allows , for the first time , to be able to exhibit in the restored Palazzo Loffredo the results of important research efforts in recent years in north central Basilicata and , at the same time , is a showcase of the complex archaeological heritage of a region that was privileged place of encounter between people of different race and culture , in the middle of the Mediterranean. The importance of archaeological research in Basilicata and the variety of different situations are well illustrated by the tem of the National Archaeological Museums in the area that have grown up in recent years . The tem includes museums of Matera , Metaponto and Policoro ( in the province of Matera) , respectively dedicated to the prehistory of the Murgia and the Greek colonies of Metaponto and Siris - Herakleia , and the museums of Melfi, Venosa , Grumentum and Lucan ( in the province Power ) , dedicated to the people and Daunian north of Melfi - Lucan , the Roman cities of Venus and Grumentum and Roman villas of the area Potenza . Located in the prestigious Palazzo Loffredo , a stately transferred on loan from the City of Power to the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Basilicata, the National Archaeological Museum of Basilicata is dedicated to Dinu Adamesteanu , as a scholar of absolute importance internationally , as well as the founder archeology of Lucania.

BARLETTA

BARLETTA  Apri
Loc. BARLETTA, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
26 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Andria, Trani, Minervino Murge
Barletta overlooks the Adriatic coast, where the rocky coastline is softened in the sands dell''Ofanto. The river marks the border between the provinces of Bari and Foggia and has always had a decisive influence on farming in the area. Its course also marks the passage from the Murgia karstic the wide and fertile plain of the Tavoliere that can be said is just beginning to Barletta. The city of Barletta is on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the South-West Gulf of Manfredonia, in front of the Gargano promontory. It covers an area of 14,471 hectares, and its built-up area has a length (east-west) of about 6 km, a width (north-south) of about 2 km and a perimeter of about 13 km. In its territory is a remarkable climate stability, largely due to the presence of the sea, which reduces the contrast elements. The winds are predominantly south. The rainfall is low; hovers over an average of 500 mm per year and is distributed in about 70 days, with higher inflows of rain in autumn and winter and minimum in the second half of June and the first half of August. It is not difficult to appreciate the merits of the city of Barletta because everywhere, in the labyrinthine alleys of the village as in the broad streets of the center, the focus is often captured by imposing monuments. From the Middle Ages to the modern era has left all his testimonies. The famous bronze colossus, the cathedral, where Gothic and Romanesque coexist in harmony, palaces, Renaissance expression of the best of Puglia, are some of the monuments that the city offers to those who know how to enjoy it.

VENOSA

VENOSA  Apri
Loc. VENOSA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
40 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Lavello, Melfi, Atella
Vein ( venous in Lucan dialect ) is an Italian town of 12,035 inhabitants in the province of Potenza in the Vulture . It is one of 196 municipalities -members of The most beautiful villages in Italy , along with four others in the region : Acerenza Castelmezzano and Pietrapertosa Guardia Perticara . Vein is located in the north of Basilicata on a plateau between two valleys and is surrounded by lush vegetation and numerous heights . The tour of the area venosino altitude varies from 177 m . s.l.m. 813 m . above sea level , much of the city center , however, lies at an altitude varying between 400 m . s.l.m. and 430 m . s.l.m. . The townhouse is located at an altitude of 415 m. s.l.m. . The climate is temperate sublittoral with hot, dry summers and winters are quite cold and wet. It is not uncommon to exceed 40 C in summer and below zero in winter. The average rain gauge is around 700mm per year, with peak precipitation in autumn and winter . The summer months , however, are the driest . The snow makes its appearance every winter, with an average of 20 cm / year .

ANDRIA

ANDRIA  Apri
Loc. ANDRIA - BASILICATA  Navigatore
16 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Barletta, Trani, Minervino Murge
Andria is an Italian town of 100430 inhabitants, capital along with Barletta and Trani, Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, in Puglia. It is the fourth largest city in the region by population, as well as the sixteenth area of Italy. Up to 11 June 2004 inclusive in the province of Bari, today the city is home to the provincial council and registered office of the province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, is part of the national oil city. Due to the presence of its three tall towers, is also known as the city of the three towers. Symbol of the city in Apulia Castel del Monte is situated on a hill outside the town. Castel del Monte is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List

ALTAMURA

ALTAMURA  Apri
Loc. ALTAMURA BARI, ITALY - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Cassano delle Murge, Matera, Acquaviva delle Fonti
The city of Altamura is located inland in the province of Bari , near the border with Basilicata. Fossil finds , some of which are outstanding as Altamura man , evidence of human presence in this area 400,000 years before Christ . In 500 BC were built the megalithic walls that gave the town its name ( High Walls ) . There was a long period of domination , which ended the arrival of Frederick II ( 1232), who gave new impetus to the city by building a Cathedral and repopulating it with Arab , Greek and Jewish . In that period, the characteristic layout of the city , with the cloisters , small squares surrounded by alleys . Subsequently, Altamura underwent several dominions , including the Orsini , who built mansions and convents. In 1531 , the inhabitants of Altamura undertake to pay 20,000 ducats needed to set their own city from the yoke of feudalism. The city saw a particularly between 1500 and 1700 , until in 1748 it was set up within its walls the University who helped to spread the ideals of equality and freedom promoted by the French Revolution . Because of this new spirit , when in 1799 the city was besieged and sacked by the Holy Faith , citizenship gave birth to a long endurance. E ' for this reason that the historians of the early twentieth century, still animated by the spirit of the Risorgimento , gave the city the nickname of Lioness of Puglia . In the following years Altamura housed the Court of Appeal in the Land of Bari and the seat of the Provisional Government of Puglia.Suggestivo is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good way : was a refuge for travelers on the road that once led to Bari , as well as a place of worship to stop to pray. Of great interest is also the State Archaeological Museum : inside are kept many of the findings of the cave Lamalunga , tools and kits late Middle Ages . The famous Altamura man , a human fossil lived between 250,000 and 400,000 years ago, can be visited in the Visitor Center Altamura Man at Masseria Ragone . In a cave four kilometers from the town were discovered footprints of dinosaurs that lived in this land about 70 million years ago. Anyone visiting Altamura will take the memory, taste and smell of the PDO bread, so good to be served as a meal and not as a complement .

PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP

PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP  Apri
Loc. ALTAMURA BA, ITALIA - PUGLIA  Navigatore
38 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Cassano delle Murge, Matera, Acquaviva delle Fonti
  Brochure PDF
Altamura bread is a product of traditional bakery of Altamura, in the province of Bari. It is obtained by the use of groats (very rich in gluten) rimacinate of varieties of durum wheat grown in the municipalities of Murgia. In July 2003, at the European level, the bread of Altamura was recognized brand designation of origin (PDO). Cooked in traditional ovens wood and stone, Altamura bread is distinguished by its fragrance and its taste. It has a crisp crust and a soft crumb pale yellow. It comes in two traditional forms; the first locally called U sckuane'te (overlapped bread), is high, crossed over, the other lower, locally referred to as' a cappidde Father de simone (priest's hat). The defined geographical area of the grains are grown comprises the municipalities of Altamura, Gravina di Puglia, Poggiorsini, Spinazzola and Minervino Murge in the province of Bari. And the production area of Altamura bread only includes the administrative territory of the City of Altamura, near Bari.

PISTA CICLABILE DI LAVELLO

PISTA CICLABILE DI LAVELLO  Apri
Loc. LAVELLO POTENZA, ITALY - BASILICATA  Navigatore
41 Km from CASTEL DEL MONTE
  Area Venosa, Melfi, Atella
The Hannibal Bridge is a stone bridge with one arch and is visible along the road that connects Cerreto Samnite and Cusano Mutri ; coming from Cerreto Sannita on your right you will see an iron monument and from there down a small road that leads to the bridge (you can park your car at the end of this street ) . After crossing the bridge you have to turn right and go up the Titerno always keeping the river to your right (WARNING: Once across the bridge , on your left you will see a red-white marked trail , this trail descends along the river and is not to our interest ) . The trail is not well marked , sometimes you encounter white ribbons along the way , not to get lost you just do not get away from the river bed , but not to get too close to avoid slipping. Continuing along the trail you will come to the bridge to sink (in the period of June, the river is almost dry , and you can take the final part directly in the river bed , pay attention to the stones very slippery ) . Once under the bridge you can have a nice view of the Gorges sink from the bottom , at which point it is impossible to continue and you should return to the starting point, following the same path . Given that strongly advised not to go up from this point directly on the deck of sink as it is very easy to slip , for information only , it can be traced back to the left side of the pillar.

Excursions and attractions in PUGLIA close to SS170DIR, ANDRIA BT, ITALIA Minervino Murge Trani Barletta: 'OLIVA LA BELLA DELLA DAUNIA DOP'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE FIUME OFANTO'   'LA FORESTA MERCADANTE'   'TRANI'   'ACERENZA'   'PARCO NATURALE REGIONALE LAMA BALICE'   'MINERVINO MURGE'   'MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE DELLA BASILICATA'   'BARLETTA'   'VENOSA'   'ANDRIA'   'ALTAMURA'   'PANE DI ALTAMURA DOP'   'PISTA CICLABILE DI LAVELLO'  

PUGLIA


Le Puglie, the Italian name of this region, is in the plural form and, in fact, this is a place that conceals many souls. The 'heel' of the boot, Apulia , as it is known in English, is,an enchanting region that lays amid nature, history, tradition, gusto and spirituality, to be visited all year round. Sea lovers can take their pick, choosing between the cliffs of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, the meeting point between the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea, or Gallipoli, the 'Gem of Salento' and the Gargano, the 'Spur of Italy', jutting out to the clear sea water that guards the beautiful Tremiti Islands. Nature is again the protagonist in the Murgia National Park and the Gargano National Park with its wild Umbrian forest, its salt pans and lakes, the deep ravines of Laterza and the wide dolines of Altamura, which distinguish the hinterland of the region with their charming sceneries. To those who want to plunge into history, Apulia offers a wide range of places that tell the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the baroque splendour of Lecce and the Salento area. The provinces of the region are: Bari (regional capital), Brindisi, Foggia, Lecce and Taranto.