The secret gem of Puglia
Bitonto is an elegant old town in the area of Bari that preserves a magnificent Angevin circular tower of the 14th century (Torrione Angioino) and beautiful renaissance buildings of the 15th-16th century. One of these, the Palazzo Sylos Calò, guests the National Gallery of Puglia “Girolamo e Rosaria Devanna“, which has a wonderful collection with works of art by Gentileschi, Lotto, Veronese, Delacroix, Velazquez, El Greco, Poussin, De Nittis and many other important international artists.
The highlight of the visit of Bitonto is the Cathedral, an absolute masterpiece of the Apulian Romanesque and one of the most beautiful churches in Puglia. Inside the church, priceless works of art are conserved, like the finely decorated ambon and the impressive Early Christian mosaics.
Bitonto is also known as the “City of the Olives,” due to the numerous olive groves surrounding the city.
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Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting
Visiting a traditional olive oil mill, we will learn about the traditional method of olive oil process, which uses granite millstones, as well as the modern processing system. We will taste different extra virgin olive oils produced by an olive oil farm in the heart of the wonderful Itria Valley. read more
The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, you will recognize spectacular spires that reminiscent of Gothic cathedrals, as well as mythical animals and ancient trees. read more
In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of Puglia, including the most famous orecchiette with broccoli rabe. read more
Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert hands of the dairyman, some of the most famous Italian delicacies are born. read more
Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant
We will take you to the most authentic places, and we will introduce you to Apulian restaurants selected by the Slow Food Movement... read more
Wine tasting – Gioia del Colle Primitivo
We will visit one of the most famous wineries in Puglia, whose Gioia del Colle Primitivo wines are considered among the best in the world... read more
Food street market
Get a taste of traditional life in Puglia! At least once a week, every Apulian town organizes a local market where you can find local fresh food products... read more
YOU CAN VISIT NEARBY
Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the French-influenced Murat quarter, with its elegant 19th Century theaters and majestic Liberty-style palaces. read more
Trani is one of the most beautiful cities along the Adriatic Sea. The city is famous for its extraordinary Romanesque cathedral directly facing the sea, dedicated to St. Nicholas the Pilgrim, as well as its ancient harbor, which provides for an elegant setting for the many who stroll between colorful fishing boats and fine restaurants. read more
Castel del Monte
We will visit one of the wonders of Italy, Castel del Monte. This mysterious castle was built in the 13th Century by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and is an example of architectural perfection in Puglia, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape. read more
Altamura was re-founded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral, which is ascribed to the Emperor itself. read more
Conversano was the center of one of the most important counties of Puglia, ruled from the 15th to the 19th century by the Acquaviva family... read more
Barletta, scene of the historical "Challenge" is today an art city on the Adriatic Sea with an important historical patrimony as well as a nice nightlife. Barletta, scene of the historical "Challenge" is today an art city on the Adriatic Sea with an important historical patrimony as well as a nice nightlife. We will admire the castle, one of Southern Italy’s most beautiful fortresses, which now houses the Civic Museum and the magnificent cathedral. In front of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre you will see the Colossus, a large bronze statue representing the emperor Theodosius II. read more
Giovinazzo is a fascinating medieval village by the Adriatic Sea with a fortified small port and a wonderful romanesque cathedral. During our visit of Giovinazzo you will walk through narrow alleys, sunny squares and shady arches as the so called "Trajan Arch", built in the XIV century using two mile columns of the roman Trajan Way. read more
What our guests think of us…
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Touring with Apulia Slow Travel was a great experience from the very start. I reached out to Michele for recommendations as a first-time visitor to Puglia and he sent back... read more
October 24, 2022