Bitonto

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 Devannawhich 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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Combine the visit of Bitonto with one of this experiences:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting

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, ... read more

Castellana Caves

Castellana Caves

The beautiful Castellana caves are the magical expression of nature’s tireless work over millions of years. In this natural phenomenon, read more

Cooking class

Cooking class

In introductory Apulian cooking classes you will have the chance to gain practical knowledge about some of the most typical dishes of ... read more

Cheese tasting

Cheese tasting

Enjoy the vast production of high quality fresh cheese of Puglia! We will visit an artisanal cheese factory where, from the expert ... read more

Lunch or dinner in a Slow Food Restaurant

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

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

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 ... read more

YOU CAN VISIT NEARBY

Bari

Bari

Bari is the capital of Apulian Romanesque style. While here, you will see the two faces of the city. First, you will visit the ... read more

Trani

Trani

Trani is one of the most beautiful cities along the Adriatic Sea. The city is famous for its extraordinary Romanesque cathedral ... read more

Castel del Monte

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 read more

Altamura

Altamura

Altamura was re-founded by the Emperor Frederick II in the XIII century. The city is well known for its majestic Romanesque cathedral, ... read more

Conversano

Conversano

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

Barletta

Barletta, scene of the historical "Challenge" is today an art city on the Adriatic Sea with an important historical patrimony as well ... read more

Giovinazzo

Giovinazzo

Giovinazzo is a fascinating medieval village by the Adriatic Sea with a fortified small port and a wonderful romanesque ... read more

What our guests think of us…

Our guests’ satisfaction is our greatest reward and we couldn’t be more proud of their reviews. That’s why we want your trip to be unforgettable!

  • star rating  Very quick response to our request. Kind persons, very good english. We had to arrange a tour on very short notice and they were very helpfull.

    Maarten
    8/02/2021
  • star rating  We have been waiting three years to get to Apulia. Thanks to my late decision, when we were finally okayed to travel to Italy, to work with Michele at Apulia... read more

    EMILWEL
    7/17/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    yuries2021
    7/11/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I took a 7 day Puglia tour with Michele. Since it's our second time visiting Puglia, we wanted a more genuine in-depth cultural experience only local people know, not just... read more

    Yurie
    7/10/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours...
    Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steveced12
    7/09/2021
  • star rating  staying in monopoli and the various tours... Michele and his personal touch and attention to detail, always going the extra mile to take care of any issues we had... read more

    steve cedillos
    7/08/2021
  • star rating  We had an amazing day with our tour guide Michael, who spoke English perfectly! Great suggestions were done for extra stops or activities and even during the tour we were... read more

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    11/03/2020