Guided tour to discover the medieval village of Monopoli, in a labyrinth of narrow streets, alleys and squares where an interesting historical-artistic heritage is concentrated.
You will have the opportunity to learn about art and history and get in touch with the traditions and culture of this beautiful Apulian city.
you will have the opportunity to visit the medieval old town of Monopoli, a maze of picturesque alleys and squares.
you will know about the history and the art and get in touch with the traditions and the culture of this Apulian town.
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Stop At: Centro Storico di Monopoli, Monopoli, Province of Bari, Puglia
Departure from Largo Plebiscito, walk along Via Garibaldi, the ancient Via dei Mercanti, until you reach Piazza Garibaldi, a place steeped in history, which preserves remains from different eras.
Visit of the Castle of Charles V, part of the Spanish fortification system and located on one of the oldest areas of the old city of Monopoli.
Walking along the promenade you can admire the imposing ramparts and the panoramic view of the Porta Vecchia with its fortified walls from the 16th century.
We will visit the Basilica of Maria SS. of Madia with its sumptuous interiors, built on a pre-existing Romanesque church, to which is linked the legend of the Icon of the Madonna della Madia Icon of 1117.
Stop outside the remains of the old Norman castle and arrive in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, the beating heart of the new city of Monopoli.
Meeting point in Largo Plebiscito Square, then we walk through Via Garibaldi, the ancient Merchants street, and reach Piazza Garibaldi, a place soaked in history that has preserved remains of different ages.
We will continue to the Charles V Castle, which is part of the Spanish system of fortification.
We'll admire the massive bastions walking along the waterfront promenade and the sixteenth-century city walls.
Then we will visit the Cathedral with its Baroque decorations, built on a preexisting Romanesque church, which is connected with the legend of Our Lady of Madia icon's landing.
Walking along the old Norman Castle to the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, which is the heart of the modern part of Monopoli.
Duration: 2 hours