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Apulia accessible tours Bitonto disabled travel.

Apulia accessible tours Bitonto disabled travel

In Apulia there are so many enchanting places to discover, never included in traditional tourist routes where tourist are trapped.

Bitonto has a beautiful historic center built on a trapezoidal plan with a number of Renaissance and Baroque buildings such as the XV century Sylos-Labini residence and the Regna residence.

Apulia accessible tours Bitonto disabled travel, stroll through the streets of the old town, discover the most suggestive views, smell flavours, taste good food, meet people, talk with them, listen to their dialect.

Is well known for the cultivation of olives and related production of the excellent olive oil from the many olive trees that surround the town.

Bitonto is well known for its museums and archaeological area including one of Apulia's best early Romanesque Cathedral of St Valentine and St Mary Assumption.

It was built between 1175 and 1200 along the lines of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Bari.

The facade has a porch and a nicely decorated rose window.

The interior is also magnificent in its simple overall austerity combined with select gorgeous detailing.

The columns have intricately carved capitals, and along the right of the nave are a pulpit ( constructed using 13th-century fragments of the old altar ) and a fantastic carved ambo of 1229, with a kneeling figure supporting the eagle on which the open book of the lectern rests, and a relief of Frederick II and his family incorporated below.

The splendid Angevin Tower ( 14th century ), home of the Civica Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, ( contemporary art gallery ) flanking the 16th century gate Porta Baresana, which leads to the old town center, an area that looks almost completely the same as it would have done in the Middle Ages.

The same Piazza is also overlooked by the Renaissance Palazzo Sylos-Calo' ( 16th century ) home of the prestigious Galleria Nazionale della Puglia ( art gallery ), the only one of its kind in southern Italy.

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