“Magna Grecia”, Murgia and Gravine

  • MAGNA GREECE, MURGIA AND GRAVINE (within 130 km)Here the stone is the absolute protagonist. Deep crevasses, reverse mountains, natural caves, mid-air terraces and steep walls

    Taranto (130 km)

    Access to the island via the swing bridge

    Sant’Angelo Castle or Aragonese Castle

    I Pittaggi, districts of the old city with narrow alleys and historic buildings

    Cathedral of San Cataldo

    MarTa national archaeological museum of Taranto

    Rites of Holy Week

    The Forgiveness begins on Holy Thursday: couples of barefoot brothers with a white habit and a hooded face, go out in a slow procession in the churches of the old city
    The Addolorata begins at midnight from the Church of San Domenico Maggiore and reaches the new city in 14 hours.
    The procession of the Mysteries starts at 5 pm on Good Friday from the Chiesa del Carmine and ends after 15 hours.
    Stones, ravines and good food (tour of about 75 km): Poggiorsini – Gravina in Puglia- Altamura – Cassano delle Murge and Acquaviva delle Fonti – Gioia del Colle

    Poggiorsini

    Panoramic view of the typical Murgian landscape and the Basentello dam

    Gravina in Puglia

    “Upside down”

    Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta

    Rock churches, in particular the Church of San Michele

    Under the historic center of the city: the underground ravine

    The Gravina di Botromagno with the bridge – Madonna della Stella viaduct

    Altamura

    Megalithic walls and mounds

    Historic center and Cathedral of the Assumption

    Altamura man in the Lamalunga cave, remains of an intact human skeleton dating back to the Paleolithic.

    In the locality of Pontrelli, Cava dei Dinosauri, in 1999, on an area of ​​twelve thousand square meters, thirty thousand dinosaur footprints dating back to the Upper Cretaceous were found

    Pulo of Altamura

    National archeologic museum

    the Altamura Bread is worth a taste

Cassano delle Murge and Acquaviva delle Fonti

Mercadante Forest

Gioia del Colle

Norman-Swabian castle

National archeologic museum

Canyon of Puglia itinerary: Ginosa – Laterza – Castellaneta – Mottola – Massafra – Crispiano – Grottaglie (tour of about 80 km)

Ginosa

From the sea to the caves, Gravina with streets, stairways, caves and churches

Norman castle

Rock settlements and crypts

 

The third

LIPU Oasis of Gravina di Laterza

Laertine majolica

Castellaneta

Gravina di Castellaneta or Gravina Grande (surrounds the ancient village) with various historical-archaeological settlements

Mottola

Rock churches: San Nicola with the Last Judgment and Sant’Angelo

Massafra

Gravina di San Marco

Rock churches: San Antonio Abate, San Leonardo and the crypt of Candelora

Crypt of Santa Marina and Sanctuary of the Madonna della Scala

Crispiano

Country of the “hundred farms”, some fortified and with frescoed churches, all productive with food and wine tours

Grottaglie

District of the potters

The “Bianchi di Grottaglie” is the most rustic and popular characteristic, characterized by a chromatic palette consisting of rotten green, ocher yellow, blue and manganese

The “Capasoni” are large containers intended to contain wine

The “Pumi”, a classic Grottagliese symbol.

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