Top attractions in Altamura
Our most recommended things to do in Altamura
1. Half-Day Guided Tour of Altamura
Discover the medieval town built during the Holy Roman Empire, enter the historical center from one of the ancient gates to the town and discover the architectural beauties of the churches of St. Blaise, St. Nicholas, Greek Church and the Cathedral of Altamura, the only church built by Emperor Frederick II Hohenstaufen in the Middle Ages. The lovely walk continues through the typical squares of the old town and made to carry you smell good in the little streets of the old town in search of old wood-burning ovens where even today the cooking bread and focaccia.
2. Altamura: Guided Walking Tour
Embark on a 2-hour guided walking tour through Altamura's city center and share your love for culture and medieval history with other travelers. Your guide will meet you at the Porta Baresana, the ancient entrance to the town. Head towards the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and admire the majestic cathedral which was built by Emperor Frederick II in 1232, and became one of the most venerated sanctuaries in Apulia. On this tour, you will see the ancient palaces and artistic treasures of Altamura, many of them dating back to medieval times. Altamura is also famous for its DOP bread, better known as Pane di Altamura.
3. From Matera: Private Day Trip to Altamura and Gravina
Discover the most important sights in Puglia with this tour designed especially for groups of friends, families, and couples. In the company of a professional guide, immerse yourself in the history, origins and local traditions of these 2 cities located in the Alta Murgia National Park. After meeting your driver/guide in the center of Matera, begin the journey to Altamura, a city famous for its bread. Discover the city's majestic cathedral and visit the location of an ancient oven where the renowned Altamura DOP bread is still baked every day. Next, head to Gravina and learn all about this city's vibrant past. Soak up the charm of the city center and admire the unique architecture of its cave churches and houses overlooking the Parco della Murgia before beginning the journey back to Matera.
4. Altamura: Private Guided Tour with Wine Museum and Tasting
Discover the medieval town of Altamura with a licensed guide. Visit the historic center passing through an ancient gateway to enter the city and explore the architectural beauty of the churches of San Biagio, San Nicola dei Greci and the cities cathedral, the only church built by Frederick II throughout the Middle Ages. Among the alleys of the center you will be surprised to find a wine museum, dating back to 1500, which showcases the treasures of the Altamurana wine tradition. Located behind Altamura’s cathedral, it is one of the oldest buildings in the historic city center. This fantastic place is divided into two large spaces. On the ground floor, you can admire some special pieces, like the impressive 17th century wood press and a series of utensils and equipment of that age. A stairway then leads you to down to a stone cave that has perfect temperature and humidity for wine fermen...
5. Pulo di Altamura: 3-Hour Bike or E-Bike Tour
Feel like a local and explore Puglia's incredible nature, its stunning Alta Murgia National Park, and hidden spots on a 3-hour guided tour riding a bike or e-bike. Ride in class and comfort on dirt roads on a bike, which is perfect for discovering various parts of the park. Learn all about the region's spectacular flora and fauna from your expert guide as you cruise through the pseudo steppe. See Puglia differently and feel like as local as you cycle to the Altamura di Pulo, one of the biggest sinkholes in the south of Italy, uninterrupted by daily routines. You will look very Instagram worthy on your bikes. Visit many famous sights like the park's caves, which are believed to have been inhabited by prehistoric people, and discover the charming area of Lamalunga, where the skeleton of a pre-neanderthal man was discovered.
6. From Alberobello: Private Day Trip to Matera and Altamura
Perfect for travelers visiting Puglia without a car, this private guided tour takes you to the main attractions in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan. Learn about the history and culture of the region as well as fun anecdotes and stories. Meet the driver in the center of Alberobello and travel to Matera, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most fascinating cities in southern Italy. Walk among the Sassi (ancient cliff dwellings), which originated from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, believed to be among the first human settlements in Italy. Explore the old village and ancient rupestrian churches. Next, head to the elegant medieval city of Altamura. Visit the only Cathedral built by the Emperor Federico II of Swabian and walk in the historic center admiring the characteristic alleys, old palaces, squares, and an old oven where the typical Almura bread is ba...
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