Guided tour

Monopoli: Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

Monopoli: Old Town Walking Tour

Activity provider: Le Terre di Federico

From US$ 28.41 per person

Discover old-world charm and natural beauty combined on this guided tour of Monopoli. Visit its old castle, cathedral, and picturesque harbor, walk its quaint streets, pretty squares, and more.

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English, French, Italian


  • Discover a perfect combination of old world charm and great beach
  • Monopoli is a photographic dream
  • Walking to the cathedral, old castle and picturesque harbour
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Monopoli is a perfect combination of old world charm and great beach, a wonderful, typical, picturesque Apulian town, which despite it's unquestionable charm manages to retain it's traditional identity. Lots of quaint narrow streets, pretty squares and a picturesque harbour to boot. The old town is a typical Apulian gem replete with quaint narrow streets, pretty squares, interesting houses and a picturesque harbour. The walking tour will take you to visit the small Castle is set in a very picturesque square. The homes and small buildings were charming. You walk thru an arch doorway that opens to the sea with lovely walk along the Harbor. This is a very cute castle and the best part of it is its view over that blue water of Monopoli and its characteristic village surroundings with fishermen's port just by its corner. Then, you'll see the baroque cathedral dedicated to the Madonna della Madia protector of the town, an amazing basilica. Seemingly small, it reveals to be a huge cathedral with amazing ornaments from the inside. Very elaborately decorated with gold and a variety of marble in amazing colours. The number of side altars along both sides of the main auditorium are stunning. It's hard to imagine a more fantastic townscape: Narrow alleys, arches, towering spires, a fort, old stone walls, light coming in from a dozen different directions, and a crystal clear swimming beach, right outside the gates. It's a photographic dream.
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    Meeting point with the guide at Largo Fontanelle square, 12/a, (next Capitaneria di porto/port authorities ) The guide will have a license badge around the neck clearly visible

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    Valeria, our guide, was very knowledgeable and interesting. The tour covered all of the history both recent and ancient of the Old Town of Monopoli and through the “porta” to the “new” town. Valeria told us interesting little anecdotes and was very good at connecting past events with current issues. We learnt about why Italian churches were restored during the Reformation and the legend of the repair of the roof of the cathedral. She is clearly very passionate about her city and is able to convey this enthusiasm throughout her tour. We would highly recommend this tour with Valeria.

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    May 24, 2022

    I very much enjoyed the walking tour. My guide Guissue was very knowledible and made the tour very interesting. She spoke very good English and was was very engaging

    June 8, 2022

    Product ID: 415100