1. Italy
  2. Apulia
  3. Alberobello

Gioia del Colle: 3-Hour Castle and Winery With Tasting Tour

Product ID: 144759
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On this 3-Hour walking tour with a licensed guide discover the town and castle of Gioia del Colle. Marvel at the majestic castle walls and the extensive collection of the archaeological museum before a visit to a local winery with wine tasting.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
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Live guide
English, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the castle where "The Tale of Tales" was filmed
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum and its extensive collection
  • Sample local wines at a winery
Full description
Begin your guided tour of Gioia del Colle from the historic center as you walk through the many arches that served as entrances to the courts of noble palaces. Then visit the Mother Church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, which has been repeatedly altered over the centuries.

Enter the majestic Norman-Swabian castle, symbol of the city, inside which the National Archaeological Museum is kept. Discover this treasure trove of finds from the excavations carried out on Mount Sannace and in the surroundings. See funerary and ornamental objects from the 5th to the 3rd century BC exhibited in the rooms including decorated vases and weapons, metal fibulae and terracotta figurines.

Also in the castle visit the room of the oven and descend into a small underground, used in ancient times as a prison. On the wall two round shapes are carved, which according to the legend reproduce the breasts of Bianca Lancia, once lover and then probably wife of Frederick II of Swabia. On the first floor visit the Sala del Trono, made famous for the shooting of the film "The Tale of Tales". On leaving the castle visit a typical Gioia winery where a wine tasting is available.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Visit a local winery with wine tasting
  • Castle entry ticket
  • Tasting/lunch/dinner
  • Transportation/pickup

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting point with the guide: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, outside castle entry GPS coordinates: 40.800393, 16.922919

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