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Private Tour of Conversano: Discover Ancient Norba

Product ID: 144486
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Wander around the beautiful city of Conversano to visit its elegant castle and fortress, the Convent of San Benedetto di Conversano and the 15th century cathedral on this tour.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
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Live guide
English, Italian
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover one of the most interesting places in Puglia, nestled close to the sea
  • Explore a huge fortress and visit Paolo Finoglio's paintings
  • Wonder at the romanesque cathedral and the monastery of San Benedetto
Full description
Begin your tour by exploring a magnificent Norman castle that showcases many reception rooms where nobles would have received guests. This is also the stately wedding venue of Count Giangirolamo II Acquaviva d'Aragona. You will admire 17th century paintings by Paolo Finoglio such as, La Gerusalemme Liberata.

Next, you will wander through the Convent of San Benedetto di Conversano, which is dedicated to the Saint of Norcia. The convent is overlooked by an elegant baroque bell tower and the medieval cloister offers a breathtaking view of the seven Romanesque triple-gates. Also housed in the Convent is the important archaeological section of the civic museum. Showcasing artifacts from prehistory to the Roman age: paleolithic flints and lithic tools coming from the caves of Conversano and Monopoli.

Admire the Apulian Romanesque style Catherdral of Conversano, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, it has an elegant facade with a 15th century rose window. The interior preserves three naves that display beautiful motifs on the Byzantine-inspired columns. Despite the fire of 1911 that destroyed most of the works, the Cathedral still preserves a large fresco of the Pisan school, a wooden crucifix and the icon of the Madonna della Fonte, the patron saint of Conversano.
Includes
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Castle entrance ticket
What’s Not Included
  • Tasting, lunch or dinner
  • Transportation or pick-up

When you get there

Meeting point

Meeting point with the guide: Piazza Castello (next the castle ticket office) GPS coordinates: 40.969227, 17.115288

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From US$ 212.69 Per group up to 54