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Bitonto: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 92631
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Join this guided tour of Bitonto, a city famous for its Romanesque cathedral and extra virgin olive oil.
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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a Romanesque cathedral dedicated to St. Valentine
  • Explore the old town with its historical palaces
  • Admire the Angevin Tower, testimony of the defensive system of the city
Full description
The tour starts from Baresana Gate, also known as Marina Gate, as it shows the way to the sea. Walking further, you will encounter the Angevin Tower, watchtower and defense, at 24 meters high. Recently, it was restored and now you can see the moat and rampart, the first outpost of defense. The tour continues in the town center to Bitonto Cathedral, one of the most important of the Puglia region for its Romanesque style and dedicated to St. Valentine.

The Bitonto Cathedral is the one of the finest examples of an early Christian cathedral in Italy. This beautiful Romanesque cathedral dates from the 12th-century and is a refreshing change from the 'over the top' Baroque churches which can be found in great numbers throughout Italy. The simple lines result in an uncluttered space which is quite overwhelming.

The crypt is not to be missed. An extensive architectural project has uncovered previous buildings which reveals the development of Christianity during the different eras since its establishment in the 12th-century. The tour ends by visiting Sylos Calò Palace, built in the late Renaissance style.
Includes
  • Certified tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Crypt tickets
  • Transfer service

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Meeting point

Porta Baresana (Baresana Gate) under the arch.

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From US$ 212.89 Per group up to 54