Apulia

Enrico Massetti Publishing
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In Bari – Apulia’s capital city – they say: “If Paris were by the sea, it would be like a small Bari.” Presumption or arrogance? No, just pride (for which these people are famous, apart from their strong sense of humor). The pride of living in a city that successfully blends art and deep historical roots with a very modern spirit of business enterprise. Traditionally the “land’s end” that bridged Italy with the worlds of Greece and the Middle East, Bari enjoyed its “golden age” during medieval times.

The Cathedral and Church of St. Nicholas with their Romanesque forms bear majestic witness to that period. Traces of the ancient trading and social contacts with the Greek world can be seen in the Archaeological Museum.

The blend of history and art that characterizes the monuments of Bari is reflected in many areas of Apulia, where you will often discover cathedrals built during the medieval era such as in Brindisi, Andria, Barletta, Trani, Ruvo di Puglia, Lucera, Troia, Manfredonia, Otranto, and Gallipoli. Belonging to another era yet equally precious and extraordinary is the flourishing of the baroque architecture in the town of Lecce.

This guide leads you in a fifteen days visit to Apulia, starting from Ortona a Mare and going through Vasto, Campobasso, Lucera, Foggia, Troia, Melfi, Potenza, Gravina, Matera, Taranto, Gallipoli, Otranto, Lecce, Brindisi, Alberobello with its Trulli, Bari, Barletta, Trani, Castel del Monte, the Gargano peninsula, Termoli, to end up again in Ortona al Mare.

It includes photos and descriptions of the attractions, as well as travel info.

It includes info on the food of Apulia.



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About the author

Enrico Massetti was born in Milano. Now he lives in Washington DC, USA, but he regularly visit his hometown, and enjoys going around all the places in his home country.

Enrico can be reached at enricomassetti@msn.com

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Enrico Massetti Publishing
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Published on
Feb 5, 2015
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Pages
62
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9781312895171
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English
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Travel / Europe / Italy
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