Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli, Italy

Monopoli, Italy

25 miles southeast of Bari, Monopoli is a small port town in the region of Apulia (Puglia). A flourishing seaside town, it was always exposed to the raids and attacks of Turkish pirates in the early days because of its location. It was originally populated by the ancient settlers known as the Egnazians. Their maritime tradition lives on in the city today. Local attractions included the scenic port, the beaches and the crypts. Guests may consider venturing out to Masseria Garrappa, Bari, golf at Masseria San Domenico – San Domenico Golf or the unesco awarded Alberobello giving incredible examples of the prehistoric technique of (mortarless) construction, The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighboring fields. They feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.


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