Altamura – The Apulian Lioness

The ancient megalithic walls give the name to the city, famous for the discovery of the ‘Man of Altamura’, for the Cathedral built by Frederick II of Swabia and for the traditional local (DOP -denominazione di origine protetta) bread. The historical centre is a maze of narrow streets that lead to the “claustri”, the distinctive small courtyards.

Itinerary

Ancient city gates, corso Frederick II of Swabia, the Cathedral, San Nicola de’ Greci Church, Museum of the Altamura Man (National Archaeological Museum – Palazzo Baldassarre – LamalungaVisitor Centre – entrance fee).

Duration: half day