Someone travelling on the motorway A14, or on the more spectacular Strada Statale ‘Adriatica', towards Bitonto from North or South, will cherish the unique panorama of the intense green of the olive tree groves and the white reflection of the stone standing out against the intense blue of the sky over the changing blue of the sea.
The beauty of this city and its territory, its enviable geographic position, a connection between the coast and the hills of the hinterland have made it, since Neolithic, a privileged place for the settlement of a cabin village that can be discovered through the remains of the necropolis and of the relics, evidence of a complex and well-organised civilisation, dedicated to agriculture.
If you want to travel back in time, you will easily recognise Medieval features in the monumental Romanesque Cathedral and in the labyrinth of alleys of the historical centre full of arches, hidden towers, palaces and churches built over the span of centuries. Historical events affected the urban development and the local citizens' life, alike to peoples of the Land of Bari, with wars, foreign dominations, revolutions and wise governments.
A melting pot of peoples and cultures that you can discover in the shapes and styles of noble palaces, in the development of the suburban areas, in the richness of convent churches erected outside the defensive walls and, most of all, in the various shades of local dialects, recalling Greek, Spanish and French sounds.
A city with a glorious past. One of the most populous centre of the Middle Ages and one of the most flourishing cities of Apulia, district of the Reign of Naples. Next to Madrid, the only European city to be equipped with a public sewer in 1500s and, during this same century, capable to ransom its freedom from its feudal lord, paying a huge amount of money to get back the status of Civitas Libera (free city). Bitonto was battlefield of the Polish Secession War, after which the Reign of the House of Bourbon started. An important city, rich of history and filled or artistic and architectural evidences.
Bitonto, city of arts... but also of Festivals, Rites, Music Bands and, most of all, City of the Olive Oil.

We hope you will discover and experience beauties and flavours!

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