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Storia comune di Bitonto provincia di Bari

According to the tradition, Bitonto was founded by Illyrian king Botone: hence the place-name. A first settlement dates back to the Bronze age and it was a flourishing centre between the VI and the V century BC. When it came under Taranto’s influence it turned into a Greek town, although it kept its self-government, and then it was a Roman dominion. After the Barbarian invasions it came under Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Normans and Swabians. With Anjous Bitonto was ruled by some aristocratic families such as Caldora, Ventimiglia, Acquaviva, Cordova until 1522 when it became a free town beneath a remarkable payment. Since this moment it was considered the second most important Apulia town thanks to its flourishing business and art. On may 26th 1734 a battle between Austrians and Spanish took place just in Bitonto, the battle that affirmed the Bourbons’ victory. Later Bitonto was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy.

Informazioni turistiche comune di Bitonto provincia di Bari

Bitonto is renowned for its olive culture and especially for its production of PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) olive oil, which is considered among the best quality olive oil in the world. Bitonto stands on a plain territory that rises up to the Murgia upper hills: in fact it’s part of the National Park of Murgia Upper Hills that is a natural reserve as well as “Lama Balice” (“Lama” is a karstic formation), regional park from 2007. Among the most interesting monuments there are the Romanesque Cathedral, dedicated to Saint Valentine, Sylos-Calò and Sylos Vulpano Palaces, the round tower (the only remain of the 13th century castle) and the city wall ruins all around the town.

Aree di interesse turistico del comune di Bitonto

Monumenti, musei, chiese, parchi naturali, castelli e attrazioni da vedere in comune di Bitonto

Torrione Angioino

Museo civico "Eustachio Rogadeo"


Chiesa San Francesco

Museo Archeologico della Fondazione "De Palo-Ungaro"

Appuntamenti, eventi, manifestazioni e sagre comune di Bitonto provincia di Bari

Festa e Fiera di San Leone
In occasione di una delle fiere più antiche d'Italia (è ricordata dal Boccaccio nel...

Festa e Fiera dei Santi Medici

Historical Parade
It is celebrated to commemorate the so-called "Battle of Bitonto" which was fought...

Traetta Opera Festival

Ami Fest

La Puglia nel '500

La Puglia il Manierismo e la Controriforma

La Semmana Sande a Vetonde

Officine culturali di Bitonto

T'amo in progress

Nulla di antico

Subsonica Cover Band

IV Edizione del ReeFestival - Festival multidisciplinare sul riciclo creativo


GirOlio d'Italia 2013 - Tappa finale

Pray - Alessandro Fusco

Dal Cinquecento al Novecento. Nuova acquisizione della Galleria Nazionale della Puglia


Masseria Spina Resort
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Masseria Fortificata Donnaloia
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La Camera Ducale R&R
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