The visit of Altamura is often combined with that of nearby Matera from which only a few kilometers separate it, but certainly this city does not disappoint: a large cathedral, a very characteristic historical center, although not very well cared for. But it is certainly in the food and wine department that the so called Leonessa di Puglia excels, not only for the famous bread of Altamura, symbol and pride of the city, in the many ovens you can taste taralli, focaccia and cakes; but also the meat is very good, salami (there are also those who offer customizable sausages), oil, wine. The Altamurans, known as capetoste hold to food and to eat well, almost impossible to find a place where food is less than excellent.
One last note: the road that connects Altamura with Corato is one of the most beautiful landscape of all Puglia.
Tourist guide service: an half day is required
Please contact: Mr Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
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In the same day you could also visit Castel del Monte, Bari, Alberobello, Gioia del Colle but mosto of Matera that is very close.
Half day itinerary
The visit starts at Porta Bari, an ancient City Gate, we will explore the historical center of Altamura, characterized by the so called “calustri”, closed alleys that suddenly open on little courts, a very original feature of this medieval city. We will admire the city Cathedral dedicated to Maria Assunta and build by the Emperor Frederich II in the XIII century, one of the few example of south Italian Gothic Church. It’s not possible to visit Altamura whiteout dedicate time to its most important product: its very famous bread, one of the most famous in Italy. So we will stop in a bakery where we will taste the glorious bread of Altamura, moreover taralli, focaccia and other bakery products
Opening of the main monuments and fees
Cathedral of Altamura
Opening hours: 9.00/12.00 e 16.00/20.00
Price: free entrance
Phone number: 080 3117032
Diocesan Museum and Matronei Cathedral
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00. All other days by reservation
Price: Full ticket € 3.00. Reduced for schools or groups of more than 20 people 2.00 €
Vist center LamalungaAddress: Masseria Ragone Str. Prov. N. 157 Altamura - Quasano,
Opening hours: 09.00/14.00 and 16.00/22.00.
Price: € 2.50 full price, € 2.25 for groups, € 1.00 for schools
Archaeological National MuseumAddress: Via Santeramo 88
Opening hours: Weekdays 8.00am / 7.30pm - Thursday: 8.30am / 10.00pm Saturday and Holidays 8.30am / 1.30pm
Price: Free entrance
Museum of the memorabilia of St. Hannibal Seas of France and tomb of Melania CalvatAddress: Via Annibale Maria di Francia 25
Opening hours: morning 08.30 - 14.00; afternoon 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Phone number: 080.3115485
Alta Murgia Ethnographic MuseumAddress: Piazza Santa Teresa
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 17.30 / 19.30; Saturday-Sunday: 18.30 / 20.30
Museum of Typographic ArtAddress: via S. Ronchetti 2
Opening hours: from Tuesday to Friday 10.00 / 13.00; Saturday 10.00 / 13.00 and 16.00 / 20.00
Price: full € 4.00 reduced € 2.00 (school children min. 6-13) groups € 3.00 (minimum 10 people). Cumulative with the diocesan museum € 5.00
There is not a designated area but normally is not very difficult to park near Piazza Zanardelli
Food and drink
Do you want visit a bakery where they produce the real bread of Altamura?
We can do it. The simple visit is normally free and it provides an explanation and a little taste of bakery products.
It’s also possible to organize a very rich taste replacement of lunch. The price is about 15,00€ per person.