Altamura is nicknamed the Lioness of Puglia for its indomitable character and the strong city pride shown by the Altamurans over the centuries. Physically, the historic center revolves around the beautiful Cathedral, while the city’s economy revolves around the famous Altamura bread; during our visit we will have a “taste” of both. In reality, the whole agro-food sector is highly developed, the Altamura (also called capetoste) are very proud not only of the baked goods such as focaccia and taralli, but also of oil, wine but above all the quality of the meats. From a tourist point of view, the city is certainly interesting given the short distance from Matera with which the visit is often combined: Matera morning, and afternoon Altamura.
The famous Altamura Man may also be of interest in the city: the Neanderthal Man skeleton found in the 1990s.
Finally, it should be noted that the roads that connect Altamura with Ruvo, Coranto and Castel del Monte are among the most beautiful landscapes in all of Puglia.
Tourist guide service: an half day is required
Please contact: Mr Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
or sent us an email email@example.com
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
We meet the guide who will accompany us along our itinerary at Piazza Zanardelli, the juncture point between the modern part of the city and the historic center that we are going to visit. Along Corso Federico di Svevia we reach the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption, a symbol of the city. We will be able to admire both the exteriors and the important internal decorative system. Leaving the Cathedral we will enter the historic center characterized by the so-called claustri or closed streets that open onto small courtyards. We will visit the church of San Nicola dei Greci and then reach Porta Baresana. It is impossible to visit Altamura without spending time on its most important product, the famous Altamura bread. We will then stop in the oven to discover all its qualities.
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
Note: Attention: for groups of more than 5 pax the use of earphones is mandatory in order to visit the interior of the church.
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
(Italiano) Museo del PaneAddress: Via Onorato Candiota, 2, 70022 Altamura BA
Opening hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00 / 13.00, closed on Monday, All afternoons and the days of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by reservation only. Extraordinary openings, even in the evening for groups by reservation.
Price: Until 29 March 2020 the museum is free
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.