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Guide to visiting Bitonto


The cathedral of Bitonto is a true jewel of Romanesque art, but the city is not very well equipped to accommodate tourists, but perhaps this is where its greatest appeal lies: Bitonto is a true city, with a beautiful historical center still vital and sincere.

Guide service

The guide service requires half a day, contact Giampaolo 333/2637942 or Cinzia 338/8453921
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The half-day visit of Bitonto can be combined with the visit of Castel del Monte, Barletta, Ruvo, Molfetta, Canne della Battaglia, Trani, Bisceglie, Canosa and Bari.

Half day itinerary

Meeting with the guide at Porta Bari in the vicinity of the so-called “Castle” but in reality it is a single tower of the Angioma era. We enter the historical center characterized by the many noble palaces once the residence of the bitontine nobility.
We will stop at the church of the Purgatory archetype of the counter-reformist archeology in the Land of Bari. We reach the splendid Cathedral. Perhaps the richest of the Romanesque Apulian cathedrals: the façade is rich and even more precious are the beautiful (and rare) examples of sacred furnishings kept inside, among which the marvelous Ambone signed by Maestro Nicolaus Protomagister stands out. But even more amazing is what we will admire when we descend into the crypt, where not many years ago an ancient mosaic of an almost complete griffin was discovered.

Opening of the main monuments and fees

Cathedral of Bitonto

Opening hours: open from 8.00 to 12.00 and from 15.30 to 20.00
Price: Free admission

Crypt of the Cathedral and excavations of the succorpo

Address: At the Cathedral
Opening hours: 10.00-12.30 and 15.30 - 18.00, Thursday closed
Price: € 3.00, € 1.50 up to 18 years, free up to 6 years

National Gallery of Puglia Girolamo and Rosaria Devanna

Address: Palazzo Sylos Calò
Opening hours: open from 9.30 am to 7.50 pm Closing days: Wednesday
Price: Free admission

Torrione Angioino di Bitonto

Opening hours: 10,00-13,00 15,00-18,00
Price: Free admission

Church of Purgatory

Opening hours: almost always closed
Price: free admission

La guglia

Address: near Cathedral
Opening hours: Outdoor

Bus Parking

Very difficult to park a bus in Bitonto, almost impossible. Better to do only loading and unloading near Porta Bari. If I was the driver I would never leave the Pullman.


Public toilets near Porta Bari

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 25/01/2019