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Guide to visiting Gioia del Colle


Gioia is a delightful town with a beautiful old town and an impressive castle. Tourism is almost completely absent. The visit focuses on the castle which houses the National Archaeological Museum. Also noteworthy is the Archaeological Park of Monte Sannace, not far from the town.
If you pass by Gioia do not forget to taste the famous mozzarella: among the best in Italy.

Guide service

The guide service requires half a day.

Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula + 39 333 2637942
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The half-day visit of Gioia del Colle can be combined with visits to Bari, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Polignano a Mare, Putignano, Conversano, Taranto.

Half day itinerary

Gioia del Colle is a large town on the border between the provinces of Bari and Taranto
Together we will visit the cauterized historic center with its narrow streets and the Mother Church dedicated to Santa Maria Maggiore.
Next we reach the Castle not far away, inside which the National Archaeological Museum is housed with pieces coming mainly from the Archaeological Park of Monte Sannace.

Opening of the main monuments and fees



Gioia del Colle Castle and National Archaeological Museum

Opening hours: Open from 8.30 to 19.30 the ticket office closes at 19.15. Sunday closes at 13.30
Price: Cumulative ticket with the Archaeological Park of Monte Sannace, full € 5.00, reduced € 2.00
Note: (Italiano) ATTENZIONE Ecco i nuovi orari e disposizioni per l'accesso validi dal 22/02/21 fino a data da destinarsi causa emergenza Covid. Castello Dal Lunedì al Venerdì dalle 8,30 alle 19,30 Massimo 18 persone Info 080 3481305 Monte Sannace Dalle 8,30 alle 15,00 Massimo 30 persone Info 080 348 3052

Monte Sannace Archaeological Park

Address: Strada Provinciale Gioia del Colle - Turi
Opening hours: 8.30-15.00, closed on Monday and Tuesday
Price: 2,50 €. Free for children under 18. Cumulative ticket with the castle € 4.00
Note: ATTENTION Here are the new times and provisions for access valid from 22/02/21 until a date to be decided due to the Covid emergency. Castle From Monday to Friday from 8.30 to 19.30 Maximum 18 people Info 080 3481305 Monte Sannace From 8.30 to 15.00 Maximum 30 people Info 080 348 3052

Bus Parking

There is no tourist bus parking area in the city


Public toilets in Piazza Garibaldi

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 22/02/2021