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Guide to visiting Monopoli


Monopoli is an intensely touristic city, the reasons for attraction are different: a beautiful old town, a sandy beach, a beautiful countryside of centuries-old olive trees and one of the largest hotels in Puglia, made up of large hotels and charming farms. Do not miss the rock church of Santa Maria del Soccorso
The guide service requires half a day.

Guide service

The guide service requires half a day.
Please contact Mr. Giampaolo Nanula +39 333 2637942
Or mail:

The half-day visit of Monopoli can be combined with the visit of Bari, Alberobello, Locorotondo, Martina Franca, Polignano a Mare, Putignano, Ostuni, Conversano, Egnazia – Fasano, Brindisi.

Half day itinerary

We will meet the local guide at the dock of the port, from which we will reach Piazza Garibaldi characterized by the many bars and restaurants. We will go into the historic center where if possible we can admire the rock church of Santa Maria del Soccorso. We will then reach the Cathedral of Maria Santissima della Madia, inside which there is an ancient Marian icon that protected the city, highly venerated by the monopolies and which takes its name from the Madonna della Madia. Not far from the Cathedral there is the Church of Purgatory which houses the mummies of the ancients belonging to a religious brotherhood. Walking along the ancient city walls we will reach the castle and immediately we will be back on the harbor.


Opening of the main monuments and fees

Cathedral Basilica of Madia of Monopoli

Address: Largo Cattedrale
Opening hours: (Italiano) 8,00-19,00
Price: Free entry

Castello di Monopoli

Address: Largo Castello
Opening hours: 10.00-12.00 and 18.00-21.00 Monday closed
Price: Free entry

Diocesan Museum of Monopoli

Opening hours: open from 10.30 to 12.30 and from 17.00 to 21.00, closed on Monday
Price: Free admission

Rock Church of Santa Maria del Soccorso

Opening hours: open from 9.30 to 12.30
Price: Free entry with free offer

(Italiano) Cripta delle Mummie

Address: (Italiano) Presso Chiesa di Santa Maria del Suffragio (detta del Purgatorio), Via Padre Manghisi,
Opening hours: (Italiano) in genere aperta sia la mattina che il pomeriggio
Price: (Italiano) ingresso gratuito

Bus Parking

You park for free in the port area, Monopoli attention has a bad road system.


Public toilets in Piazza Garibaldi open from 8.30 to 14.00 and from 15.00 to 20.00, free


Festivals throughout the summer
Monopoli is perhaps the city that hosts the largest number of festivals in Italy. Some in the city, others in the many districts (there are 91) scattered in the countryside.
Here is an approximate list:
Sagra dei panzerotti – last Sunday of May in Contrada Virbo
Pancake Festival – last Sunday of May at the parish of Regina Pacis
Fried fish festival – last Sunday in June at the Church of the Sacred Heart
Free-range chicken festival – first Saturday in June in Contrada Cozzana
Sagra dei panzerotti – July 26th at the Parish of Sant’Anna
Festival of panzerotti – last Saturday of July in Contrada Cozzana
Skewer festival – first Sunday of August in Contrada Santa Lucia
Feast of bruschetta and typical dessert – Contrada Cristo Re
Feast of the Madonna della Madia at sea – August 14, Monopoli city
Festival of typical dishes – first Saturday after mid-August in Contrada Cozzana
Stuffed sandwich festival – fourth weekend of August in Contrada Losciale
Pancake festival – last weekend of August in Contrada Sicario
Festival of orecchiette and pancakes – first weekend of September in Contrada Impalata
Sagra della porchetta – second Saturday of September in Contrada Cozzana
Meatball festival – second Sunday of September in Contrada Impalata
Panzerotto festival – third weekend of September in Contrada San Gerardo
Feast of bruschetta and panzerotto – between September and October in Contrada Cozzana

Le informazioni contenute in questa pagina sono aggiornate al 07/02/2020