Top 5 things to do in Monopoli, Italy

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Monopoli remains historical and functional for tourists and citizens of Italy. Just like a painting, Monopoli is a beautiful port town whose prime feature is its medieval churches and castles jutting above the Adriatic, along with the whitewashed harbor walls you’ll have to gawk at upon entry.

Take a trip to Centro Storico di Monopoli


As a whitewashed town, walking around the Old Town would make you feel like you’re sucked into a painting.

You’ll be able to see the seafront while walking around and reach the light-colored walls as you move in deeper.

Check Out Basilica Cattedrale Maria Santissima della Madia

This jaw-dropping Romanesque church is dedicated to the Madonna Della Maria, the Virgin Mary. It has a history of wonders and miracles from supposedly being halted in its construction until a raft carried an icon of the Virgin Mary into the beach’ harbor. You’ll drop to your knees the moment you see its interior.

Be inspired by Castello di Lecce

This castle has traveled down history since 1539 and was used as a theatre and a military district. At present, lies here is the Cultural Affairs. You can get a lot of inspiration from taking a look at their culture. Get charmed by the interior and delicate ornaments plastered upon the humungous rooms.

There’s a fascinating legend of a family that once owned this castle and kept a white bear, which led to this castle’s sacred powers. Who knows, you might see its spirit if you visit the fortress.

Listen to the Fishermen’s Tales on Porto Antico di Monopoli

Despite its oldness, this port is a picturesque art where you can see fishermen unloading their daily catch. Just look at the vibrant blue hue of the water and listen to the tales of the fishermen. There are also light shows during events at night, reflecting on the white walls of the town.

Look into a piece of history by Going to Museo e Sito Archeologico Cripta Romanica.

This is an archeological place that’s just amazing, and you can touch history from 4,500 years ago. You’ll be able to see the different ages of the Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance periods in just one place. Ancient tombs won’t just be in your textbooks, but you can see them in person.