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Barletta – strolling with Fabio

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Barletta – strolling with Fabio

And who is going to take us around Barletta today? Fabio! In this video he shows you this city, a place with a lot of history. In only 5 minutes.

Barletta – strolling with Fabio

He will take you around the city of Barletta and show you the most characteristic places and the most important monuments, such as the Castle, the Cantina della Disfida („Challenge Tavern“), the Cathedral of S. Maria Maggiore and Heraclius‘ monument, a bronze colossus, a majestic statue over 5 metres high which inspired a curious legend…

The episode of the Challenge is well known and celebrated even today in the city. So It is usually celebrated with a costume parade, and the historical event, in September. But the date of the famous Challenge is 13th February 1503. Some clothes of that time can be found in the Cantina della Disfida, the place where the offense took place. It’s worth a look.

In the Castle there are some archaeological finds, but above all a stone bust which allegedly depicts Frederick II, the Emperor who used to spend much of his spare time in Apulia during the 13th century. And he did a lot for this region! You can visit it everyday, except on Mondays
You can’t miss a visit to the Cathedral and its basement; yes! Because they found during the archaeological excavations many ancient remains, and some decorations.
It will surprise you!

And in Barletta there is much more, especially De Nittis’ Gallery, named after the painter Giuseppe De Nittis born in Barletta. He moved to Paris, and married Léontine who gave him a son. And he did not forget his birthplace, he painted it many times in a very suggestive way.
So this city is very interesting, a surprise for many. Because you can see and touch with your own hands the signs of history, the ones that were truly experienced by the inhabitants and the ones that live today only in the oral tradition. With Fabio, you won’t miss any of these signs!

Barletta – strolling with Fabio
Let‘s continue our walks around Apulia!

 

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