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In the Valley of Ofanto rises the Hill Down the settlement known at the battle of Cannae, theater of the famous battle between the Romans and Carthaginians (216 BC). Surrounded by mighty walls, used for several centuries, today offers the visitor a long and fascinating journey that includes the Antiquarium, the remarkable Roman remains, medieval and early Christian about so-called "Citadel" and finally the daunian village with locality Fontanelle cemetery. Particularly in the substantial core of Antiquarium archaeological material documents the long continuity of life from prehistory to the mi
Located in a strategic position between two ancient and important communication axis, the Adriatic road and the via Traiana, which leads to Rome, the basilica has been the destination for pilgrims to the Holy Land and for the Crusaders in travel, from the port of Barletta, toward Jerusalem.
Inside the famous Treasury of the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre. In 1291, after the capture of acre, were some of the relics of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and conducted in Barletta and cherishes.
The Swabian Castle was once a fortress for defensive purposes, surrounded by sea that occupied the moat around the Castle and the isolated from potential attackers. Today it is a strategic point in city life as well as a major urban core. It is the seat of the municipal library, the Museum and a Conference Hall and exhibitions.
It is surrounded by gardens, dedicated to fratelli Cervi.
Among the works, over an alleged bust of Frederick II of Swabia , limestone dating back to the 13th century, is here placed the Sarcophagus of the Apostles, first stone relief of Christianity in Barletta, dating fr
Located in the historic centre of the city, at the end of via Duomo is the oldest core of the city's religious life as well as its urban core.
Stands out in a underground part and one at street level and appears to be the result of ancient stratifications, who viewed the overlap of tombs "caves" in the 3rd century BC, an early Christian basilica from the 6th century, a second medieval basilica dating from the IX-X century, and finally the upper building, consisting of two separate parts: the front is typically Romanesque church (12th century) , and back made in Gothic style (14th century).
The giant bronze statue is located in corso Vittorio Emanuele, near the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre, on a stand about a meter tall. Restored during the middle ages, is characterized by a man dressed in late Imperial Roman and Byzantine, as shown by the tiara and the circular garment typical of high-ranking military, present on the head. The statue is known as city-level "Heraclius".
Also known as Osteria or Poison's House, dating from the period between the 14th and 15th centuries, is the place where according to knightly tradition, during a banquet in honor of the French, defeated during a battle with the Spanish verbal confrontation took place between Charles de La Motte and the Spanish Captain don Diego de Mendoza. The altercation resulted in the offense, made by the latter against the French leader, comparing their value to that of Italians, his allies and led to better battle known as la Disfida di Barletta, between thirteen Italians and French. The Winery is open to
The Museum was established in 1929. Located at first in the former sixteenth century Dominican convent, it is now located in the Svevo Castle, since 2003. The historical and artistic Museum, hosts a rich collection of archaeological finds, a series of paintings by local artists and subsequent donations including those of Giuseppe Gabbiani, Vincenzo De Stefano, Raffaele Girondi and Ferdinando Cafiero. The show floor includes a collection of paintings and sculptures from the Neapolitan school from the 600s to 900s, tables on sacred subjects from the 14th and 15th centuries, works by artists from