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GIOIA DEL COLLE, IN THE HEART OF THE APULIAN MURGIA
Gioia del Colle is located in the heart of the Apulian Murgia, in a picturesque area of Puglia near the provinces of Bari and Taranto, halfway between the Adriatic Sea and the Ionian Sea, between beautiful vineyards, olive and almond groves.
The city was probably founded in the Middle Ages, was remembered in a famous document of 1085. After the Swabian domination, it was annexed to the principality of Taranto, and was subjected to many noble families, including Acquaviva and Conversano.
Gioia del Colle is dominated by the famous Castle of Byzantine origin, which was built around 1100 by Richard Norman Seneschal and restored two centuries later by Frederick II of Swabia.
Charming and worth a visit to the picturesque medieval quarter, well preserved, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of the time.
A Gioia del Colle, you can visit the Archaeological Museum, which holds numerous relics peucetici, including the beautiful pottery found during excavations in the area.
At about 5 km from the town are the ruins of buildings and the necropolis of Monte Sannace, which was probably one of the major peucetici the area, developed between the sixth and third centuries BC. a. C..
There are numerous destinations must for tourists who want to discover the charming attractions of Puglia, unique facets of its landscape, its history, its sea, its people, some suggest there Bari, Alberobello, Martina Franca , Grotte di Castellana, Conversano, Ostuni, Monopoli, Taranto.