Discover the delights of a
vacation or a day visit to Monopoli here with all the facts and options for a
day trip or holiday. The town has a small historic quarter centred
around the castle with the rest of the population (about 48,000) spread
out along the coast in the modern town.
Monopoli is located in the province of Bari (Apulia
Region) just 45 minutes drive (approx. 30 miles) south east of the city
and airport of the same name and just under an hours
journey (45 miles) from the other Puglia airport of Brindisi, both via
the E55 coastal dual carriageway, allowing easy access for foreign
plenty of unspoilt coast, clear blue seas and the beautiful countryside
given over to mainly olive production, orchards and almond trees, it is
easy to understand why Italian tourists arrive in droves during the
summer, festivals and holidays. There are over 2 dozen sandy beaches
dotted along the 8 miles of this part of the coast and many other
bathing opportunities from the low lying rocks.
history buffs you will find plenty to interest you as the town has been
under the rule of the Norman, Byzantine, Swabian, Venice, Spain,
Austria, Naples before finally become part of the Kingdom of Italy, all
leaving their mark in the area, plus Roman and bronze age settlements
can be seen locally.
Italy - Monopoli Puglia Italy. English visitor guide to the
town of Monopoli, Apulia with information about accommodation, hotels,
masseria, weather, tourist attractions etc.