Why Should You Visit Monopoli During a Trip to Puglia?
If you’re hoping to spend your vacations in Puglia, which you should certainly do, we’d recommend that you take a little time getting to know the city of Monopoli. Located south-east of Bari, it’s fairly close to the region’s main airport and train station, so it should be fairly easy to get to with or without a car. Many people would consider this destination to be one of the most beautiful cities situated this side of the coast, and if you come for a visit, we’re sure that you’ll see why.
If you’re going to be visiting Puglia next year, it might be worth taking a look at some of our tours of Puglia. Our team here at Travel Puglia are passionate about what we do, and we’re certain that you could enjoy a stay here with us.
What is there to see and do in Monopoli?
Whether you decide to come on one of our tours around Puglia or not, we want to encourage you to find out more about why a visit to Monopoli is well worth your time.
For starters, you could easily immerse yourself in the more traditional Puglian lifestyle of the countryside districts, where you’re likely to find quaint churches, farmhouses, and stunning scenery that seems to go on forever.
If you think that you would be more interested in exploring the ancient streets and seeing fantastic historic landmarks, it might be worth heading to the center of the city instead. Spend some time in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele (commonly known as “Borgo” by locals) and the central square, and simply enjoy the views as you wander through the streets. Some great sites that you’re likely to come across during your time doing so include:
- The Cathedral Basilica of the Madonna della Madia
- The Charles V Castle
- The Church of San Salvatore
- The Church of Santa Teresa
Enjoy the sun, sea, and coast
Another amazing aspect of Monopoli is the coast. Not only does it offer some magnificent views of the sea, but it also has some perfect opportunities to enjoy the warm Mediterranean weather during Italian getaways.
While it can be easy to spend hours on end enjoying the scenery, walking along the marina, and just generally relaxing; you simply can’t miss the amazing coves that are located along the coast. There are 25 in total, so there are plenty for you to visit during your stay. If you’re looking for the most relaxing and peaceful hiking Puglia Italy has to offer, a trip to some of the coves could be an excellent idea.
Locals and foreigners alike are simply drawn to the city’s shoreline, so if you’re looking for the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the sun, don’t miss out on the opportunity to come to Monopoli for a visit.
Here are just a few of the coves you might want to check out during your stay:
- Cala Corvino
- Porto Rosso
- Porto Verde
- Santo Stefano
We have some of the best tours of Puglia
We don’t mean to brag, but our team is well known for providing exceptional trips to this part of Italy – and we’d love to have you on board for one of our small group tours of Puglia next year. Whether you’re interested in trying a variety of traditional foods or even hiking in Puglia, we’re certain that you’ll find an itinerary that’s perfect for your needs.
But that’s far from all that you could experience during a trip with us. From visiting incredible Salento vineyards, to seeing the Trulli huts of Alberobello; there‘s simply so much to fall in love with during our adventure tours in Puglia. With a variety of itineraries, luxury accommodation, and experienced, multilingual staff, we’ve taken care of everything so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your stay.
You may even want to try some of the best hiking Puglia Italy has to offer. If so, you’ll be glad to hear that there are plenty of places that we could take you for a Puglia hiking adventure. To put it simply, we have so much to offer – and we’d love to take you on a trip with us!