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Ancient Molfetta


Molfetta, its ancient origins, the splendid churches and the fishing port.


Molfetta surroundings of Bari Puglia

Molfetta is one of the largest cities in the province of Bari and boasts a very important historical heritage given its very ancient origins.

Molfetta , in fact, seems to have been lived and inhabited already in the Neolithic period since various findings lead back to prehistoric settlements and camps. Various peoples dominated this territory, including Normans, Swabians and Angevins, but it was in the Middle Ages that Molfetta began to become a strategic and prestigious place for commercial exchanges by sea, becoming one of the main references in Puglia for the Adriatic .

It is no coincidence, in fact, that the city's Old Cathedral (dedicated to San Corrado, as well as one of the greatest examples of Apulian Romanesque style) stands right near the port of Molfetta with its two imposing bell towers that characterize the skyline.

Speaking of churches , for fans of the theme it is fair to point out that there are several to visit in this city, such as the Basilica of the Madonna dei Martiri , the baroque cathedral of the Assumption , the church of Purgatory (just to name a few ) and several others, just as a small but beautiful Gothic style temple located in Piazza Garibladi and built in 1856 also deserves attention: the Calvary .
Molfetta to see near Bari It is also right to say a few words about the historic center of Molfetta , a true peninsula with a highly medieval feel and surrounded by an ancient and massive defensive wall interrupted only at the entrance to this characteristic historic centre .

For the rest, the ancient village has all the typical characteristics of a medieval village, with cute alleys, ancient churches and spaces dedicated to nightlife among pubs, pubs and typical local restaurants.
In short, even in the heart of Molfetta there is certainly no shortage of entertainment, the right compromise to live a pleasant and tasty experience within the walls of this inviting and elegant historic centre , and not just in the ancient village .

Molfetta is near Bari

Km from Bari
Minutes by car

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