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Walls of Barletta

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Proud testimony to the glories of an ancient seaside town

Barletta is an ancient city, rich in history, and its defensive walls bear witness to this. Over the centuries, in fact, the Apulian city has been subject to numerous dominations - mainly Norman, Swabian, Angevin, Spanish and Aragonese - that have altered its territorial structure and expanded its borders.

Of the ancient defensive apparatus, originally characterised by gates, walls, towers and ramparts, today all that remains are the northern walls, facing directly onto the sea, the majestic Frederician Castle, the imposing Porta Marina and the old fort known as Il Paraticchio. This happened following the decision of King Francis II of Bourbon in 1859 to tear down the city walls, which were seen as an obstacle to the expansion of the city.

A stop in Barletta will allow you to enjoy many pleasant experiences: from the Cathedral to the military fortifications, from the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre to a bicycle ride along the seafront cycle path. And at the end of the day, as a reward, a tasty dinner of typical dishes: fresh fish, orecchiette with turnip tops, rice with potatoes and mussels, to name but a few;

Walls of Barletta

Via Mura del Carmine, 76121 Barletta BT, Italia

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