It is the sea that, in Molfetta, tells the local history, the activities of its inhabitants and the roots of ancient traditions better than any other voice. In fact, the city is one of the most important fishing centres in the region, its fleet of fishing boats is among the largest in the entire Lower Adriatic. The houses and buildings of the old town are reflected in the sea. The port is a place of passage, of great life, frenetic activities and gestures that have been repeated unchanged for centuries. The old town is famous for its 'herringbone' alleyways, and this is just another of the many details that tell of the bond between the sea and the city, a sea that does not simply mean tourism but is identity. One of the symbols of this identity is the lighthouse, built in 1853 and activated in 1857: for over 150 years, its lantern has been a reference point for sailors, a light that looks out to the sea and is sought by the sea, in a perpetual dance.