Puglia, Italy Historic Sites and Landmarks

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Ruvo di Puglia CathedralRuvo di Puglia Cathedral
Ruvo di Puglia, Italy
13th cent.

This is a small but elegant Romanesque cathedral in Puglia, southern Italy. Its facade features many interesting sculptures and a lovely rose window.

Basilica di San NicolaBasilica di San Nicola
Bari, Italy

Founded in 1087 to shelter the stolen relics of St. Nicholas, this majestic edifice became the model for later Puglian Romanesque churches.

Trani CathedralTrani Cathedral
Trani, Italy

Spectacularly situated next to the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, the Cattedrale di San Nicola Pellegrino in Trani contains a wealth of Romanesque art and architecture.

Altamura CathedralAltamura Cathedral
Altamura, Italy

This interesting Romanesque-Gothic cathedral has the most intricately carved portal in Puglia, with fascinating miniature sculptures of the 14th and 15th centuries.

Bitonto CathedralBitonto Cathedral
Bitonto, Italy

The largest cathedral in Puglia, Bitonto Cathedral offers imposing Romanesque architecture, carved portals and corbels, a marble pulpit, a griffin floor mosaic, a fine crypt and extensive archaeological excavations.