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Monopoli [4] is a town in the province of Bari (BA) in the region of Apulia (Puglia), Italy.

Get in[edit]

Monopoli can be easily reached by car or train. Bari is the closest airport / train interchange. Bari Airport to Bari Train station takes approx 30 minutes and the train from Bari to Monopoli takes approximately 30 minutes. Monopoli old town is within walking distance of Monopoli train station.


Monopoli is an old fishing village with several very picturesque beaches. In comparison to the western side of Italy it retains its Italian old town feel and is relatively untouched by tourism. You are more likely to meet other Italians on holiday here rather than English or Germans.

Get around[edit]

Walking is without any doubt the best way of visiting the old city and its tightened and tangled roads. Although a car could be necessary if you're going to visit the coast or the countryside. From June to August a bus service connects the train station to the beaches in the south of the city.

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  • Charles V's castle
  • Port
  • Old city
  • Church of S. Domenico
  • Sea and beaches
  • Basilian underground churches and villages
  • Spanish manors
Old port of Monopoli

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Take a bike tour.

  • PATH walks talks & beyond, [1]. self & guided bike tours. From Monopoli till Otranto, thorugh Alberobello, Cisternino, Ostuni & Lecce. Top notch bikes, unique itineraries, route descriptions and personalized behind the scene service, combined with unique food and wine tastings to discover Puglia.  edit

- Go to the beach! There are plenty of small beaches (both free beaches and beach clubs) within walking distance south of Monopoli

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Trattoria del Porto, via porto 17, 70043 Monopoli (BA), +39 080 4107431 (, fax: +390808872429). Mon-Sat:19.00-24.00;Sun:12.00-14.00;Tue:closed. The true taste of Apulia in the quiet atmosphere of the old city of Monopoli (BA). €15-€35.  edit
    Trattoria del Porto

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  • Bed And Breakfast Mari e Monti (Near Castellana Grotte, Zoosafari and Alberobello), Contrada aratico,352, +390809309162, [2]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 11:00. Contrada aratico, 352, tel: +39 0809309162, email [email protected] Bed & Breakfast for €30 for person a night. The b&b have a 2 main room, a bedroom, a small kitchen with a fridge, and a small bathroom 25,00. (40°50'40.40,17°17'49) edit
  • La Porta Vecchia, Via Peroscia, 21 (in the old town), +39 080 802 690, [3]. Excellent B&B centrally located in the old town €60.  edit

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