15 - Tour among the ancient roman streets (Monopoli & Egnazia)
Monopoli, overlooking the sea and surrounded by high walls, will amaze you with its 99 streets that intersect each other in an endless labyrinth, where you will breath in the history and traditions dating back to the 5th century. Only the large fortified gate incorporated in the Castle, and some tombs in the hypogeum area of the Cathedral remain from Roman times. Along Via dei Mulini, inside the Bastion of Santa Maria, near the Vescovile Palace important traces of the past fortifications are still preserved.
Along the Apulian Adriatic line, between Monopoli and Savelletri, the archaeological park of Egnazia is one of the most interesting sites of the region, with testimonies and finds ranging from the Bronze to the Middle Ages. Of its ancient history remain the monuments and houses of the Roman age as well as the mighty defense wall with the north wall being 7 meters high.
Walking in the ancient city of Gnathia, you will feel like reliving the past, the ruts of the wagons are still visible on the ground on the Via Traiana that crosses it, an important way for traffic and trade. The Acropolis dominates the city from a hill that stretches out on the sea, from which you can enjoy a splendid panoramic view.
At the end of the visit, await us an aperitif by the sea, along the ancient walls of Monopoli, with tasting of 4 fine wines from historic Apulian cellars. A sommelier will be at your side, lubricating ourselves and offering us an accurate sensorial analysis for each of them, combining the perfect wine with every Apulian specialty.
Appointment with the participants
Guided tour of Monopoli
Guided tour of the Egnazia and visit of the Park and the Archeological Museum of Egnazia
Aperitif by the sea
End of the experience
THE PRICE INCLUDES
- means of transport car or minivan
- guide in English/Italian Language
- booking and ticket to the Park and the Archeological Museum of Egnazia
Experience guaranteed for min. 2pax.
Medium/low difficulty level - suitable for adults and children
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Every day, from Monday to Sunday